In 1980, shortly after I was married, Texaco sent me to New York and London for a sales training trip. My supervisor was retiring and I was chosen to take his place as Marine Sales Supervisor in Panama. At that time, Texaco was the main supplier of bunkers (marine fuels) and marine lubes south of the Río Grande. In fact, Panama competed head-to-head with New York, London, Hong Kong, and Rotterdam as a bunkering spot.
Since we had recently purchased a new home for our wedding, I decided to buy the lamps for the house in New York. Upon my return to Panama, one month later, the lighting fixtures were installed. There was one lamp for the dining room, one lamp for the living room and one small lamp for the front porch. Thirty-two years later, the lamps are still providing light to our home.
Below is a picture of our living room lamp shot with my P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS early in the evening. No flash was used. The picture was taken hand held. I was surprised to see how sharp the picture turned out. For more than three years I’ve been taking pictures with this entry-level P&S camera with satisfactory results.