We awoke to heavy clouds and wet streets. It seemed a perfect day to visit the Rio Grande Zoo with my Spotmatic and the 75-230mm Yashinon zoom. The big old lens retains good sharpness even wide-open, but the lens' f/4.5 aperture and the not-too-bright screen of the SP makes finding the perfect focus point a challenge. With the zoo animals always in motion, one is never sure if the decisive moment made it onto the film. At the end of my visit I was really uncertain what my scans would reveal. As I pulled out of the zoo's parking lot in my truck I switched on the radio, and there was Dave Brubeck playing Take Five ! I took it as a good omen.