It started out harmless. Inspiration struck to create something that would express life in all it's glorious, abstract beauty. I was going to make a picture breathe and I wanted to mimic a watercolour. It could be done and damn it, I could do it!
I knew it wouldn't be a favorite here, abstracts rarely are, but I didn't care I was doing this for me. I was exploring and experimenting and I was poised and ready for the challenge.
Camera in hand, I headed out into the misty afternoon to hunt my subject matter. Settling on a carefully selected green area, I positioned myself and began the process.
Up until this point, everything was fine. I was elated, I was on a photographers high, I was in the zone!
I'm not sure what happened in the next 20 minutes. Yes, 20 minutes. I lost time. I got caught in the zone, focused on my project and not settling until I got what I wanted. However, in minute 21, when the fog parted and I came out of my glazed over state, reality hit me - it was pouring.
Granted it wasn't a hurricane but it was a pretty significant rainstorm and there I was standing in it - soaked to the bone HOLDING MY CAMERA.
Running inside I dried off the camera, got changed and went to my computer to upload the pictures.
Then it dawned on me, as dreaded realizations often do "Hey.. that water couldn't have been good for the camera"
I'm brilliant no?
Pressing the power button the camera failed to make the gentle whirring noise and spring to life as it had done so many times in the past. My heart sunk.
"Ok, it just needs to dry" I thought to myself and with the aid of a screwdriver, got the casing off and pulled it apart, which is the state it's been in for about 24hrs.
The last time I checked, it will now turn on but the LCD just radiates a horribly, painful, bright white.
What makes this even worse is this digital isn't even mine. So I feel a mixture of guilt for potentially destroying someone elses property and depression for being without something that's been such an integral part of my everyday life.
I'll be taking the camera in to see if there is any hope of saving it and should that fail, buying a new camera for my friend. The irony of sacrificing the life of the camera to take a life shot that meant so much to me personally and not much of anything to anyone else, is not lost on me.
Life is bizarre.Photography & dA
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