What a pretty spot Freda found! I have a hard time driving by water.....as much water as I have to drive by every day on the way to work, it's a wonder I ever make it...especially when the sunrise and the mist are screaming for a photo or 2 to be taken, ha ha. You can tell her I like them too!
I just don't know how those stories get started. I have NEVER thrown, or dropped a camera anywhere!! I have almost fallen off a dam (yes, honey, that was the right area, I still feel anxiety whenever I look at that photo), slipped on the frozen muddy banks of a river and into the water, I have slid down ledges and tripped and done summersaults over tree roots, but I have always, always, ALWAYS managed to protect the camera. ....well, except for the time I tripped over my own feet, rolled down a trail and landed on my little Pentax IQ zoom that I took hiking...knocked the front cover right off of it, snapped it back in place and finished off the roll of film before retiring it for good. That was a good little camera for a point and shoot.
Post by vintageslrs on Aug 8, 2013 12:33:43 GMT -5
Sherri is accurate about the "never dropped a camera anywhere". She did quite a save of a Minolta SRT 101 (out on a narrow extension of that dam) and thereby almost falling herself, into the dam, but she managed to hang on to the camera and herself.
And another time when she did slip into a cold, icy river she held the camera high and kept it dry and safe!
I did not smile. I laughed hard enough for Bob to come running to see why, but smile, I did not. And I always believed in keeping both hands on the camera...and if I'd been doing that, I might not have come so close to falling off that dam when the camera strap let go.