She placed the heavy camera in her purse, thinking it was safe. Safe enough. The day was promising. The farmer's market with peach/rosemary lemonade alone would make for a perfect day. Just the two of them would be heading out without protestation or complaint from the 5 little offspring. And then a THUD! Glancing up from slipping on her shoes, her purse was now on the floor with the contents oozing out across the hotel room carpet. Brief inspection showed no damage, and she hastily swept the spilled items back where they belonged. They rushed out the door to commandeer the day.
Arriving at the lemonade stand with the most organic-free-range-all-natural-lover type of people shopping this quaint farmer's market like bees in a beehive, the woman grabbed the weighty capturing contraption to snatch some shots and groaned as she removed the lens cap to see the whole thing cracked. First thought, I hate to miss this romantic lemonade sign. Second thought, Is it my lens actually cracked? Hardly bothering to take in the rest of the outdoor shopping experience because of the possibility there would be no more photos, they returned to the car, disconsolate and 3 (or was it 4?) peach/rosemary lemonades more full. She twisted and twisted until her hands had red lines across her palms. With a sudden serge of anger, which she channeled into one last twist of the filter, she was able to pry it off to discover, indeed, it was just the filter.
At least an easier replacement.
OH! I am so glad you had a filter on that camera of yours! Easier replacement indeed- and cheaper too.ReplyDelete
i use my filter as a lens cap more often than not because I keep losing lens caps.ReplyDelete
did i tell you i enrolled in a fiction writing class at the local college? do wish you could take it with me. what fun would that be?!
Did you take any pictures through the cracked filter? Wonder what it would look like?ReplyDelete
Jennifer! Wouldn't that be great? I'd love to read what you come up with.ReplyDelete
Ashley, I did, and all it looked like was blurry spots. Nothing exciting, so don't go cracking your filters to find out.
I'm so glad it's just the filter. I'm scared of that happening to me--I carry my huge camera everywhere!ReplyDelete
Oh, so sad. You had me rivited.ReplyDelete
I want to hear the rest of the story.ReplyDelete
Oh filters. That's one of my favorite things about them - it protects the glass you've got behind it. Glad it was just the filter!ReplyDelete
Loved your story but not the reason for the story. Glad it was just the filter.ReplyDelete
uh!! I was in suspense!! So grateful it was only a filter!! Very very very relieved for you! But also sad there are no pics from the lemonade stand!ReplyDelete
We must be one in the same... This weekend, my camera was in my purse, also "safe enough", and it fell onto the floor, cracking my filter! I was terrified it was my actual lense, but when I attempted to screw it off (which i was unsuccessful in doing..) the shattered filter literally fell out revealing a perfectly intact lense *phew!* Now I just have get that darn filter ring off.ReplyDelete
All that to say, I feel your pain....and your relief :)