2/12/14

broken camera blues

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I’ve always joked that I have bad luck, but these days I may be starting to believe it. Remember back in October, Jessica’s birthday to be exact, when my camera (as in my new camera, I can’t believe my amazing husband bought me this camera) fell and the lens was shattered and broken? Yep, that camera. Well, I managed to do it again. Long story short, Saturday night our school hosted their annual auction and my family helped out by manning one of the food stations for the Men Who Cook event. As the night came to an end we broke down the tables and loaded up our cars. As I was making one of those trips to my car I slipped on a piece of ice and fell. I even took off my heels and put flats on prior to going out in the snow! I never thought to check my camera bag (that new camera bag that is supposed to prevent such happenings) until the morning. As I carefully put my hands around my camera and pulled it from the bag I could hear broken glass shaking beneath the lens cap. My own hands began shaking and the tears quickly fell. I was crushed.

Like I said, long story short. My lens is broke, hopefully fixable but if not it is totaled. The disappointment continued when I realized my camera was out of whack as well. I tell you what, I don't know how I fell, but I must have fallen hard!

So, I am without a camera and a lens and I feel a bit like a lost puppy. Today, as I sipped my coffee, rather than edit photos I scrolled through every single photo I have taken and saved. Some good, lots of bad. I have decided to stop moping around and use this month to get organized, to stay on track and to set a path for my future. I'll begin by organizing my photographs and deleting everything I don't need. I may even pick up my old film camera and get creative. And I hope to share a few posts that have made their way to the back burner. Our day in Seattle, a few recipes, a couple poems and images that I somehow always feel drawn to.

Please tell me that I am not alone. I cannot believe this has happened to me ... again!

*note to self: I should write a poem about the Broken Camera Blues

6 comments:

  1. Waaaaah. This sucks. I'm so sorry friend.

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    1. oh thanks, i think i just need to forget about it and move on!

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  2. I did this too…brand new camera, was in its bag and fell onto a carpeted floor!!! Lens broken, automatic focus broken…aaahhhh - I feel your pain!!!

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    1. i am so glad i am not alone! i was starting to think it was just me, but i've talked to several others who have had similar accidents. here's to keeping those cameras safe ;)

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  3. Hi! I peek in on your blog every now and then. :-) I was doing the 52 week project last year. My husband and son were once playing and drop my camera (in my camera bag) off the hotel bed. They didn't tell me and when I pulled my camera out my lens filter was broken. Since then I've had to calibrate all my lens. Do you have your camera insured? If not you should still check with your home owners insurance. Your pictures are lovely. Sorry you broke your camera!

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    1. oh no!! my camera is insured and the lens is covered under home insurance! it's so frustrating especially when they are in the camera bag!! thanks for stopping by, your photos are lovely ;)

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