Camera in the water

While out shooting today, I had my first real mishap with my camera. I’ve had this camera for about 5 ½ years now, and though it’s a bit beaten up, I’ve never had any complications with it until today (which is a sign of how much more reliable and sturdy these entry-line DSRL’s are than what Nikon might tell).  As I was out shooting with my DIY ND-filter (a piece of welding glass), my camera fell with the tripod into the small river I was shooting in.
When back home I put the camera in a bag of rice, with the hope of it being OK again tomorrow..
I have thought of getting a new camera soon, but this was a bit unforeseen, and I really hope it will be alright..

Here’s the pictures I caught tonight.

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

AREKU water landscape long exposure phoyography-1

4 Responses to “Camera in the water

  • I really hope the camera will be okay, poor thing. Sometimes things happen sadly like my dock charger getting filled with water because the window decides to cry into the dock, so no more charging dock for me. XD

  • The green ones!

    Welding glass filter, I’ve heard people talk about it but not really knowingly seen what it can do. This is what I like about creative expressions, no limits really.

    I’m still sorry for your Nikon ending up in the water, what a little bather. I guess that is what happens sometimes when you go on adventures. I think it’s better to be adventurous and take the risk of mishaps rather than playing it safe. If you don’t risk it, then you cannot get that great shot. Very much like living life. Risk it and win!

    These pictures are inspirational! Makes me want to write loads of different things. Certainly some magic realism among it.
    They have a certain vintage feel to them without the old. More of a nostalgic flare, like those loved photos in a physical album.

    The river and stones are one of those timeless subjects. Stones that will stand time and the river that don’t mind the roughness. With care the river will smooth the surface of the stones a little without changing it. Together they will stand, night and day and see seasons change. What else could you wish for in this life?

    These pictures really makes me think about life and its changes. In a poetic and metaphysical way. Very much like the lights and colours changes in them, life change and challenges but some things like those subjects will still stand firm. Change is like a big flow of exciting yet humbling and at the same time overwhelming. And somehow I think you caught that feeling in this. It’s my interpretation of it.

    The last one with the branches reaching for the water, really makes me think about hands reaching out. Like that beautiful song “Your Hand In Mine”, the same reaching for feeling, a sense of belonging. Perhaps knowing where you belong, but still reaching for it not quite there yet. Still very much yearning…

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