The Murphy’s Law of Vacations: if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Horribly wrong.
Part 2 of the Special Three Part Vacation Addition of “What the frak?”
Part 2: The Curse of the Camera
It is no secret to anyone that reads my blog, that I have a love for photography. Even though I am nowhere near a professional level, I do excel at capturing the little moments and expressions of my children.
So naturally I lugged my SLR camera on vacation with us, intent on capturing our first true Vacation with Children on film.
Unbeknownst to me, the Camera Gods were out partying with Part 1’s Airplane Gods that weekend.
First, it lulled us into a false sense of security as it documented our visit to the Denver Aquarium.
Without it, we wouldn’t have this shot of Lil Diva demonstrating how fish are everywhere.
It captured the Denver Union Station as we waited for our two hour delayed train.
Then, as we pulled away on the train, it happened.
It refused to take a photo.
It would focus.
But if you looked into the viewfinder, all you saw was one word: busy.
And no matter what we did, every time we tried to take a photo, it complained of the same thing.
Less than twenty-four into our trip, and my camera was useless.
Which is why there are so few photos of this vacation.
Until CG finds out what exactly we can do to fix it – so far he’s only found the “You’re screwed, but you can send it back to Canon” type solutions – I am left with my crappy iPod camera and my cell phone camera.
All because cameras are now little computers themselves – just waiting to crash at the most inopportune moment.
Who actually updates their camera’s firmware?????
This breakdown came less than a month after getting my new lens for Christmas, to replace the old lens where the cheap plastic contacts broke that held it to the camera.
Little did I know, the camera would soon be the least of my worries…
But still.. “What the frak?!?!?”
P.S. Anyone know how to fix it???