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09/26/2005 02:34:03 PM · #1
Go ahead, I dare you!

Deannda
09/26/2005 02:34:43 PM · #2
how stupid do u feel
09/26/2005 02:34:45 PM · #3
I'm sure you don't feel half as stupid as I look.
09/26/2005 02:35:45 PM · #4
I bet you don't feel half as stupid as Jacko looks.

Edit: Dang! He beat me to it. :P

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 14:35:59.
09/26/2005 02:36:17 PM · #5
Jacko rocks !

=)

oh u mean that Jacko... I thought about this Jacko CLICK 4 JACKO

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 14:38:53.
09/26/2005 02:38:30 PM · #6
Originally posted by lowonenergy:

Jacko rocks !

=)


I agree. But this isn't about Jacko - it's about how stupid Deannda feels. And the world may never know just how stupid she does feel.

Let it out, Deannda - we are your collective therapist. We're here to help. :)
09/26/2005 02:43:11 PM · #7
Guess where my camera has been since SUNDAY MORNING!?!?!

On top of my van! I was moving stuff around and I took the camera off the tripod and set it on top of my van, which has a luggage rack, thank god.

So I set it up there thinking I'll grab it in a sec. Of course Murphy's Law took over and I got distracted and forgot all about it! NOW, that in itself isn't bad except my camera then proceeded to take two trips to Waverly and back, 30 mile round trip, on the highway. Again, not a bad thing since the luggage rack kept it from sliding off.

But then it sat out ALL NIGHT LONG, IN THE RAIN!!!!

That can be a very bad thing. But see, I still didn't know it was there or remembered it was there so I go to the barn and it gets another ride, on the highway, in the rain! Still no clue it's there.

Leave the barn and take the highway back through town to go to a client's house to take pictures of an organ for her, thinking the camera is on the tripod.

Get to her house, no camera! Boy, did I feel stupid with my client! Luckily she's very understanding and said I can come back another day.

So I head home, taking the expressway through town. As I'm coming up on a light I see a van about to run a red light, at least I think they are but it turns out I AM ABOUT TO RUN THE RED LIGHT! EEEEK!!!

I slam on my brakes and what should go flying, literally FLYING off my van? Yep, my camera! Right out into the intersection!!!

:::insert blood curdling scream here:::

I throw my van in park, turn it off and jump out after my camera!

OMG!!! No traffic but the guy behind me thought I lost my mind.

My camera is soaked. Completely and throughly. It's slowly drying out, I removed the battery and card and let it all sit for a bit. I put a charged battery back in, the display isn't working and it's still fogged up right now but it did turn on, so that's a plus.

Now to just pray it drys out. Where can I get those little packs of stuff to help dry stuff out?

Deannda
Feeling really, really, Really, REALLY, stupid right now
09/26/2005 02:46:35 PM · #8
OMG! I'm sorry. I can be of no help with that one, but only to say you are justified in your feelings. ;-)

ps: we've all been there. :)
09/26/2005 02:49:52 PM · #9
Yes, that registers VERY high on the stupidity-meter, Deannda :-) My prayers are with your camera as it struggles for life.

R.
09/26/2005 02:53:13 PM · #10
Hmmmm....at least you didn't leave a kid in a car seat up there.
09/26/2005 02:53:53 PM · #11
Originally posted by kpriest:

OMG! I'm sorry. I can be of no help with that one, but only to say you are justified in your feelings. ;-)

ps: we've all been there. :)

Well, not quite there there...

09/26/2005 02:54:05 PM · #12
Originally posted by rscorp:

Hmmmm....at least you didn't leave a kid in a car seat up there.


LOL! Thank you! I needed that!

Deannda
Who never puts car seats on top of her cars
09/26/2005 02:54:45 PM · #13
ooooooooooooooooooh hehe that's pretty ... u know what.
but things happens u'll laught about it in a few years maybe :)

Goodluck with it! ( How did the client respond to this? )

09/26/2005 02:57:56 PM · #14
"F8 and don't leave the camera on your van"

At least, the next time someone talks about dropping a camera, you can go into Monty Python mode with "DROPPED a camera? In my days we gave RIBBONS to people who dropped cameras!"

09/26/2005 03:08:14 PM · #15
It just goes to show: some people will do anything to get a new camera!
09/26/2005 03:09:09 PM · #16
//www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=400206&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

Try this link.

Look at the items under accessory. :P

Good luck!
09/26/2005 03:25:12 PM · #17
my deepest sympathy...

you should be able to find silica gel packets at home. If you have any recent electronic/photo type purchases there should be some still in the boxes, i'm sure i have loads throughout the house

good luck with salvaging
kirsty
09/26/2005 04:01:57 PM · #18
I lost a camera lens that way once. I drove 45 miles before I remembered that I had changed lenses and sat my 50mm on the bumber of my car. When I got out to look, it was gone. I backtracked but never found it. Yeesh... Maybe we should start a club!
09/26/2005 04:02:08 PM · #19
Microwave it dry: 10 mins on the simmer setting

(no, don't...really)

(unless it's a Fujifilm...99.9% plastic)
09/26/2005 04:07:32 PM · #20
Call a priest for the camera.......it's goooooone !!
09/26/2005 04:13:18 PM · #21
Originally posted by Incarlight:

"F8 and don't leave the camera on your van"


That's funny...

Don't you have insurance? When I insured my camera gear my insurance guy told me I could literally drive over my camera, throw it in reverse and drive over it again and put in a claim as long as it was accidental and I wasn't committing insurance fraud.
09/26/2005 04:19:17 PM · #22
I guess this is everybodys nightmare over here... good luck, I'll cross my fingers for you your cam will work again!
09/26/2005 04:20:03 PM · #23
Wow, that must've really hurt. :P

I'm really paranoid about my camera, I wear it aroudn my neck all the time, people give me funny looks.. So one day I take it off to eat dinner, right before rushing off to drive to my girlfriend's house (She moved about 1:00 away drive for college.) and I wanted pictures of her school, and wouldn't ya know it, I left my camera on the diningroom floor. No pictures for me, *Sigh* I guess I'll just have to go visit her for a whole weekend again. :D

My story isn't quite as dispapointing, except I feel naked without my camera, so figuratively speaking, I was naked for a whole weekend.
09/26/2005 04:25:36 PM · #24
OUCH!
Made my sphincter pucker after reading that!

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09/26/2005 04:25:48 PM · #25
A similar story...I've been shooting rodeo this summer and something funny happened to a guy I was working with.

After one of the rodeos they had an outdoor cowboy dinner/dance and this particular photographer was walking back to his car to set up a cot for the night. This guy carries three cameras on him whenever he shoots. At this moment, he only had his backup body, a 10d, with a 16-35 f/2.8L around his neck...thanks goodness he didn't have his D60 w/ 24-70 and 1d II w/ 70-200 on there!

So he's heading to his car but little does he know that between the outdoor party area and his car they had a huge horse trough full of water set up for the livestock. Up and over he goes in the dark and next thing he knows he and his gear were under water! Apparently the 16-35 eventually dried up after about a week but the 10d never recovered!

Message edited by author 2005-09-26 16:27:25.
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