Yesterday afternoon I was at the Fort Worth Stockyards on a shoot with the awesome Ms Patience when the unthinkable happened…
I DROPPED MY CAMERA! My Canon 6D completed its first stunt! This picture pretty much describes my reaction when my camera hit the historical red brick streets of the Fort Worth Stockyards:
I was shocked to see my precious (think Gollum) drop to the street and bounce! The tragedy! The horror! The absolute shock on my face must have been entertaining for those that witnessed my big, goofy white guy clumsiness. We were walking to our first shoot location and talking when the incident occurred. I realize that it was only a second at the most, but in my mind, I felt like I stood over my fallen buddy for at least 30 seconds before I moved, reacted, or even reached down to pick up my hammer! (I call it “The Hammer” because it always nails it!)
Finally, when the initial shock subsided, I reached down and inspected the damage to see if ‘my precious‘ was hurt.
(editorial note: I do not covet my camera at the same level that Gollum did with the ring, but I am fond of my camera. The Gollum reference was merely to give you visual imagery of my current situation. Back to my story.)
I inspected it thoroughly to make sure it still worked and took pictures. IT WAS OK, IT WAS OK! The lens hood took the brunt of the impact and broke, but the camera and lens were just fine. Not even a scratch on the lens or the camera body! Remarkable! I had to celebrate… a little.
It has been over a year since I purchased this awesome tool and I have never dropped it, never scratched it or scuffed it. I am meticulous in the care of my tool of the trade, and it shows. A whole year and not a blemish. Thousands and thousands of shutter clicks and it looked like new. Now, even after the accidental dropping, it remains the same. What craftsmanship! Worth every penny I paid.
The moral and point of my story?
The session was great with Patience, below are a few images from the shoot.
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