Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
Up until this shot, the waves had only lapped at the right side of the rock in the foreground, but this apparently was a ROGUE WAVE, determined to harm my poor lens. . . It seemed fine at first, but when I got home and turned on the camera, the camera asked for lens information--it didn't recognize the lens at all. I immediately took it off the camera and set it on a paper towel to hopefully dry out.
After a restless night of nightmares about my camera not working in various expensive ways, I got up and tried the lens on the camera this morning. It works perfectly now, but is still seeping teensy bits of seawater from the focal ring, and so I will reluctantly be sending it to Pentax Arizona to be cleaned, as the salt water will just stay in there, causing future harm otherwise. . . Sigh. . .
The worst part is that I could have prevented it all by putting on one of those ridiculous looking (but oh so protective) camera/lens raincoats that I had right in my camera bag. . . Live and learn, folks. . .
At least I got a nice shot out of the experience!
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