Well, it finally happened.
I got out to Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania today. I’d been planning this trip for a week, and I was so excited to shoot the many waterfalls within the park. I shot the main set of falls with no incident. I was pretty pleased with my results.
Next, I headed up to Cucumber Falls, a smaller fall, but a much longer drop. This was the one I was waiting for all day. I got down in the creek, set up, and started shooting, planning to move closer to the fall as I went. Not five shots in, I turned around for a moment, and heard the crash.
I whirled around to find my camera, tripod and all, lying in a pool of water at the creek’s edge. I screamed. In slow motion (or so it felt) I went for the camera, picked it up, and inspected the damage. Water was in the memory card slot and the battery slot. Nothing in the lens or the main part of the body. But I’m not certain that will matter.
I’m absolutely devastated. So, these next few shots I post may be my last for a long while, until I can get all of this sorted out. I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later, huh?