1 EAGLETON NOTES: Requiescat in Pace

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Friday, 2 October 2009

Requiescat in Pace

Well today has not so far been one of my more productive nor luckier days.  I was going to say disaster had struck and then I realised how appallingly insensitive that would have been.  Watching the horrors of the aftermath of the tsunami in the Pacific Islands and the earthquake in Sumatra anything that has happened here is as nothing in comparison.  Even the gales that are forecast for tonight and which we have been warned are likely to cause damage are unlikely to be more than a nuisance.  However in the scale of things in my life what I did today was at the irritating end of the scale.  I dropped my Olympus whilst trying to attach the monopod.  In actual fact the screw mounting on the camera failed.  The result is a dead Olympus.  Fortunately I am not camera-less but I am without my principal one.  We had become very attached and in the last couple of years have clocked up some 20,000 images together.  It'll be sad to be parted.


 

So now I have to decide on a replacement.  It's going to be a hard act to follow.

4 comments:

  1. Sorry for you loss!
    ,,,say I who you know have recently started to personlize my camera to compare it with a dog...

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  2. While a dropped camera is not in the same league with the natural disasters who mention, it is a very serious event to have a camera connect with a hard surface! My sympathies! Anyone watching me hanging on to any of my cameras would probably think I'm a little crazy. I will be curious to hear what you replace it with.

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  3. Hi Sandy. I shall post my decision and reasons - probably tomorrow.

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