Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First light after my camera repair: Topper

Topper by andiwolfe
Topper, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I dropped my Canon 5D III in Paris (in front of Notre Dame). Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I had a strap failure. I had forgotten to secure the attachment and the camera dropped off the strap. This failure resulted in a breakage of the shutter mechanism.

I borrowed a camera from Steve and one from Carl Westergren, our workshop assistant. Thus, I was able to function during the workshop, but I was worried about how much the repair would be. Replacing the shutter wasn't terribly expensive, and I now have the camera back in operation.

My dogs are usually the subject of first light for new cameras or lenses, so with the repair and return of my camera, they were again the subject of first light. This is Topper, our little boykie dachshund. He's truly over the top most of the time, full of exuberance. I was using a 16-35 mm zoom, so the cartoonish distortion is intentional here.

1 comment:

Annie said...

A delightful portrait.