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Warning: Cameras and rain don't mix.

john64 > john64 Blog > Warning: Cameras and rain don't mix.
22/06/2008 - 11:26 AM

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When the alarm went off yesterday morning at seven, I jumped out of bed in excitement. I was off to the MotoGP at Donington... then I drew back the curtain and saw the weather. It was just a litte bit grim here in Middle-England.

I got there in plenty of time, set myself up at Craner Curves for the first practice session - the 125cc series and started shooting away, despite the slight drizzle. All seemed ok. The next session was the practice for the main event - the MotoGPs. Again, I carried on shooting. The rain got a bit heavier.

Halfway through this session I made my way towards another part of the circuit by which time the rain was even heavier. After the session I decided to go indoors to check what I was getting and dry off a little. This was when I realized the day wasn't going to go as planned. My 30D decided it didn't want to work any more.

I dried everything off as best as I could, but to no avail. All power was off. I wasn't the happiest bunny in the land.

I spent the afternoon watching bikes go past and wondering about the great shots I was missing out on. It was halfway though the afternoons qualifying sessions that the camera decided to wake up again, so I quickly stuck a lens on the front and shot away for the rest of the day.

When I got home I loaded the days work onto my PC and was pleasantly surprized by the results. The smile came back. Even more so when I found that we'd got ribeye steak for dinner. Yum.

The moral of the story is in the title. I must get myself one of those sock-type thingies so that I can still shoot away like a mad thing in the typical British summer.

Come on JT. You can do it.

(Apologies for the length of today's drivel - and thanks for reading if you got this far)

Tags: Epic blog, More rain, Motogp, Rain


KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94524 forum postsKarenFB vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2008 - 11:42 AM

I've had a similar occurance when the batteries died, I was only feet away from a Roe Deer - slowly (boy is that difficult nowadays) ducked down and quietly took out the spares.............just to find they were dead!!! Sulked all the way home! Sad

Last Modified By KarenFB at 22 Jun 2008 - 11:43 AM
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