I put another camera to rest, in a bag of rice actually, with the hope that it may start working again. This camera was the first one that lasted past the extended warranty that I always purchase. Alas, I will not be purchasing another camera soon. But I do of course, have my phone (It somehow survived a full water submerge.) And even the little, inexpensive, old-fashioned cell phones have cameras. And therefore did I during this morning’s run.
Still, a phone is just not the same. I don’t care what anyone says. I love my camera-cameras. And as I ran through Aliso Wood Canyons today, opting to run up Meadows for the first time in a long time, I began to reminisce about my old cameras. I enjoyed them all; they were all great cameras. And as I ran up and down those wretched hills, I recalled each of their destructions and came up with a list of ways I’ve accidentally killed my cameras. Each of the methods below, I know firsthand will do the trick (but just to be sure, it always helps to have the lens open, especially for drops – lenses go very easily)
MY SEVEN SURE-FIRE WAYS TO KILL YOUR CAMERA:
- SLAM your camera into a boulder.
- Throw your camera off a cliff.
- Underhand toss your camera down a dirt trail.
- Fully submerge yourself with camera in hand, into a pool of water
- Set your camera on a boulder so that the wind can blow it off and knock it to the ground (this one particularly, works best when the lens is open).
- Keep your camera in a mesh pocket during a rain downpour.
- And lastly, merely drop it to the ground (again, remember lens open).
Sure, I missed a lot of photo-ops on my run today. I ran within a few feet of a blue heron. Then watched it fly away with its enormous wingspan. But I’ve snapped that picture before – dozens of times. In fact, I’ve probably taken thousands of pictures on Aliso/Wood Wilderness trails. Running without a “legit” camera freed me some today. This helped me focus on my run more intently. Still today, I indulged a little during my 11.46 miles of trail running. I guess I’m just a photo junkie.
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