Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Destroying a Camera Class 101





Step One:
Learn to love the Hawai'ian shore line of lava rocks and respect the sometimes fierce waves.
Step Two:
Always carry a waterproof little camera, they can handle the salt spray so well!
Step Three:
Make sure said camera is strapped into a holder and clipped to your shorts.

Step Four:
Get over confident and decide to ignore Step Three.

Gleefully *prance* or in my case shuffle over the rocks for cool looking things in the tidal pools.
Get confident and forget the about the slippery lava.


Step on slick slippery algae covered lava in flip flops and do a lava dive...spread your hands out and let your prize little camera take the brunt of the fall.

Whoops.

Cracked LCD.
But hey, the Pentax Optio W80 still will work. It is just ruined because you can never again set the ISO or figure out what 'mode' you may be in.

Yep, I ruined my second Pentax Optio.
But at least it was only hours before I left Hawai'i.

2 comments:

John said...

Dang. Gonna need to hunt for tougher gear.

Val said...

I thought I had the 'toughest gear'.