Have you ever dropped your baby? Oh, what a sickening feeling, a nightmare.
That awful thud as she hits the ground, and then the bounce! That's the worst part.
Oh, no, not THAT kind of baby. Not the human kind. Hell, that's no big deal, they're made to bounce.
I'm talking about your camera!
Dropped mine today from about waste high, with zoom lens attached, onto a steel deck and watched it bounce across and slam into a steel bulkhead.
I gingerly scooped her up and checked her out. Somehow miraculously, I think she still works.
But I can tell, she's pissed.
It's been awhile since I took some time to play with my camera, I've been too busy complaining about our political climate. So today, as we departed our anchorage for the dock, I thought I'd stand outside on the deck and see if anything developed.
The problem with being on the same boat, on the same "run", I see basically the same stuff all the time. It's easy to loose interest. Today I thought, I'll find something, even if I have to shoot birds again.
Stop cheering you NRA supporters, I meant with my camera, not a gun.
If you were standing 100 yards from my boat and looking at us, this is what you would see.
That is one of my company's tug and barge units. The tug is a "sister" to the one I'm on, meaning, it's just like it. Same with the barge.
It didn't take long for my dependable subjects to appear.
And then I noticed this ship coming by and caught a glimpse of dolphin playing with the bow.
That always makes my day, even though I couldn't get a great shot.
This guy here is in dire straights, a sailboat with no sails.
He doesn't need them, and here is why.
"And then the sky's grew angry my friends," so I ran inside and dropped my camera.
Be careful with your baby.