Dearest reader(s), something tragic has occurred.
My camera, the one that took such lovely photos such as this…
…yesterday met with its untimely demise.
As I was in the kitchen, taking photos of some orange chicken that I was making, I set my camera (actually, my sister’s camera) on its tripod, resting against the counter and turned around to flip the chicken I was browning. That’s when I heard it—the tiniest little sound, barely even audible, which caused me to turn around. Just as I cast my eyes toward the kitchen island, I saw the tripod start to slide across the counter’s edge. From there, everything went into slow motion, with me yelling, “NO! NO! NO! NO!” as I desperately reached for the camera in a futile attempt to stop its speedy trajectory toward destruction. Alas, my arms were too short and the tripod teetered off balance and smashed into the floor, taking the little pink camera down with it.
Thankfully, the lens itself didn’t break, so there were no glass bits strewn across my kitchen floor. Unfortunately, the outer body of the lens was knocked out an a very unnatural and very inoperable angle. Since this camera is a point-and-shoot, it’s not like I could simply buy a replacement lens, so this baby is kaput.
However, all is not lost, as I do have my mom’s older camera to work with, which is still a point-and-shoot (not the Nikon D3100 of my daydreams) and it does actually take quite nice pictures, seeing as it’s a 12 megapixel camera where the broken one was 10. It also has a lot more manual controls and versatility that I haven’t really figured out just yet. To make the loss even more bearable, my parents were very understanding about the whole thing and aren’t having me pay for my sister’s replacement camera, since it was an accident.
So, using my mom’s camera, here’s some shots of the damage.
First, the lens, which my dad thought he could fix by popping it back into place. Not only did this action prove ineffective, it also makes the camera look less damaged than it actually is, thereby putting a bit of a damper on my pity party.
Besides the lens, there were little chunks that got broken off, such as this one.
In the end, the show must and will go on, but the next recipe post will be slightly delayed as I get the hang of another camera. I promise it’ll be extra delicious as a thank you for your lovely patience.