Splash


Took the kids out to Point Peron after school to let them work off some steam, it was a nice warm evening and the light was nice for some photos too.

Got a few nice ones along the beach as the sun went down – I really need a polarising filter to make the best of the landscape, but never mind!

Piper

Piper

Got a nice shot of the little ‘un playing in the rock pools and also a couple of good ones of the sunset a litte later (which turned out to be a nothing special colours wise)

Point Peron Sunset

Point Peron Sunset

But then, I had a bit of a nightmare – the tripod slipped on the seaweedy rocks and the camera fell into the sea!  meh!

Hastily scooping  it up I popped the battery and memory card out and headed home

Now the D300 is weather sealed, but it did get a tad more of a dunking than I thought it would be able to cope with and I really didn’t hold out much hope for the lens, which isnt sealed and took a 6 inch bath.

Luckily, after some disassembly and cleaning, gentle blowing with a hair dryer and much panic, it all seems to still be working.  The lens might not be ok in the long term as there was a little salt water in the zoom mechanism, but the camera body was fine.

*phew*

I’ll keep an eye in it, if it stuffs up in the near future, I’ll have to claim on the insurance.

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