As a blogger, I can think of nothing worse than breaking your phone or camera. The latter option happened to me 2 weeks ago in New York state, after a lovely visit to Letchworth State Park. I thought I’d do a ‘story time’ post today, where I tell you what happened.
We’d just completed our second trail in the park, so we decided to head back to the car and get some well-deserved ice cream. Little did I know, I’d end up with a broken camera lens 5 minutes later.
On our way back to the car, we had to walk through a forest of tall trees. In between the trees, the sun rays were shining through and I thought, what a perfect opportunity for a photo! As I got ready to take the picture, a bee/wasp flew onto the side of my lens. I was actually looking through the camera at this point and not with my eyes, so I misjudged how close the bee was to my hand and as a result, I dropped the camera because I was so scared. The ground was so hard that one drop was enough to completely break the front and spiral section of the lens, which unfortunately with my camera, was way more expensive than the camera body.
What did I learn from the experience? If your camera has a neck strap, always wear it. That way it’ll still be attached to you even if you have an accident! I’ve since got a replacement second hand lens, so the experience wasn’t too financially damaging, but I’ve definitely learnt my lesson. Thank goodness I was travelling with my family, so there was another camera available that I could use for Niagara Falls and the rest of the USA trip.