2013 Project 365

Project 365/117 – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

It was a beautiful spring day today, with the sky blue and the water cool. Mother Goose and Father Goose are fiercely protecting their nest, and Mama Wren is still patiently awaiting her babies.

A few stolen moments to sit on the dock to enjoy the light breeze and watch the Osprey fishing.

Earlier this week I had a silly moment and while trying to clean the sensor on my Canon 7D, I accidently grabbed the WD 40 instead of canned air and shot some WD40 inside. I thought all was fine, but within a day the camera is unable to lock focus. So I had to send in my baby with the 24-105mm lens to Canon for service today. I’m already having camera separation anxiety.

These were taken with my Canon G12, and edits in Lightroom, adding OnOne Vintage Grandma’s Lemonade on the boat images, Lightroom B&W low contrast on the dock, and LR Grad ND filter for the landscape image. Additional contrast, clarity and vibrance added.

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  1. I know what you mean. I just spilt coffee over my keyboard and now this laptop seems to have a life of its own. I hope it dries out OK. Feeling anxious already!!

    Great photographs, as ever.

  2. So sorry to hear about your accident with your camera! I was so upset when my son dropped my digital camera (£400) in the sea whilst trying to take pics of us surfing! It never recovered. 😦

    Sometime last year I used the air freshener can instead of the furniture polish and polished the whole house before I noticed my mistake. I thought it smelled differently!!! You’ve got to have a laugh, really. And your pictures are great, as always. 🙂

    • You are truly too kind. I vary the cameras I use. The primary is a Canon 7D with 24-105mm Lens. Backup body is Canon 60D. Point & Shoot is a Canon G12. Really, it’s the photographer that makes the photos regardless of the camera. 🙂

  3. Oh no!!!! WD 40 in your camera?!? Yikes!
    So sorry to hear about your baby being rushed to hospital Emily!
    Hope Canon gets her well soon for you.
    Terrific pics and the G12 is a great camera but jeez that story gives me shivers.
    On a separate but related topic…I just sent my older 28-70 2.8 into a repair shop for a clean, check, calibrate and clear up some fog. Canon no longer offers support for that age lens.

  4. So the lesson for us, is don’t leave the WD40 anywhere near where you are cleaning your camera. I hope it won’t cost too much to be fixed. I clean my filter myself now, but it still scares me a little. I hope you get it back soon.

      • That is fantastic, maybe they have wondered what would happen if you did put spray inside it, like you, and now they know so they are gratiful, LOL. It is like when you are painting and having a cup of tea at the same time and you put you brush in your tea and drink the water you are using to clean the brush. Somethings just shouldn’t be mixed. So you have it back now? Canon seem really good to deal with, I love my dealings with them.

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