behind the lens:

behind the lens:
hi! i'm rebecca. i'm the face behind this blog and these photos. in short: i'm a christ follower, tea lover, book reader, and... photographer. in length: visit my "about me" page in the tab above. in other news: i am currently exploring the 365 project... so hop along with me and enjoy the ride.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

how my camera rose from the dead and why you should never, ever bring your camera to the beach...

Saturday i went to the beach. while this was a lot of fun (holler for the first beach visit of the summer!) i made a mistake. a big mistake. i brought my camera. but not only did i bring my camera... i brought it by the water... close enough for it to get splashed. i knew this was not ideal for my camera to get splashed but i hadn't a clue that saltwater was so much worse than regular water. well let me tell you - just in case you're as naive as i was (improbable) - salt water is the devil. with just the taint of those select few (okay, or a pinch more) bits of water my camera immediately went into funk mode (i bet you didn't know this existed). the buttons weren't doing what the buttons were supposed to be doing, and my eyes got wide and i panicked. and panicked even more the next day when i realized after soaking it in a bag of rice it was acting worse. and then i panicked even more after looking up solutions online... apparently solutions for this problem are few... and when i say few i mean one of the solutions was to dunk said camera in a bucket of distilled water to get all traces of salt water out - my jaw was close to the floor after reading that one, yes? i mean that sounds like murdering your own camera even if it is already majorly debilitated. not happening. so, instead, i did something brilliant. i cried. mourning and pouting over this loss. whining that all the hard work that went into my precious 365 project was for naught. whining that i couldn't buy a new camera any time soon. whining that i'd hardly had my camera for long. whining about the irony of just a few drops of water that i was so naive about... and... well, you get the picture.

today, however.

there was a beam of light. i picked up gigi, my beautiful corpse of a 60d, and... she came on... she didn't just come on though. she took a picture. and the picture showed up on my lcd screen. she worked on manual. her buttons pressed... and... i... was ecstatic. i know she still may have problems down the road because of this misfortune, however it seems like she is being workable at this time... which means i'm reallyreally happy. and... that my 365 project is still on (cheers! applause! clapping! yelling! woohoo'ing!), however this past week's 365 was not able to be completed due to this setback... but i am going to share with you guys the photos i was able to salvage... :) and then next week things will be back on track. 

sister running into the waves... 

 it's a bird... it's a plane... it's a frisbee! 

the sky was beautiful and the air was warm... perfect beach weather! 

sandy feet and happy hearts... that's what the beach'll do for ya. 

sister out in the waves. 

at dusk the beach reflects gold and silver... 

and this one... this one's my favorite... 

that's a wrap. praise be to God that my camera is working again! i'm so, so grateful!


  1. ok, so I was panicking biiiiig time reading the first part of your post... BUT I'm so glad it had a happy ending and your camera is working!! :D I'll fore sure be more careful when I take my camera to the beach (because sometimes I do) if I ever take it back to the beach at all :P awesome pictures anyways! I love the first two :)
    - Gabi (new blog:

  2. I am so happy to hear that Gigi has mostly recovered. That is pretty traumatizing to go through all that with the salt water and everything. :( I hope she continues to work well for you for awhile longer, which gives you the chance to save up for another one.
    It is nice that your photos turned out well. I love the photo of Michelle standing in the waves and smiling. So pretty! :-)