Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Camera takes a dunking

I got to photograph some trout under water this past weekend, and the camera still works. I have had the Pentax Optio waterproof edition for a couple months but had not worked up the nerve to baptize it until recently.

Unfortunately, I discovered that trout are pretty camera-shy in the mountains, just like the human residents who live up in the hills to get away from cameras and people.

I was promised all the errands would be finished by 5:54 p.m. Monday, which was forecast as the best time to fish for the day, but there were stops at the ATM, at the phone company, at the grocery, and at another grocery and one more stop I forgot...and the sun kept sinking deeper and deeper behind the mountains.

It was dark when we got back to the Trout Cave...With little moonlight or starlight, the water was black as new Bibles.

Sometimes, it is not possible to plan for everything.

But the camera survived.

1 comment:

Emily Killian said...

That fish doesn't look happy to be on camera. Can you see his scowl?