25th August 2014

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Our Steps are Much Slower Than Then on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Our Steps are Much Slower Than Then on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

24th August 2014

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Stormy Sky on a Sunny Day on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Stormy Sky on a Sunny Day on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

24th August 2014

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Strangers at a Table on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Strangers at a Table on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

24th August 2014

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On the Phone and Frowning on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

On the Phone and Frowning on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

24th August 2014

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Preston Girl #1 on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Preston Girl #1 on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

23rd August 2014

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Not Such Happy Gardeners on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Not Such Happy Gardeners on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

21st August 2014

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SMASHED MY NEW CAMERA TODAY

On Sunday I bought a fuji xt1 and the 35mm 1.4 lens. It’s a beautiful camera and the lens is so wonderful.

Today, on only my second outing with it, I was about to check the times on the bus stop for a FIVE minute ride to the train station (I was too tired to walk!). I heard someone to the side of me yelling at me, I turned and at the same time must have twisted my feet around because I caught my right foot on the curb and fell on the road. 

I had the camera on a wrist strap and it smashed against the ground and as if in slow motion I saw the lens bounce off. I even saw one of the really TINY screws roll away. They say these types of things can make you think it’s all happening in slow motion and you can see even minute details.

Anyway, the lens was torn from its mount (which stayed on the camera and saved the sensor I think) and the connecting electronic tape thingy broke. The body seems okay though the power switch smashed and there are some marks, But who knows what’s happened inside?

For me this is a huge problem. I really risked a lot to get the camera (I don’t have work and no income at all at the moment except for the odd photo sale). No idea how much repairs will be but it will be a lot I am sure.

I am devastated by this and can’t help it. The person who yelled is mentally ill, so I don’t blame him. As I looked at my watch before checking the bus times he yelled “What are you looking at your watch for?”. I know it sounds weird, but that’s what happened. What he said only registered  after I was on the ground and crying. I couldn’t believe it. He carried on yelling at me as I lay there and even as we all got on the bus. 

I know there are worse things, and I’m not complaining, I’m really not, but I am so upset and can’t help it. 

But I will follow Fuji’s advice and send it for a quote. Meanwhile I will be without a camera. Again, I am not complaining. I have a LOT of editing to do and a few things to write. It’s just that I was so excited to finally have a camera that was giving me exactly what I wanted from my street photos.

Enough of this. It’s a big deal for me, but in the big scheme of things it’s nothing. And I am sorry for going on about it.

Peace and love to all

Tagged: fujifujifilmcameralens35mm35mm f1.4accidentsmashedxt1XT 1XT1photographystreeturbancityproblemstreet photography

21st August 2014

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Roadside Reflections on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Roadside Reflections on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

20th August 2014

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Anxious Phoning and Waiting on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Anxious Phoning and Waiting on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

20th August 2014

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Winter Styles on Flickr.Melbourne August 2014

Winter Styles on Flickr.

Melbourne August 2014

18th August 2014

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Loving Life in the City on Flickr.Melbourne June 2014

Loving Life in the City on Flickr.

Melbourne June 2014

9th August 2014

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All We Need are Trees and Peace on Flickr.Kuching Malaysia   July 2014

All We Need are Trees and Peace on Flickr.

Kuching Malaysia July 2014

9th August 2014

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Waiting at the Wall in Dappled Light on Flickr.Kuching Malaysia   July 2014

Waiting at the Wall in Dappled Light on Flickr.

Kuching Malaysia July 2014

9th August 2014

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Outside the Mall on Flickr.Kuching Malaysia   July 2014

Outside the Mall on Flickr.

Kuching Malaysia July 2014

9th August 2014

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Kerbside Dreaming on Flickr.Kuching Malaysia   July 2014

Kerbside Dreaming on Flickr.

Kuching Malaysia July 2014