Unfortunately, this was one of the last pictures I took with my Canon Powershot that Jamie bought me to tide me over until the 30th Birthday Fairy bestows upon me a fancy DSLR. Maybe. The moon was rising as we were watching the tide come in to what little beach was left at the end of DeBordieu.
Monday morning, I woke up to discover that the lens on my camera was stuck. Simon had been playing with it and you know how the lenses on the point & shoot cameras retract when you turn them off? I guess Simon couldn’t figure that out and he pushed in the lens himself. I tried taking it apart to see if anything could be done, but I’m guessing he stripped all the threads or gears or whatever it is in the camera that makes the lens go in and out.
Alas, I’m left with the camera on my phone or the 3.1 megapixel POS I have stuffed away in the desk drawer. The photographer that lives inside of me is dying, you guys. Had I the time and resources, I’d happily have a darkroom set up and actually use my Pentax K1000, but I don’t. I need an outlet and the closest thing I had to taking photos that were even close to what I envisioned is now a useless chunk of metal.
My goal is to meet Jamie halfway to purchase the camera of my dreams. How I’m to make that money? Not a clue. Knitting is slow, Creative Memories is slow, and we keep having to do stuff like fix our cars and buy food for FOUR BOYS. You know, things that are actually necessities. Even still, my artistic side is withering a little more each day and it’s unfortunate how sad it makes me feel when I see a dozen cardinals in the yard or a red-winged blackbird at the feeder or even one of my old turtles sunning itself on the banks of our pond, and I can’t throw on a zoom lens to capture that moment.
Things like this are more depressing than they ought to be. In other news, I have been scrubbing away at our shower and have almost removed all of the year-old mineral deposit stains. It’s only taken a whole can of Comet and three heavy-duty scouring pads. So at least the bathroom is bright and shiny. Yay.