The Great Lens Cap Tragedy of 2013

29 Jul

Did you know they make these nifty little lens cap bungie attachments?  I do.  Because I’ve been gifted (and broken them) before.

It happened.  Again.  The lens cap took a cliff dive without it’s swimmies.  Please…a moment of silence, if you would.  May you live on forever in the lens cap afterlife, where cameras and their caps thrive in dry, dust free enviroments.

On the plus side, I did get to swim under a waterfall (if you haven’t done it, add it to your bucket list!) and…well… I got this photo. 🙂

Great Lens Cap Tragedy of 2013

Great Lens Cap Tragedy of 2013

When I was sorting shots to edit (and there were a fair amount.  Hope y’all like waterfall photos. haha), I took one look at this and knew exactly how I wanted to edit it.  It felt like I wanted it to have that peaceful, mystical forest feel.  Strangely, the vertical of this same waterfall series screamed monochrome, with deep shadows and mood (blog post to come.  Gotta milk this shoot as long as possible! lol).

Isn’t it interesting how sometimes, our art takes us on the path it wants, regardless of our original vision?

15 Responses to “The Great Lens Cap Tragedy of 2013”

  1. Lignum Draco July 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Another cap bites the dust. I’m no stranger to that. 🙂

    • seeingspotsphoto July 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

      HAHA I suspect all photogs go through that.

      • Matthew Durr August 7, 2013 at 1:19 am #

        So far I’ve held on to mine pretty tight. Then again, I know it’s bound to happen eventually. 🙂 Nice photograph also!

      • seeingspotsphoto August 7, 2013 at 1:32 am #

        Thankfully, even when you eventually lose one, they’re cheap to replace. lol

        And thanks! 🙂

  2. bulldog July 30, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    Ah the lens cap tragic end… who hasn’t lost one or two… would love to see the final resting place of these lens caps just to see how many there are….
    As for the photo “milk it” it looks interesting and love the water flow look, I assume a slightly slower shutter speed to get the water to look like that?? Beautiful…

    • seeingspotsphoto August 7, 2013 at 1:39 am #

      Yes, definitely a slower shutter speed! f/22, 10 seconds, 100 iso.

  3. guillaumebx July 30, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    Sorry for your loss 😦 Regarding editing its definitly true, after a while editing becomes obvious !

    • seeingspotsphoto August 7, 2013 at 1:49 am #

      I’m actually sitting down to type out the mono version of the image for the next blog post now. 🙂

  4. wanderer63 July 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    RIP all lenscaps of the world…
    Thanks for visiting and commenting! 😉

    • seeingspotsphoto August 7, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      haha Pay those lenscaps the respect they deserve!

      You’re very welcome. I love supporting fellow photogs and bloggers. 🙂

  5. Jonathan Caswell August 3, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Lately I’ve been more careful…and no using that camera as often…or any camera! But you have an awards nomination to consider, at: 🙂

  6. Jonathan Caswell August 3, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  7. gtonthenet August 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I have a number of Nikon lens caps scattered throughout the Lake District. I got so fed up with it that all my lenses now have those lens caps with an attachment. Nice photo, btw.

    • seeingspotsphoto August 7, 2013 at 1:36 am #

      haha So realistically, if anyone needs a new cap, they can skip the photo store and go to the Lakes District “shopping” 😉

      Also, Thanks!!


  1. Moody and Mono | - August 8, 2013

    […] you what they need and want.  This shot was definitely one of them.  As I compared this RAW to last week’s RAW, I immediately knew which version of these falls would be color and which screamed to be […]

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