Martyn requested an image from the ‘Behind The Scenes’ galley to be processed, so here it is. I can’t say I’m over the moon about the image, but the story behind it is pretty funny. A couple photographers had set up to make a sunset image of Niagara falls (which never really manifested itself as you can tell), so to pass the time we ended up talking about gear as all good photographers do. The photographer who was next to me, didn’t speak english, and I sure didn’t speak Chinese. His tripod was setup, but he hadn’t deployed his camera yet. So, I pointed to my Nikon, and then gestured to him and asked…”Canon….Nikon?”. Finally, we understood each other! He laughed, grabbed his bag and pulled this gem out. How cool is that!!!! The proof is in the pudding, art and creativity is transcendent. It broke down the language barrier pretty darn quick. I hope you liked the final image Martyn.
Sometimes you have to put your camera at risk to make an image. This was a risky situation for my gear. Before you ride the elevator down to the bottom on Niagara Falls, you are issued a cheap plastic poncho to keep you dry. They don’t issue one for your camera. Needless to say, it was a once in a life time moment, and that wasn’t going to stop my D700 from doing its job. I tried my best to time the waves of mist that rolled over us. Not for fear of my gear, but I wanted to avoid water drops on my lens. I caught a break in the mist, and made the image. No kidding, I shot 2 quick frames and my camera was soaked. It was like I showered with it. That being said, the Nikon weather sealing held up and it is still doing its job. I’m proud of it!