Thursday, July 7, 2016

Waterlogged

I've been having problems keeping a charge on my Tough Camera but was determined to get it going. Something kicked in and off to one of the two lakes I'll still swim in. It was a blast and especially festive at Devil's Lake North Shore just before the 4th of July. I even learned to change camera settings underwater. I took it home, oh so happy, cleaned it according to directions (big mistake)... And then it died.


R.I.P. Little Olympus Tough Camera

You Weren't Tough Enough




Homestead Hollow Lapham Peak


It's a dog bubbler


Reflection Filter I hardly knew ye


La la la weirdo with a camera taking pictures in the lake. La la.



Dragonfly Photobomb


I think I found the leak


The dog and kayak beach used to be a parking lot



Futile fish chasing to get a shot. Bet I was chasing the same fish.



What up dog? What up weirdo?




Glug glug gurgle glorp


Thanks for the beach, Floods of 1993



Interesting fact, we're coming up on the 23 year anniversary of the Floods of '93.  The ones that closed the path near Picnic Point, flooded through Dells shops sending beaded moccasins and salt water taffy asunder. I'm pretty sure it turned this North Shore parking lot into a dog beach.

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  1. Your captions totally made me lol. Really like your photos too! But condolences on your loss - RIP camera :(

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  2. Thanks, Hannah, sniffles. I know I got carried away, but there was so much to see that day and the little defunct camera caught a lot. Waaaahhh.

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  3. Love these photos! I am afraid to bring my little Canon powershot anywhere near a beach or lake. I am so sorry your camera died. Must be time for a better one...

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  4. That's what my cuz keeps telling me, not to take so many pics with cheap cameras and use my "good" camera more often. Canon is the best in my opinion, this was an Olympus, not impressed.

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  5. did the camera fall in? Fun shots.

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  6. It fell in in the sense that I put it in my pocket, swam out and dived into the water repeatedly trying to get a shot of what was probably the same fish.

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  7. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful photos. I like the third photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Minoru, any relation to Takashi? (; Thanks, that was just more tomfoolery with the camera settings.

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  8. Are you sure it was the cleaning which made your camera die and not changing the settings underwater. I once wrecked a waterproof watch that way. Apparently pressing the buttons underwater is a sure way to let the water in to the mechanism.

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    1. After reading your comment, Lyn, no I'm not sure. Reallllyyy? That is a valuable piece of information, here I was so proud of my underwater skills. I'm sorry it damaged your camera, they should maybe MENTION this, like in big, bold letters.

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  9. "Glug glug gurgle glorp" is my favorite!

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    1. Yeah, Tom, I think that says it all.

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  10. The reflection-photo is so peaceful and still! Would love to try taking photos under water ... Your came out very well!

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  11. I was pretty drained from swimming and taking photos when I snapped this, and also pretty happy. People were nice and the smell of bbq was in the air. One guy was singing what sounded like original songs and playing his guitar right behind me as I took this. Thanks, Nina.

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  12. What a bummer about your camera:( But the first two shots are amazing!! Many thanks for sharing your summer fun with SEASONS! Have a great week and hope you still have a loaner or an old one to take pics? See you back soon!

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  13. Oh yeah, Jeanette, I still have my main camera and a really old Canon Power Shot. This one was for riding my bike since I got tired of knocking my good Canon against the handlebars. Thanks, just a dog bubble. I almost forgot about Seasons today.

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  14. looks so refreshing - that's what we need right now. Great pictures.
    I use sage for meet, fish, vegetables, soups, tomatosalad and cheese. Looking for more ideas: http://www.essen-und-trinken.de/salbei

    have a nice day
    gusta

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    1. My reply to u disappeared, Gusta. Maybe I should light some sage. You can see the kind of cook I am, light some sage and call for take out.

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  15. Wonderful series of images. Nice variety.

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  16. Thank you, Rajesh, you as well. I was quite impressed by that cave.

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  17. Very cool shots and fun commentary. I especially like your reflection photo.

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  18. Thanks, that was kind of a throw away shot, but I did (past tense, sniff) like that setting, Susie. Setting Susie, another blog title for you?

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    1. Hmmm, something to play with. Setting Sunset Susie....Setting Susie on the Settee...I hope I remember these. :-)

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    2. I'm liking Setting Sunset Susie

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  19. That reflection photo is so pretty. It is fun taking photos in the water, even if others think it strange. I don't think I've ever cleaned my underwater 'tough' camera ... it is pretty dead already so I don't bother. I only have taken it in water recently, in its later life.

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  20. Thanks, Mouse, I did have fun. I bet salt water really does a number on a waterproof camera. This was or is an Olympus and has been driving me nuts recently. I hope you get some more life out of yours, I've had battery connection issues for months and then kablooey.

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  21. I really like the 1st 2 photos, great shots & your captions gave me a laugh. I was wading around in rock pools at the beach some time ago taking photos with my newish DSLR. I was so conscious of where I put my feet as I was paranoid of slipping a drowning my nice new camera. I decided after that I woudn't take such risks again with it. Can't afford a replacement.

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  22. Hey Banana Man. I'm bummed, but since the camera was already acting hinky I'm not apoplectic either. My good camera is well behaved and I'm more careful with it. It was a balancing act on the rocks coming back into shore, my little water aerobic shoes didn't quite cut it. I almost comically wiped out a few times.

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  23. It is, Elizabeth, but it was one of the best last days I could ask for that camera—I'm still keeping it around just in case. I have a better camera so feeling all right despite driving a stake through this one's heart.

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  24. So sad that your camera died :( I try to be careful with my camera, but I hope they are built to take a bit of trouble, but you never know!

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  25. Loved the photos, had to laugh at your captions LOL

    Have a tanfastic week and thanks for bouncing by :-)

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  26. cool shots, sorry your camera died.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, I've got a better one that works well and gave my sob story to someone who may give me a second one. You can't have too many cameras or lenses.

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  27. So sorry to hear about your camera dying. Ugh!

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  28. This one sure was, Betty. You could drop it from a good distance and go 50 ft. underwater.

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  29. You too, Steve and stay away from power tools.

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  30. Yeah, bleeeehhhh. I haven't given up completely, Abrianna, but from the looks of it I should.

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    1. Thanks for telling us about the ANZAC, Jim. Dogs seemed to be enjoying it and it was on dog eye level so I'm pretty sure that's what it was.

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  32. Oh no! Your camera died. Amazing sense of humor!
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    1. Thanks, JM, we have a few laughs up here. It was acting up but I drove that final nail.

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  33. Lovely photos! The lake look so stunning!

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  34. Thanks, Pixie, I thought so until I swam under water a bit.

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  35. Very cool photos! The reflection is excellent!

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  36. Thanks, James. I got a couple good reflection photos from this camera.

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  37. Great shots here. Like them.

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    1. Thank you, S.C., the last dying shots of a buggy pns.

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  38. Thanks, Manali. Must look like a pile of garbage compared to Chandra Taal.

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  39. Oh no... that stinks. But your shots are pretty neat. At least you got something out of it, and did not lose your shots too.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

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    1. I actually have a few more from its last day I'm going to put up, Lisa. Does force me to use a better camera, but STILL.

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