I’m in mourning…

Alas my camera died last Thursday while I was working and I have been in mourning ever since.

I think only a photographer can really know what it feels like when you camera dies. It’s like losing a part of you. Imagine how you feel when you lose your phone and then times that by a thousand.

It died in style though, launching itself out of my backpack to fall 15ft down the ladder I was climbing only to bounce off some scaffolding and fall another 10ft to the floor below. On the report I listed the cause of the damage as “high impact collision with floor”. The 300mm lens that was attached to the camera also bounced across the room as the echo of my cameras death meant that the construction crew turned from their fork lifts and electric drills to see what the noise was.

As I picked my poor camera up from the floor in what can only be described as shock the power was still on and my poor camera shutter was still stuttering as it gasped the last of it’s life away.

It was at that point that I stopped thinking. I was numb!

So much of my identity over that past few years has been all to do with my camera. It’s been a huge part of my life and much of the reason why I am in London today. To lose it in such sudden and violent circumstances was shocking. It was like losing a piece of myself, I can only imagine it to be like a musician losing their instrument or a sports person tearing their lucky underwear.

I’m in mourning for my camera. It’s been sent to Canon but the 5D MKII is well known for it’s durability and I split mine in half, not a good sign.

So in memory of my camera here is a little tribute to some of the adventures we have had together.

Rest in peace my dearest friend.

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9 thoughts on “I’m in mourning…

  • September 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Oh God, Shannon! I feel for you! I can’t imagine losing mine like that. It would be like cutting off my hand. I fear you will be purchasing a new one – the 5D Mk III is remarkable, if the reviews are to be believed!

    I hope you can replace it quickly. Mourning will lead to withdrawal; I’m not sure which is worse.

    Peace <3

  • October 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    photos or it didn’t happen. Nope I’m not being mean either πŸ™‚

    oh that’s suxs sorry to hear that. I guess a new camera is in stock. I have got the 6D and that’s a good camera. I consider it better than better than the 5dmk2.

    However I would look at the 5dmk3 πŸ™‚

  • October 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    oh that sucks, sorry to hear. At least it had a worthwhile life.

  • October 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Shannon you have my deepest sympathies as you experience this time of loss.

  • October 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry to hear that πŸ™

  • October 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ouch! I was climbing two years ago when my friend fell through a hidden Snowbridge with his Mark III. As he clung to the sides of the crevasse, to keep from falling 20 feet further down, I wondered for a split second if he’d ask me to save his Canon first, but he opted to have his own life saved before his camera! Good choice!

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  • October 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry to hear the news. If you are OK with it, I would like to donate $100 to put towards a new one… and maybe start a campaign to get your followers to even add a few $$ to get you back shooting again?

  • October 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Shannon babe, I am devastated to hear of your loss. That camera has been apart of you like forever almost another limb. What will a replacement cost and can we your fans help. Peace be with your camera “Cannon 5DmkII”


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