Using a camera in the rain.

Posted on
Oct 26, 2011

Don’t get your camera wet.

These seems to be a fairly obvious rule, right? I can do that, can’t I? And yet, aren’t the simplest rules the hardest ones to follow? There were only three rules to taking care of a Mogwai, and none of them were that complicated, but look how that turned out.

So even when it started raining at Machu Picchu, and folks pulled out all kinds of covers and gear to keep their cameras dry, I kept snapping away. I’m pleased to say that no evil little cameras were spawned from my larger one.

 

I’ve been told that rain on your lens ruins your photos. From a professional’s standpoint, that’s probably true. But I’m not a professional, so I don’t have to worry about things like that.

More of this nonsense. You might be used to it by now.

Ugh. We're pretty nauseating. Pretty sure that's what the guys behind us were thinking.

What? I LIKE weird blotches on my man's face.

To be honest, I kind of liked how these photos turned out – splotches of rain and all. It feels more realistic. After all, who hasn’t had an amazing trip dampened by a downpour or two? It’s just how things go. It doesn’t mean you should stop having fun … and you absolutely shouldn’t stop taking photos.

(Note: no cameras were damaged in the creation of this post.) 

Leave a Comment

  • I once took about 100 photos before I realized there was a giant piece of dirt on my lens. Whoops.

  • I have to admit, I am one of those that is scared to death of getting their camera stuck in the rain! But I do like the unique aspect of the photos you took, plus the scenery of Machu Pichu is stunning as well!

  • sad

    It ruined the picture but this one is still a nice picture

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • Rand just gave me this pin for Valentine's Day and told me he's the Ralph Wiggum of our relationship. #choochoochooseyou #jonwye #valentinesday
  • An absolutely gorgeous venue for @andreadunlop's book launch. SHE REGRETS NOTHING is out today, and is a suspenseful, salacious, scintillating read. So proud of you, Andrea.
  • Doctor said my cold has ravaged my lungs. This is one instance where I could have gone without the metaphors.
  • How does my brother know how to say the exactly wrong thing to cheer me up? 😂
  • Sick day. Working on an op-ed that I can't turn in until tomorrow because I'm too busy watching This Is Us and feeling terrible. (BTW, I am *such* a Toby.)
  • The most handsome man in the world bought me a taco and sang me Billy Bragg. We talked about regret, and he told me he was sorry he took up so much of my life. And I laughed. Because it's not his fault that I can't stop thinking about him.
  • It's the 25th anniversary of Andre the Giant's passing. Here's the time I dressed up as him for Halloween.
  • I'm an almost-40-year-old woman who just bought herself a unicorn cookie because she's stressed about work. AMA.
  • I first met Chad around the time I had brain surgery. He'd just gone through the same experience with a very different diagnosis. He went on to have SIX more brain surgeries and was part of a litany of clinical trials for his brain cancer. Through it all he was funny and brash and so painfully honest about his experience. He was also instrumental in helping me finish my book - I sent Chad a chapter every month while working on my manuscript. He joked that I'd enlisted a dying man to help me meet my deadline. I hadn't emailed him in months, and just found out today that he passed away right before Christmas. It was a long time coming, but I am still blindsided by the loss.
...
Goodbye you wonderful, brilliant, exuberant asshole. I knew you'd break my heart.
  • Thirty-three years later, and she's still my hero. One year later, and I still miss her. #PrincessLeia #CarrieFisher #CarrieOn

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.