Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We're experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by... while I smash my equipment into smithereens.

"Where in the heck have you been?!?!"

I'm sure that's the question that you -- my billions and billions of adoring fans -- have been frantically asking every hour of every day since my last post over two months ago. You've no doubt been unable to sleep and are probably feeling near suicidal by now. Well, you can climb down off that ledge because I'm back!

Oh, who am I kidding. Let me rephrase: for all seven of you that noticed I was gone for a long while, I have an explanation. You see, my equipment hates me and decided to mutiny. Apparently I haven't been giving it enough rum.

A few days after I got back from my big road trip out west, my camera -- a tried and true Canon 5D -- started acting up. Upon taking it to the local pro camera shop, I was given the news most dreaded by any photographer: it would have to be sent to Canon in Japan for repairs. This meant a four-week turnaround time at a minimum. The "good" news, however, was that the repair appeared to be fairly minor and should only cost a few hundred bucks. So, I bit the bullet and sent it in.

You can probably guess where this is going. A few weeks later, I got a call from Canon informing me that the problems were much worse than expected, and the cost of the repair was going to be in the four-figure range. Luckily, I had had the foresight to insure the camera, so I gave Canon the go ahead to perform the repair. By the time the camera was fixed and ready to be returned to me, I was already on my yearly visit to the Caribbean. Of course, Canon would not send it there, so I had to have it sent to a friend in the states, who then sent it to me. By the time I finally had it in my hands it had been gone for nearly TWO MONTHS. Ugh!

However, all that was behind me. I had my camera back and was free to get shooting! And, I did. I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico and got some nice photos, one of which is posted below. But before we get to that, I have to finish my story. Yep, there's (unfortunately) more.

Right about the time I got my camera back, my computer decided that I hadn't had enough grief and started crashing repeatedly. Fast forward to today and my computer has pretty much passed on to the great cyberspace in the sky. (RIP, lil' buddy.) I have another one on order, but it will be a month or so before it gets here. Right now, I'm writing this on a friend's computer.

So, I hope that helped explain my absence, or at least made you laugh half as much as it made me cry.

But enough about that, let's get onto the photo, shall we?

This was taken near the beach of the El Condado region of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was a very surreal spot with the solo light and two chairs, which is what drew me to it. As always, you can see a larger version of the photo by clicking RIGHT HERE and going to my Fine Art Galleries.

I'll hopefully have some more images from San Juan posted in the next week or two. Until then, take care and be sure to give your computer some love! ^_^

2 comments:

martin said...

That's areally rad shot, brau. Barry

Kory said...

Thanks my friend. ^_^