Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekend reflections--face down in the water

Some of you may remember that a couple of years ago I bought a 'fun' camera, the Minox mini, that you can see in this post. It has given me many fun shots, and often some incredibly sharp ones. Overall, good quality for its limited pixels.

Recently I had a major, major leak in my roof (I am under the eaves).  Unfortunately, this occurred when I was in the US and my son was on vacation.  Upon his return a week after the rains, he discovered the damage AND found my little Minox floating face down in its metal box.  (It has been on my desk; only a miracle that my computer stuff wasn't affected.

I was ready to bury Mini, but I thought I'd try to dry it out.  Opened the card slot, removed the card, and opened the battery slot.  Put it on my (now hot and sunny) windowsill for two days.  Charged it (it flashed feebly) and put the card back in.

Amazingly, all the photos I'd taken on the card were perfect.....and it now continues to take unaffected photos, as you see here.

The blur is mine...Mini has three settings:  half a meter, a meter, and infinity, and sometimes I'm not such a good judge.

I wonder if my D90 would have survived a week face down in the water....

See other reflection on James'   WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

9 comments:

Tamera said...

That's amazing! I am very hard on my cameras, and whenever there's a casualty it definitely hurts!

Lowell said...

What a terrible thing to happen to you. Hopefully, your place was not affected too badly, but got to admit that is one special camera! The Minox was a great "spy" camera in past years so it's nice to know it's still ticking and clicking!

Lady-Cracker said...

Oh, I hope that the roof is fixed soon and properly. I am glad about the Minox so you can use it in
Aix. Sympathized Isobel toastily.

William Kendall said...

Who'd have thought it possible?

Alexa said...

You and your Minox (and the computer!) definitely dodged a bullet! Hope you'll continue to share shots from this special camera with us.

Birdman said...

I had one ofthose cameras. Pretty cool. I wonder where it is.
Say CHEESE!

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Thérèse said...

I hope you were as lucky for your camera as for the repairs... :-)

Thérèse said...

I hope you were as lucky for your camera as for the repairs... :-)