So I couldn’t resist sharing this photo. Remember that cemetery I mentioned a few days ago? Well, this is another grave marker found there. At the same time this is so sad, and yet comical. The poor little baby didn’t even live long enough to be given a name, but it’s surname is Monster.
I’m curious where that surname would have come from. I can’t help but picture some little fuzzy, orange, horned baby monster.
And here are a couple bonus flowers for you to enjoy!
Happy Earth Day!
In other news recently, I’ve been experiencing something scary in regards to my 18-55mm lens. I will have my camera out, ready to photograph something, but when I go to adjust the zoom ring, it doesn’t always cooperate. Often it “sticks” somewhere in the 35-45 range, but I’ve had it stick in nearly every position now, and only after some delicate prodding will it advance. Occasionally, it won’t. When it won’t move, even after the careful adjusting, I turn off my camera, disconnect the lens from the camera body and peer into the lens to see if there is a visible reason for this occurrence. I didn’t notice anything the first time this happened, but the second time, I noticed that of the 3 rubber strips (not sure what the official name of this part is) that seem to run the length of the lens, 2 of them are bunched up near the top and the third is taut, when the lens is in its full zoomed-out position. What does this mean? It still focuses fine (knocking wood) but it has caused me to miss a shot or two, and clearly isn’t a normal occurrence. As I’m sitting here studying the said lens to better describe it to you, I’m also now noticing something rattling around inside the lens. Ack. This is my main lens, which makes this even more frightening to me when it happens. Any advice for me?
My equipment is all insured, and of course this situation is applicable for that, but I don’t where to start. Insurance wouldn’t cover repairs, just replacement, right?