Samples of my photography and stories behind some of the shots
“IMG_2919” aka “The Last Image”
Alena and I were on the approach to Tower Bridge in London using a tripod for some time exposures. The ambient light was so low it required a high ISO with the resulting digital noise. I was in the process of lowering the ISO and attaching a radio transmitter to the hot shoe of the camera to use a remote triggered flash when it happened. I was using an unfamiliar tripod and had not properly secured the mounting plate to the tripod head. The Canon 5D with a heavy 28-135 lens and battery pack went tumbling to the concrete. F=MxA (force equals mass times acceleration). It was dead. I shot the rest of our journey with my backup DSLR and two film cameras. Being in a hurry and fumbling in the dark with expensive gear can have consequences. I sent the 5D off to Canon for repair and overhaul. The body had well over 10,000 shutter actuations and a service was due for that anyway. The mishap gave me an excuse to use two classic film cameras (Leica M3 and Hasselblad 503) more than I would have on the trip.
Traveling with friend and fellow photographer Alena in Europe. We were in Paris and accidentally ended up in a riot of sorts. Link: