A cracking sunset
I recently took a short photographic holiday break to Land’s End in Cornwall. I love the old tin and copper mining areas and find them very photogenic. Having spent the day roaming around the cliffs near Botallack and getting some good images, I wanted to get nearer to the ocean edge, so I moved on to Cape Cornwall where it is possible to park near the water. I wanted to climb across the rocks to reach the water, but decided to walk down the concrete slipway.
I soon found out why it is called a slipway. My legs suddenly shot out from under me and I instinctively held up my camera to protect it as I fell on my side. Unfortunately, in the choice between my D800 and my ribs, my ribs lost. My camera and lens, however, were fine.
I had cracked a couple of ribs, but, as I knew from past experience, there is nothing to be done to repair them in the short term, so I decided to carry on with my holiday anyway. I’ve attached a picture of the sun setting over the ocean that I took later that day at Land’s End, after my accident. StewartJackman,viaemail
Ouch! While we obviously love our Nikon kit here, we’re not keen on the choice between broken cameras and broken bones! Be careful out there folks – no camera equipment or photo opportunity is worth risking your health for. We wish you a speedy recovery Stewart, and for the record, we love the light in your stunning sunset photo!
Stewart’s seaside sunset picture is stunning, but it came at quite a steep price!