I was supposed to photograph the Waitara ODE today, and I did, kinda. The weather was terrible, very very wet. Could have been worse, like cold and windy as well. But wet is bad enough, especially when out in it with a camera. To be perfectly honest, I didn't really think too much about it. I have photographed in rain before, just not perhaps SO MUCH rain. And it was wet rain, you know, the kind that covers and soaks EVERYTHING very quickly. I managed to photograph most of the dressage, I left before it had quite finished to make sure I got pictures of all the cross country. Hmmmmmm ... FAIL. At about the 4th pony to go cross country my camera DIED! Com.pleat.ley I did have my spare camera with me, so I got the rest of the 40cm jumpers and then canned the whole idea. No point in killing two cameras in one day, ah! I have stuck my camera in the hot water cupboard, in the hopes that it is just in a rain induced camera coma, but I don't think so. I have recharged the battery and put it back in, and so far NO GO.
And I have a show to do on the 27th. Thats in 7 days. And its Christmas. So most shops will be shut. Except for the days I will be working, and so unable to get to town. And I don't have any money at the moment anyway. Heres hoping I can get the limit on my credit card extended. It is a pretty low limit at the moment, so 'fingers crossed' there won't be any problems. I know, I know, not the best way to go, but I really don't have THAT much debt, really (do I sound convincing?)
So then I also have a testing dilemma. I was trying to work out today whether I really want to concentrate on my photography OR would I rather get back into riding horses. Or can I do both? I thought that my camera dying was a sign. Or is it a test, too see how badly I want to photograph? And then I got a phone call tonight booking me for an event in March. Is this a sign that I am supposed to do photography or a test to see how bad I want to ride again?
I think I think too much ... hahaha.
And now its hot and muggy, and I have work tomorrow. *sigh* I think I complain too much ......