Just along the coast from The Giants Causeway is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Originally built by fishermen to allow them to check their Salmon nets, these days it’s a good walk and 5 minutes of terror.
To be fair, it’s probably less likely to collapse than any of the millennium foot bridges that do that horrible bouncy thing when people walk on them. That said, when you’re in the middle of it, you tend to forget the giant steel pins and metal cables holding it in place.
And as it bounces, I dare you not to hum the Indiana Jones theme music.
(F5.6. 1/200, 55mm ISO-100, 12/04/08)
(Yes – another of those shutter speed shots….)
By the time I got taking this picture I’d once again fallen foul of dirt in the camera. This time, it was on the mirror rather than the lens. A good blast with the Rocket Air Blower sorted it out when I got home. I’ve been trying to work out a better way to change lenses. One which doesn’t involve carrying a sterile tent. So far, best I can come up with is:
- Change lenses somewhere sheltered (no wind or rain or sea spray)
- Change them efficiently (not quickly – you risk dropping them, but don’t stand chatting as you do it)
- Have the right lens caps to hand for the job (remember Canon cameras take both EF and EF-S lenses, one size might not fit all)
- Try to hold the body pointing down (dirt tends not to fall up)
- Accept that it’s part of life and will happen sooner or later.
Failing that, you could always carry two or more bodies. I mean, if Canon are reading and want me to try that option all they have to do is ask….. Hello?….Hello, anybody there?
Ah well, worth a try.