Once upon a time, in The Land Where the Dandelions Grow, there lived a fair maiden. She frolicked about the countryside, with her trusty Nikon nestled in her hand. Together they created breathtaking images inspired by the beauty of nature.
One evening, well after the sun had set, the fair maiden was spotted strolling along the lake shore searching for the perfect way to capture the soft shades of pink and violet that had settled over the land. Her faithful companion resided securely strapped to its tripod. The darker it became, the slower the shutter speed required, until finally an exposure setting of twenty seconds was needed. The fair maiden placed the Nikon and tripod on the edge of the dock, tripped the shutter and carefully backed away in order to prevent any untoward motion from ruining the quality of the image.
But alas, something terrible happened. The tripod began to wobble. The fair maiden lunged forward snapping up the tripod just before it teetered over the edge and into the water. But it was too little too late. A loose connection on the head of the tripod allowed the weight of the camera to continue what had been set into motion and the fair maiden watched in despair as her trusty Nikon disappeared over the edge of the dock, crashing onto the rocky lake shore below. A shriek of terror escaped her lips as she jumped into the cold, dark water to retrieve her loyal companion.
It was a sad, sad day in The Land Where the Dandelions Grow. The Nikon was wet and the pricey 24-70mm Nikon lens would no longer zoom. In a fit of anguish fair maiden rushed to tell the handsome king what had transpired. Soothing words did little to comfort the girl who was certain her faithful companion and it's pricey lens had met an untimely death.
The Nikon was carefully dried and allowed to rest over night. It was discovered that little water had seeped into it's sturdy body and by morning its electronics appeared to be in working order. Unfortunately, the damage to its LCD screen seems to be of a more permanent nature. And the pricey lens? The death knoll has not yet been sounded and every effort will be made to resuscitate her at the Nikon emergency room before a decision is made to take her off of life support. However the outlook is bleak.
Fair maiden is currently suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and may never fully recover from witnessing her beloved friend plunging into the abyss.
It was a sad, sad day indeed.