Australian seascape and landscape photography

Tea Tree Creek – Death of the 40D

It was one of those days that I’ll remember for a long time.
Whilst shooting on a rocky plateau at Tea Tree Creek beach at Flinders I carelessly let my guard down.
An unusually high rogue wave struck the face of the plateau and poured down upon me.

Death of the 40D - Flinders - Tea Tree Creek - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula

My workhorse camera, the Canon 40D, had experienced some salt water splash in the past but nothing like this.
Today was the day he ingested way too much salt water. He coughed and spluttered, ….and died.
Luckily my wide angle lens seems to have survived the ordeal with only some minor salt water spots inside the focal range window. The glass inside seems to be clear,…PHEW!

Flinders - Tea Tree Creek beach - Mornington Peninsula - Jim Worrall - Australia - seascape

These images were thankfully retrieved from the camera’s memory card despite it’s convulsions.

Tea Tree Creek beach - Flinders - Jim Worrall - Mornington Peninsula - Australia

For those who might be interested I’ve purchased a 60D as a replacement camera.

6 responses

  1. Gorgeous photos! Sorry to heat the bad news – I lost a Minolta film body about about 14 years ago in the Philippines when I stumbled getting out of a boat. Fortunately my Tamron survived, but was a bummer none the less.

    April 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  2. Great shots. Sorry to hear about your camera, I’ve been there before where I wasn’t paying attention and the camera got too wet and crapped out on me, never fun.

    April 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  3. Amazing shots! Your work is beautiful.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  4. Hard to hit the ‘like’ button on this post. I ‘like’ the photos, and I am sure you are liking the 60D, but the story is very sad. I especially like the top image.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  5. Still love my 40D. I haven’t used it since I got the 7D but it will be going on some shoots soon! Love the pictures.

    April 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  6. Pingback: Death of the 60D | Photography by Jim Worrall - (the blog)

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