I keep breaking things.
I don’t know how I keep doing this, but I dropped yet another camera onto the cold, hard, evil that is my garage floor. This time it was my trusty Canon F-1N that took the spill.
Once again, it was dark, and once again, I opened the rear door of my Trooper only to hear a sickening “crack!” as the heavy brass beast fell and landed squarely on the filter ring, shattering the UV filter and securely jamming the bastard on the lens. Not even my heaviest pliers would dislodge it.
So, once again, I have to make a trip to Havel Camera Repair, for the third time in a week, so Karla can hit me with that special look that says, “Will you please stop breaking your shit?”
Luckily, the camera landed in the exact spot I would have hoped it would hit in a fall. It looks like the only thing damaged is the filter itself. The lens and body look fine. It’s pretty difficult to hurt that big bastard.
In news from the game last night, San Antonio lost a two-goal lead in the second period, but hung on for a win in a shootout. David LeNeveu really stood on his head in net, and actually looked pretty good for a change. I’m not ashamed to say that I am not impressed with LeNeveu, overall. He has his good nights, but all in all, his number aren’t that great. IMO, Josh Tordjman should be the #1 netminder for the Rampage. But, of course, my opinion matters not to hockey coaches.
San Antonio may not have the best record – in fact, I’m pretty sure they have the worst record – but one thing can’t be argued, and that is that they are vicious in overtime and shootout situations. If a game goes to a shootout, it’s almost a lock that SA will pick up the win. They have some very skilled shooters on the bench, and not many goalies can stop them all reliably. It also didn’t hurt that last night, the opposing netminder, Karl Goehring, played in net for San Antonio last season, so they knew his weaknesses. Even I knew that Goehring is perfectly crackable in high stress situations.
He’s a nice kid, but not what I would call a clutch goalie, even though he’s good in his own right.
I’m off to drop off some film and head down to my studio to get some real work done.
Yes, I actually had to shoot some film last night, due to the fact that all of my Canon EF wide zooms are in the shop at the moment. So the F-1N came in handy for the post-game concert as well as some shots from behind the net. Now, whether or not those shots are in focus is a different matter. I guess I’ll see soon enough.