As much as I would like to be out shooting the last few days, I have been slowly (and hopefully surely) nursing my camera after a few days in the rain. Though the camera is weather sealed, there were a few lens changes while I was out in the elements. That in itself did not seem to cause a problem, but rather on the third day I decided to take the camera indoors into a museum. Apparently the temperature difference between the outside and inside caused condensation to form in the lens and likely the camera. While the lens was fine after 1 day, the camera has been functioning a little bit glitchy for the last 3 or 4 days. The Live View mode turns on by itself and refuses to turn off (rendering all other button functions useless) when the camera warms up to a certain temperature. Also, the remote shutter has not been working, requiring me to trip the shutter manually – and thus introducing camera shake – an sworn enemy of photographers no matter how minute.
So when possible, I have been placing the camera body into a zip lock bag with rice, squeezing the air out, and hoping this dries out whatever moisture is left.
In the meantime, I did get a few shots at sunset as the storm finally cleared out from Northern California. The camera seems to function better in the cold. Anyhow, this scene of two different layers of clouds with clear sky sandwiched between seemed a little out of the ordinary and worth capturing.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 110mm, f/8, 1/25 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Cloud Sandwich, Sunset. Cameron Park, CA. January 12, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.