After a wet start… shoot done!

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My first attempt at shooting Emma and Russell’s lovely pair of GSPs ended in disaster as I took a dive into a river with all my photographic gear attached!

A few weeks later and with a brand new camera I was back to Ilkeston to finish off photographing the lovely Otis and Eva.  This time things went better, well certainly a lot drier, and I was delighted with the results which can be found in my website gallery.

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Underwater camera performance!

New Camera-002Having fully tested my camera to a depth of 4 feet in a muddy river I can confirm that ‘weatherproof’ is not the same as total immersion!

Canon UK at Elstree did their best but whilst the 70-200 f2.8L Mk II only needed a decent clean and service (that lens is just about bombproof), the body and the 24-105 f4L were beyond economic repair.

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I was in Ilkeston photographing Emma’s lovely pair of GSPs and down by the river when a branch gave way helping me headfirst into a very brown brook!  I’m afraid that the shoot was curtailed but now that the insurance has allowed me to replace all my equipment I will be back there to finish the shoot before long.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing these lovely dogs again soon.Emma-1323