Tears and Tears

Friday, July 29, 2011

Yesterday, I was so excited to get Isaac to take a photo of Ezra on his chest. We'd done a trial run in the morning and he was as sweet as could be and excitedly exclaimed "He likes me!"

So we went upstairs, Isaac looking forward to holding his baby brother again, me that I could finally take the photo in the perfect light.

And as I adjusted my settings, I came to a terrible realization.

My go-to, mulehorse of a lens, Canon 50mm 1.4 would not focus.

Nervously, I reset it on the camera.

I turned the camera off and then back on.

Finally, I ensured that it was definitely on auto-focus and not manual.

Next I tried to use manual to focus.


This whole time Isaac is eagerly anticipating being given Ezra to hold.

We were both in tears, for very different reasons as I ran downstairs to confirm whether it was the lens or the camera.

It was definitely the lens.

And as the loss of my lens hit me, as I sweat in my air conditioning-less house, my patience with Isaac grew paper thin. As he whined to hold Ezra and have his picture taken, I snapped right back at him that I was upset my camera was broken. Immediately he changed to, "It's okay. It's okay, mama." I however, wasn't as convinced.

Thankful to have a back up, I took my 50mm 1.8 to the county fair last night and cried again.

Because this is the face I saw in the mirror when I went to take a picture of Isaac with his glasses on.

It was the words though, coupled with that face. Why was my little boy so happy and excited?

Because he heard the shutter snap and he repeatedly shouted "Your camera mama! Your camera works! It works!"

Oh yes, I cried.


Joi said...

How sweet. Those little ones really put things into perspective.

Molly said...

Awwww, sweetie. We all snap sometimes. Lord, do I ever. You were frustrated and your little boy reminded you of what is important! They always have a way of doing that, don't they? :)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet heart your little man has. And sometimes, I wonder if the loving things our kids do after we've been ugly makes the situation better or worse: it always diffuses the situation, but man does it make me feel guilty.

Lucky Girl said...

Such adorable little men that you get to spend your days with!

Julie S. said...

Kids always have a way of bringing you back to a different perspective, don't they?

Megan said...

What a sweet tender heart he has.

Is your lens under warranty? I can't imagine, I am almost tearing up on your behalf.

Meredith said...

Such a sweet guy!

I've actually had that happen a couple of different times with my camera, and it scared the poop out of me. Once, in the middle of a photo shoot with a toddler--I mean, I CAN manually focus, but that doesn't mean I always want to. But of course, every time I'd take it into the camera store, it would be working like a charm again. Anyway, I feel your pain.

Camera-store guy suggested using a pencil eraser to lightly clean the sensor on the lens if it ever happened again. Maybe worth a shot?

Sarah Louise said...

Oh my goodness! That almost made me cry. What a little blessing he is!!!


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