Monday 21 May 2012: Biscuit break
Disaster today. I set out with a work colleague to take some street pictures in the glorious lunchtime sunshine, then found that my camera was not responding. It wouldn't switch on, nothing showed on the LCD displays, and the viewfinder remained dark. It didn't take long to diagnose the technical problem: electrical power was obviously not getting through to the camera's electronics. The cause of this took a little bit longer to work out, but I think the big hole where the battery normally lives was a significant clue... Said battery being still plugged into its charger back home. Oops.
I remember being dead proud that my Olympus OM-4 had a battery-free 1/60th shutter speed for just such eventualities. I never had to use that feature of course, since carrying spare SR44 button-cell batteries was hardly a big ask.
To rescue the day, this blip comes courtesy of our little boy, who was transfixed watching a DVD while munching on a digestive biscuit after doing well at his dinner.