During his recent visit to Zion National Park, New Zealand photographer Luke Riding found a broken camera that clearly fell from Angel’s Landing trail. Falling from almost 1,500 feet, the camera was smashed. However, the memory card was intact and Luke managed to see the photos taken back in 2016. Thanks to his friend Ben Horne and the power of social media, the camera was reunited with its owners in just over 12 hours!
From time to time, we hear inspiring stories of lost cameras that crossed countries and seas and took years to be reunited with their owners. This interesting story comes from cyclist Aaron Chase, who found a lost GoPro while riding his bike. Four years later, Aaron found the owners and gave them back their memories.
Award-winning photographer Michelle Frankfurter recently went through quite a nightmare. She says that American Airlines lost her gear after making her check in her bag. Her cameras, lenses and other equipment that was in the bag had the value of $13,000 and she says it took her years to buy it. But once the plane landed and she went to claim her baggage: the bag with the equipment just wasn’t there.
My family and I recently returned from a week-long early spring backcountry camping trip.
This trip involved canoeing in snow squalls and an extended portage where the lake was still frozen solid. Physically, it was a challenge, but it was also an amazing family bonding experience with my wife and our 9 and 12-year-old kids (the golden years when they are useful humans but not yet teenagers).
At the end of the trip I sat my trusty old Fuji X100 (the original model) on a post in the parking lot to snap one final family portrait in self-timer mode.
Then we drove home…