Flash + water =?
So last night I was taking some close up photos of some tulips on my kitchen table. All was fine, then I thought I might go all artistical and do some low key lighting on said tulips. So i went and got a light stand and umbrella. I set it up at the end of the table (not on the table), I attached the flash and started to put the umbrella into it's holder, went the flash decides to fall out of it's holder and into the dogs water bowl (which wasn't really that close, I think the flash hit the back of the chair and flipped forward).
I quickly grabbed it out of the bowl and removed the batteries. Then water started to appear out of some of the joints, this is not looking good I thought. My only course of action was to take it apart and dry it out.
Thankfully after removing all signs of water (and there was a fair bit considering it was only in the bowl for about 2-3 seconds and it was never fully submerged), the only issue it has is the lcd doesn't display for very long, it fades away after about 20 seconds. I can live with that, as most times I use it off camera, so i can control it from the trigger.
And the moral of the story is, never give the dog water or remove any chance of the flash falling into water.
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