After almost five and a half years, Big Mavica may very well be done for…

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March 19, 2008, 5:38 PM

First of all, the “Funk the War” protest in downtown Washington, for which I took the day off at work, went very well. I got a lot of great photos, but it was really rainy. It rained. Hard.

Which brings me to point number two. Big Mavica took on water, as it’s done in the past, but this time, I think it might be a goner. It quit shooting photos, and the screen is all white. Something tells me that something might have shorted out in the camera. Hopefully once Big Mavica gets time to dry, it will be up and kicking again. And if not, well, it might be time to finally upgrade. After all, five years is a long time for electronic equipment. So if it’s to the point where I’m faced with sending it out for repair or just replacing it, I’m going to replace it, and retire Big Mavica.

And if this is the end for Big Mavica, at least it went out in a blaze of glory. In Part 3 of the Virginia Beach 2005 photo set, I said, “If I’m going to lose Big Mavica, it might as well be in the process of shooting a great photo set.” And when it comes to shooting a huge protest, I can’t think of a better time or place to lose it.

And the photo set won’t be toast, either. I can still recover everything that I had shot prior to the camera’s going out on me, and my friend Isis is going to help me fill out the remainder of the set.

So we’ll see what happens. Hopefully it won’t be the end of Big Mavica, but we’ll see…

Web site: Steve's Digicams review on the Sony Mavica CD400

Song: All the music going on at Funk the War 3...

Quote: Oh, and I ran into some friends from Rocktown Infoshop in Harrisonburg at Funk the War! I ran into Nottingham, as well as some members of the SDS chapter at JMU! I always thought that JMU was too politically correct for SDS. Good to know someone's shaking things up down there. Back when I was there, JMU had just formed Orange Band, which was about discussion about the war, rather than taking any particular stand on it, because they were too afraid to offend anyone by taking a stand.

Categories: Anti-war, Cameras