Christopher Neal Photography | Never Fails

Never Fails

March 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I had been looking forward to last night for weeks. I had planned to meet another photographer at new spot that I had a really good feeling about. There is limited access and I had to do some hiking to scout it so I had high hopes. Conditions were perfect, clear and cold with just enough wind to keep the clouds away. I charged all my batteries and even rented another ultrawide lens that is on my list of possible purchases. I was ready to go.

Everything came to a screeching halt when I opened the bathroom door to check on my youngest, he was taking a shower after baseball practice. I found him leaning over the toilet having just barfed. My heart sank. I love astrophotography but not nearly as much as I love my family. There was no way I could leave with a sick kid.

I text the other photographer and helped my wife get the kid comfy on a pallet in the den so we could keep an eye on him. He fell asleep right away and wanting to salvage something from the night I went out to set my camera up in the backyard. A 350 shot star trail session to check out the lens and my new lens warmer would have to suffice. Never fails, if this had just been any other night I was just going out to shoot there would have been no problems but the minute I set something special up that one thing happens that causes the whole thing to jump the rails.

The upside is I do like this lens and the warmer worked flawlessly.


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