It was my first time to reach the terrains of Maarat, I pledged to myself to bring my rig to Maarat before i had my bike overhauled and fly it off to Cebu and Leyte. Was with the Kapamilya Boys with lancetyrone (Mike A) with Paul and Jun his 2 colleagues from ABS-CBN. Due to the heavy rains, i did thought that the ride will be postponed since I am waiting up to 30mins at the Batasan tricycle terminal. We had our feast of papaitan at Aling Tinas, my camera almost broke because of the moist!
I would love to go back to Maarat again! thanks to lancetyrone and the Kapamilya boys for the great company! ALAVET!
Is your camera still working the next day? Using your camera on a rainy day is NOT ADVISABLE! (unless you put the camera inside a ziplock plastic bag with only the lens peeking through.
The moisture in the air will kill the mini-metal contacts. I've ruined 2 cameras (one compact, one pro version) in Fontana water park, and had to have it cleaned (P1500 service charge) at the camera center to get it to work again.
Another camera I dropped in the beach. The sands went inside the retractable lens, and the focusing mechanism ground to a stop and refused to work. I never got to send the camera for fixing since I was itching to upgrade the old one anyway. The old camera became an expensive paperweight.
Lessons learned the hard way. My 2 cents.
It is true that one may become rich through practicing evil, but the power of Truth and Justice is that they endure... and that a man can say of them, "They are a heritage from my father." - from the book DUNE
The beach is a hostile environment for cameras. While many SLRs tout that they have extensive dust & moisture seals in the body, it is the barrel of the lens where dirt, sand and water can intrude. Saltwater in particular is very corrosive to electronic components.
Many cameras have been accidentally dunked or splashed on because the photographer waded too far out, too deep or underestimated how high the waves would be.
I prefer to bring my cameras to the mountains.
"I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING!" -Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore, Apolcalypse Now