Annals of Stupidity Caribbean Photography

How to Ruin Photos by Not Understanding a GoPro

August 27, 2016
GoPro Water Photography

I’m not that old. I mean, I’m no spring chicken, but I’m not that old. I think I understand electronics. And, yeah, I’m confirming this myself – I do, in fact, understand electronics. So, I know how a GoPro works. But, apparently, I don’t understand that if water gets onto the outer casing of a GoPro, it’ll render all of your shots useless.

GoPro Bad Beach Photo

There are so many things wrong with this photo that I don’t even want to talk about it

I learned this on day one of our weeklong trip to St. Thomas. But did this stop me from forgetting this on day two? Day three? Day four?

My daughter?

Absolutely nailed this shot. So much so, that’s I made a canvas of it and hung it in our kitchen.

To my credit, I was in and out of the water a lot with the camera. But why did I always wait until the end of the day to check the shots? Haven’t I taken pictures before?

GoPro Ruined Shot

In this one, you’ll notice that I managed to dry the spot with a wet towel, thereby creating a soft haze.

I once had a deepwater underwater camera (pre-GoPro era) that failed in three feet of pool water. I lost almost all of my Hawaii pictures that time. But I think I was more disappointed by my St. Thomas failures. Sigh. I’ll guess I just have to go back.

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