An Ode To My Lens Cap

As many of you know, I don’t travel far without my camera. It follows me around everywhere. And when I don’t have a camera in my hands, I like to pretend I do; hence this look: (Thanks, Derek.)
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Ok, ok, moving on. So, flash forward to Paris (I know, right?) We’re standing underneath the Eiffel Tower, and this is the last moment I remember having my lens cap:
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After that… gone. No clue where, just not anywhere on me, or in any of my bags, or pockets, or anywhere else as far as I can see. I figure I probably dropped it and it rolled away. I am a little bummed, but heck, I’m in Paris. Oh well.

So, we go along our merry way and we’re here: (That’s Bruges, by the way)
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We’re in our hostel and what should fall out of one of Autumn’s bags but my lens cap! Having been reunited with my lens cap I was full of joy.

We continue on our trip… enter Brussels.
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I swear I checked my bag at least 4 times, no lens cap. The next day in the airport, going through security, look who decided to show up… yep, my lens cap.

My lens cap has stayed put for a while now, well, until last week during a trip to our local Frisko Freeze.

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It went AWOL. Ben borrowed my camera, he swears he handed me the lens cap, I had no such memory of the event (not that unusual, though).

Today, on my lunch break, I was out in my car, and look who rolled out from underneath my seat.lens cap
Dear Lens Cap, I know you will never leave me. You may stray temporarily, but I know you will always come back to me, because you love me.
Always, Ali.


5 thoughts on “An Ode To My Lens Cap

  1. You really could just invest in those string things, we have one and it’s not in the way or anything, that way it can’t leave the camera. And I think they’re only a few bucks…so it’s not like it’ll cost you much.
    But it would also take away from those fun stories.

  2. LOL!!! This is a great story!! I am with Rik, you need to put a string on it. Moving to Idaho is a big move and what if he decides to roll away on your honeymoon? You need to make sure he follows you to Idaho, no more getting lost!!

  3. You know, I really dislike those little things. Then the lens cap is dangling off and getting in your way! πŸ™‚ I know, I know, I really should get one, I just keep putting it off.

  4. What you need to do is get adhesive velcro. Put one side on the outside of your cap, and the onther side somewhere convenient, like your camera bag. Then just stick it there when it’s off. Et voila!

    As a side note, when I see the Eiffel Tower, I think of this trailer. The trailer looks so hokey! However, I’m just glad green smoke didn’t destroy it while you were there.

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