How Not to Ruin a Digital Camera

Fountain©Chicago Tribune

I finally used a Canon underwater camera housing to take photos at the Crown Fountain. It was an idea that I have been considering for awhile, but was waiting for hot weather to get into the news.  Whenever I’ve been out at the park before, I’ve been relunctant to get into the thick of the action because splashing water + wild children + a $6500 digital camera = trip to the photo director’s office. But with the housing, my credentials (to show parents), and a spare change of clothes, I was the emboldened feature photographer. Of course, I couldn’t see a thing while taking pictures –  it was mostly all about strategic placement and blind faith.  An hour or so later, this was the best picture that emerged from the frenzy.