Entertaining Evening

by | May 31, 2011 | Stories & Expeditions | 3 comments

Have you ever been having so much fun that you forget to make sure you are not missing any of your photographic gear?

7166_Canon EOS 40D, 55 mm, 1-60 sec at f - 8.0, ISO 100

Last week, after a full, productive day helping the Wilkes family where I could on the new home they are building, it was suggested that we visit a nearby battlefield to conclude the day on a entertaining and relaxing note. With a large section of PVC pipe for a canon and ten tired minds to run wild with imagination, it is an understatement to say we had fun. 🙂

7227_Canon EOS 40D, 17 mm, 1-60 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 200

7285_Canon EOS 40D, 48 mm, 1-8 sec at f - 2.8, ISO 1600

7290_Canon EOS 40D, 17 mm, 1-4 sec at f - 2.8, ISO 1600

But when we all began piling into the car to return home, checking to make sure we had everything, I realized the lens cap to my camera was gone! It was pitch black, and I almost didn’t mention the fact, knowing it would be rather impossible to find it, but with as much energy as ever, it was decided that the search must be conducted.

Picture taken by Sarah Wilkes_7313_Canon EOS 40D, 21 mm, 0.3 sec at f - 2.8, ISO 3200

It took a lot of searching, but God allowed us to find it! Really, it was a miracle, considering all the places I had ran, crawled, and tumbled. But it was a good reminder to continue to be a good steward of the things God has allowed me to have!


  1. Chelsea N.

    I love those pictures, James. I especially love the last one that was taken in the dark. So cool! 🙂

  2. Sarah Wilkes

    Thank you James for coming out and being apart of our lives for several days. It truly was a joy having you here, and we look forward to seeing you all really soon!!!!!


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