2012 Tulip Festival

2012 Tulip Festival
2012 Tulip Festival

Today, Rosa, Lemin, and I went to see the tulips at the Tulip Festival. The weather was great. We wondered around the Byward Market, taking photos in front of the flower displays. At one location, Lemin wanted to take a photo of Rosa and I so I handed her my camera. This turned out to be a bad idea. First, somehow she managed to hit the lens release button and rotate the lens trying to turn the zoom ring. I had a heart-stopping moment as I watched the expensive EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 come off the front of the camera. Luckily Lemin caught it before it fell.

I put the lens back on and she wanted to try again. She seemed to struggle with holding the camera in portrait mode. She said later that the camera is too heavy for her. Instead of zooming the lens out, she took a step backwards without looking and fell off the step behind her. She landed on her back and badly scratched her elbow and knee. We picked her up, dusted her off, and then slowly walked to the nearest Shoppers Drug Mart to get some bandages. It was another heart-stopping moment as she is 71 and could have broken something. We were very lucky that she was not hurt badly.

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