Kit's Photography Catastrophe - Photo Story
( In Kit's point of view)
It was a cool September day when I stood on the front steps of the house. With my camera in hand I observed my surroundings. "What a beautiful day" I said to myself.
Then I saw a grove of trees with grass and flowers, it was picture perfect!
I held up my camera, pushed the button to take the picture and.... Nothing happened.
"What?" I said looking at my camera.
I tried again but it still didn't work.
"Awe man! Why are you always giving me trouble."
"Well, I guess I'm not taking pictures today" I thought to myself.
I walked off the porch steps into the yard and noticed Janet taking pictures of her dog, Wishbone, with the new camera she had just bought.
"I bet Janet doesn't have these kinds of problems with her camera." I grumbled to myself as I walk over to Janet.
"Hey Janet," I said as I approached.
"Hi Kit!" Janet replied with a smile. "Are you taking pictures too?"
"I was, my camera's broken,"
"Oh no! can you fix it?" She asked me.
I looked at my camera, I really had no idea what was wrong with it. But I still replied, "Maybe?"
"I'm going to head in and help Maryellen with lunch, but maybe after we can look at your camera and see if we can fix it" She said placing her hand on my shoulder.
"Thanks Janet," I said. Me and Janet have always been best friends, and photography has always been something we both really enjoyed.
Janet started walking towards the house to help Maryellen with lunch when I yelled "Janet wait!"
Janet turned around as I set down my camera and ran over. "Hey Janet, uh do you think I could use your camera for a little while?"
"Uh, well... I guess so, just be careful with it," Janet said as she handed me her camera.
"Thanks!" I answered. Janet walked up the steps then asked "Kit, do you know how that camera works?"
"Of coarse I do!" I said quickly. "I've been using cameras for 14 years, I've got this.
"Wait, you've been using cameras since you were born? Kit that makes no-"
"Never mind," I said interrupting her. "I've got this, you go inside and help Maryellen with lunch. I'll take chili with lots of cheese and please tell Maryellen to go easy on the salt this time?"
"Nice try Kit, your getting ham sandwiches and carrot sticks like every one else," she said before she went inside.
"Rats," I thought to myself. Well at least I can take pictures now. Now lets see, where should I take pictures?
"Nope, not here,"
"No not here"
"Definitely not here"
"Ah ha! this is perfect!" I exclaimed.
I held up the camera the same way I did mine and found that there was no where to look through.
I can't ask Janet, that would be so embarrassing, I've got to figure this out.
Maybe I look through this thing on the front... Hmmm guess not.
After what felt like forever, I figured out where to look through. "Yes I did it!" I said happily.
I got ready to take the picture and decided that I should take the picture from higher up.
I looked around and a tall tree. "Yes! this is perfect!"
I climbed the tree as high as I could,
held out the camera to take a picture. Then realized that I had no idea how to get the camera to take the picture.
"Ugh seriously!? Why do you have to be so difficult to work!" I yelled at the camera as I started shaking it in my frustration.
Then it slipped out of my hand *cue gasps from the audience*
"NOOOO! I screamed as I raced down the tree.
I reached for the camera.
"Oh no," I sighed, there was a huge crack across the lens.
All I could do is cry, what was I going to tell Janet?. She trusted me with her camera, and I broke it. Then I herd someone walking towards me.
"Kit lunch is- Kit? Are you ok?
I turned my head away so Janet wouldn't see my tears. "No."
Janet leaned against the tree and asked me, "What's wrong?"
I put the camera on my lap. "Oh Janet, I'm so sorry! I was up in the tree and I wasn't being careful, I so so SO sorry." I cried.
"Oh Kit," Janet said sadly as she pushed a button which I'm guessing was the power button but I have no idea.
"I'm sorry Janet. I promise, I'll pay you back. I'll do chores until I have enough money so you can buy a new one.
Janet looked at me questionably, "You'll do chores? You hate chores."
"I know I do."
"But it cost $82 dollars."
"I've got this Janet."
So for the next few months I did every chore I could find, I did the laundry....
Correction, I attempted to do the laundry.
I made the beds.
"I've totally got this! 1...2..3.."
I even walked the dogs.
"1,2,3,4, and 5. Yep, I've got everyone.
"Now who's ready for a walk?!"
"NO! SIT! HEEL! STAY! HELP ME!
And a few months later I had $82 dollars! "Here you go Janet, I did it!
"Thank you Kit! It means a lot to me that you worked so hard so I could buy a new camera."
"Don't mention it," I said with a huge smile on my face.
"By the way, I fixed your camera!" Janet said handing me my camera.
"Holly guacamole! Thanks!"
"Well, I'm going to go buy my new camera, do you want to try it out when I get it?" Janet asked as she started walking out the door.
"Uh.. Well if it's all the same to you, I think I'll stick with my old camera.."
"I think if I try to get a new camera to work again I may go nuts!"
Have an awesome day everyone!