Photographer Fail Confession

At the end of June, my siblings and I headed out to visit my parents, who were camping at Crescent Falls, for a day.

We had a great time exploring the area, playing in the river, and taking photos of the falls. I got some fun smooth water shots with my ND filters.

Here are a few of those shots:

Now, here's the fail confession part:

I haven't been able to find any of my filters since that trip. neither of my ND's, not my UV's, not my polarizers, nothing. I'm pretty sure that they are all together in a nice little home-sewn brown corduroy bag that I made for them. I don't know where they are, but they're not here.

I've checked every vehicle that we had out there, I've checked the trailer, I've checked every camera bag I own, I've checked every nook and cranny I can think of.

Based on an average price of $50, I've absentmindedly misplaced approximately $300 worth of gear.

The most embarrassing part is that I didn't even realize they were all gone until the end of our very last camping trip of the season, at the end of September, a mere 3 months later. I didn't have them on that September trip which sucked, but I thought they were sitting in a stack at home. The stack sitting at home was a set of coloured square filters.

So, I guess my photography tip for today is to keep track of your stuff better than I do?

Keep your gear organized.

I am a queen of disorganization. I'm trying to get better, but it's a struggle. Hopefully, this rather expensive lesson will help me keep better track of my gear in the future.