I checked the composition in the viewfinder; there were the stars, they always make me happy. I pressed the shutter and waited a few seconds for the photo to be taken. I was pleased with the result, I like seeing stars. Then it happened. I grabbed my tripod as the ground beneath my feet gave way and the camera and I came down to earth with a thud. I was seeing stars again. These ones I didn’t like so much! I misjudged the track in the dark, and found myself hanging on the side of a small embankment. Ouch! But my first thought was not about my safety,’ Oh No’ … I thought, in a slight panic, my camera, my new lens! Thankfully the trusty little beast is a tough bugger! The camera and lens that is, and we both survived with a few scratches.