For those photographers out there who have your camera equipment insured, you might appreciate this little bit of economic redemption. Back in 2009 I took a remote river trip in Alaska’s arctic which turned out to be a magnificent venture on many counts, and it included some equipment casualties. My Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105 ended up swimming with me in the river one day, and although I quickly dried out, my little electronic friend did not. I did have it insured, but the deductible still hurts, not to mention the hassles involved in the replacement process. That’s why it made me smile when I made a recent photo sale to Alaska Magazine from that specific trip, for the exact amount of the deductible. Furthermore, it was taken with that 5D before it went swimming. Things don’t always turn out that way, but it feels good when they do. Thanks to Angus Rose for being a great model!