I could *kick* myself

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ms. Jaime, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime Guest

    I was sitting in the McDonald's this morning having
    breakfast after my youngest son and I went to his
    orientation interview. He is starting a program for kids with
    learning disabilities this Sept 10.

    Anyway I am sitting and mindlessly watching the traffic at the
    intersections of Mohawk and Upper Gage here in Hamilton Ontario from
    the window as I was sipping my tea and watched a brand new 2003
    gorgeous red
    ladder fire engine pull up to the intersection and it sat there in
    perfect and full for a couple minutes until the light changed.
    It was absolutely an amazing looking ladder truck.

    I was *kicking* myself that I did not have my camera with me!! It was
    the *perfect* opportunity to get a few shots of that beautiful fire
    engine through the window with the zoom lens.

    From now on that camera goes *everywhere* with me, even grocery
    shopping.

    Has anyone else here had similiar experiences when you did not have
    your camera with you and wished you did?
    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. I've been carrying my A40 in my briefcase ever since I got it, but that's
    not good enough since I don't carry the case with me all the time. And
    there's no way I'm gonna be wearing a fanny pack. And it's a bit bulky to
    carry in a pocket. Any suggestions?

    Juan
     
    Juan R. Pollo, Sep 3, 2003
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    Rich Guest

    I missed a family of 7 whales playing in the harbour for half an hour while
    I waited for my wife to get off work. Fun to watch anyway...

    The camera still doesn't go with me... to many other things to carry
    unfortunately.

    R.
     
    Rich, Sep 3, 2003
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    Quaoar Guest

    Obviously, your career is getting in the way!

    Q
     
    Quaoar, Sep 3, 2003
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    Rooker Guest

    I was *kicking* myself that I did not have my camera with me!! It was
    I carry my Olympus C-4000 with me pretty much everywhere. Working in
    DC there's always something "interesting". If I had my website up I'd
    put up the picture I took of a car that crashed THROUGH a bus stop
    about 30 feet in front of me. First I used the camera to beat myself
    in the chest until my heart re-started, then I took the pictures.


    Rooker
    "If it weren't for physics, and the cops, I'd be unstoppable!"
     
    Rooker, Sep 3, 2003
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    BLueCoBra Guest

    Usually I don't shoot through windows, but your point
    ....me neither, I hate taking the chance that your shot might not end up
    where you aimed... :p jk

    BLueCoBra
     
    BLueCoBra, Sep 3, 2003
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  7. Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime Guest

    True but having it with me does give me a better shot of getting these
    possible photo opportunities then not having it with me and right now
    I would rather prefer the positive then the negative. :)

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    Feel free to email it to me if you like. I'd love to see that.


    LOL. I know of a salvage place where you can buy a defibrillator very
    cheap...if they still have it there that is.

    I cannot guarentee it works however. :)

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    But isn't it a better thing to take the chance then miss it
    altogether? :)

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    A camera bag?

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    So would I. I suppose it depends how easy it is to carry. Mine's a
    compact so it isn't too bad (though it's a little heavy.) I couldn't
    imagine taking an SLR shopping :O)

    Paul. (Faces look ugly when you're alone)
     
    Paul Heslop, Sep 3, 2003
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    some1 Guest

    Yes, I have these moments all the time, and this is part of why the 1
    megapixel ancient digicam gets far more use than the film SLR, because
    the digicam cn fit in a large pocket or a purse, and the SLR, no way.
    -Chrys
     
    some1, Sep 3, 2003
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  13. Hmmm...I guess you would never carry a concealed weapon, either? Or wear a
    seat belt?

    Although in the 8 months I've been carrying mine around, the only
    interesting thing I've been able to snap was a dead 6-foot alligator by the
    side of the road. Ho hum.

    But just last night as I got home, I looked at the moon and saw a pair of
    jet trails cutting right across it. Strange scene. By the time I fumbled
    with the briefcase, found the camera, dropped my glasses & my keys and found
    a steady posture on the roof of the car, the trails were gone.

    Juan

    Or wear a seat belt
     
    Juan R. Pollo, Sep 3, 2003
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    badgerfish Guest

    If you think taking pictures of fire engines through reflective surfaces is
    your idea of exciting photography, maybe you should leave your camera at
    home.....
     
    badgerfish, Sep 3, 2003
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    Not Very Guest

    You could always try arson to get the fire engine to turn up. ;-)
     
    Not Very, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    Nah!! I might be a bit of an airhead at times but I am not *that*
    stupid. LOL.

    I was thinking of perhaps going to a local station and asking the
    guys if I could get some shots of the engines but I am way too shy to
    actually go about doing it.

    Oh well. :-/


    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    I saw a camera in the Radio Shack flyer called 'The Blink' and it is
    on sale this week for $69.00 CAD. Supposedly, according to the flyer
    it takes over 200 shots in one go....on one battery, so I went into RS
    yesterday to have a look at it and the thing is tinier then a half of
    the palm of one of my hands and I have very small hands.

    I just could not see how it could take so many shots.
    I am so tempted to buy it and try it out for fun.

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    Exactly!! I can remember visual images very *well* and
    for a long time myself like they happened moments ago
    but if I tried to draw them or describe them to someone else many
    things get lost in the translation.

    I've never been very good with words.



    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest



    Phallic symbol? Sort of like having the biggest remote control, eh?

    Knowing what one *can* find in Mr Used I will just bet they would have
    a stun gun in there too. The last time I was there I came across some
    military helmets right next to an old merry go round from McDonalds.

    The place is amazing if you want to look for junk...but bring a
    flashlight. You'll need it. :)

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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    Ms. Jaime Guest

    Mine is just under a pound which is not too bad so I can just wear it
    with the neckstrap or put it in whatever bag I happen to be carrying
    at the time.

    I've lugged heavier stuff around (including babies) so it is no big
    deal.

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 3, 2003
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