Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tools of The Trade
As the author of a blog, there are certain tools that make the blog flow smoothly. I am missing a priceless tool.
I consider pictures an essential part of a blog. I wish my pictures were better quality. I wish the person behind the camera understood more about the artistry of picture taking. Having written that, I am grateful I have a camera to take mediocre pictures....make that HAD a camera to take mediocre pictures.
Like Humpty Dumpty, my camera took a great fall, actually lots of great falls.
I am shocked my camera has lasted this long. My three kidlets get their hands on it quite a bit. It was never safe in their hands. I might get upset with this, except for the fact that the owner (me) is not always responsible about putting the camera out of little ones' reaches.
I find the camera in the oddest places: under beds, beneath couch cushions, in miscellaneous boxes, on the kitchen counter, in my purse, in a child's backpack, etc...
I am (was) always looking for it when I wanted to shoot some pictures with my sub par photographer's ability.
I want to tell you that the kids were the culprits behind the cameras mishaps, but alas this was not always the case. I dropped it as much as the kids. The camera's last breath came when I dropped the camera on the front porch cement. I can be pretty clumsy! It ended that camera's life.
Timing is everything. This timing was impeccably bad. It was on Buzz's birthday. I had just finished taking some pictures of the birthday boy when the unfortunate event occurred. So much for those pictures!
I turned the camera on later, only to see a cracked something or other, and the lens not registering any scene on the other side. CRAP!
My birthday is within one month's time. Until then I will regurgitate old pictures on file to use on on my posts.
I really wanted an Ipad for my birthday, but I'm almost sure I will get a camera!