Memories - October 23, 2005

The weekend was a wash. I had a lot of work to do on a web site. I was happy that the weather was supposed to be bad. And Jess is house/kid-sitting for a friend. So the plan last night was to stay home, finish the web site, and when that's done, with the bad weather, take a moment and respond to emails and comment on the photoblogs I like. Something I haven't done in too long.

But after I was done with the web site, something had happened. My internet connection was down. My cable TV was down also. It was a service outage in our area. No doubt due to the rain that had been pouring down since 6.

So I was done with the site and couldn't upload it. And also, I was unable to browse photoblogs. I was unable to send emails. I couldn't watch TV.

I made up my mind that I was going to at least attempt to get outside with my umbrella, tripod and camera and take a night shot or two. It was almost impossible to work that way, juggling an umbrella, a tripod and camera, trying to adjust the camera, looking through the viewfinder, holding the umbrella under my arm precariously, trying not to let the camera get wet.

I got about three shots, each one like pulling teeth, and I wasn't happy with any of them.

Not like I could have posted it anyway.

So this is a photo from my camping trip. Memories of a time when taking pictures seemed easier...



Although rain can be frustrating, we've been having a lot of it of late too, which is actually very good considering the drought we've been in, it does create a certain magic with light reflecting all over the place.

Maybe forget the tripod for a night, take a wander through China Town (if you have one) or something like that, all those lights reflecting off wet tarmac, shop windows, neons, rushing people.... leave the "engineer" at home and just snap away.... :-)

Posted by: Jeremy on October 27, 2005 10:06 AM