Thursday, May 10, 2007

Life's equations

1a) Small person + worsted-weight yarn + surprise + relatives who read this = fast but not really bloggable knitting. I will try anyway.

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1b) Old camera that is not so good on the close-ups + attempted close-up shot = blur-o-rama.

Yarn = Manos Cotton Stria. It’s too bad I didn’t sign up for Project Spectrum, because the colours would have fit in perfectly!

2a) Drunk neighbours singing Bohemian Rhapsody across the parking lot on a warm night = slightly annoyed husband + closed window

2b) 2a + me singing along = irate husband

Not an equation, just an unrelated thought.
I went to a wedding last weekend and, as usual, brought the digital camera. I felt odd though about using it to take candid shots. It's true that I didn't have to worry about wasting film, since I could just delete the bad photos, but I spent so much time staring into the viewfinder that I ended up missing a lot of what was happening in real life. It made me feel really disconnected. Has anyone else ever noticed this feeling?

4 comments:

Devorah said...

This is why I've stopped videotaping my kids performances. I'd rather watch them live.

Theresa said...

That camera feeling is the reason I never really took photos until I got my digital camera. And even now, I tend to take a lot of posed shots. I'd rather live candidly than take the photos.

Debby said...

When I try to take photo or video of Chris' bike races, I never know until after the fact how he finished. One time I didn't even know he won!

Rachel said...

Imagining 2b really cracks me up.

I can sort of see what you mean about spending an experience looking through a viewfinder, but sometimes I find that actually makes me focus on details of the day or the event. I find I'm must more alert and actually taking more in. Or at least I've tricked myself into believing that.