It (almost) Never Fails - Soft Rant

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  1. mrodgers

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    Not exactly a "forgot the camera" story for me as I don't ever take the camera to work....

    All around me is fields, usually grown for hay along with some corn here and there. I get home one evening to see they raked up the hay beside my house and baled it in large round bales. I thought about trying to frame something with the field of hay bales, but didn't. Nothing spectacular popped out at me.

    Next morning, I am leaving for work and down the road from me I see they cut, raked, and baled another field. This time, I've got the morning sun popping up and lighting it beautifully. As I said, I don't ever take the camera to work, so I didn't exactly forget it.

    Usually, they leave the bales for quite a few days. But the next day after seeing how the morning sun lit up the bales the day before, I take the camera with me to work. As I round the corner, the field is up ahead. The early morning sun is absolutely stunning. Some cloud cover is causing visible rays to shine down onto the hay field. I'm all excited as I get closer, I start to slow down while reaching for the camera and....... they gathered up all the haybales the evening before and there was NONE there!

    I didn't forget the camera, someone stole my freakin haybales!


     
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    One of the times I forgot to take my camera with me, when I got back to the car where I had parked it...

    the car and trunk had been broken in to. One of the many pleasures of living in Metro Atlanta..lol.

    If the camera had been with me that day I would have lost the entire camera bag, I'm sure.

    I always carry at least a P&S with me, don't always carry my expensive stuff with me.
     
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    happens quite often as I don't bring my camera with me anymore to/from work.

    I don't trust leaving it lay around a college campus and don't like the idea of leaving the camera in the trunk come winter.




    And some things are meant to only be a memory for the moment you say them.
     
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    I thought I was the only one who Over-reacted when a nice scene pops up.
    the 1 day I decided not to take my caera with me as It was forecast to be heavy rain (and my camera isn't weather sealed) I walked out my door at 7:20 AM, Walked up the hill near me, then across the football field there was Dry ice hovering mid air covering the field in a ghastly sort of scee and the moon to the right of it lit brightly even though the sky was a beautiful vibrant blue and to the left, the sun had peeked up ever so slightly, I slapped my self... it would have taken me about 5 mins to walk back and get my camera, but I'd be late for college, However did consider it...

    I believe in Murphys law, Only when your not ready for something, That something happens...

    E.g. not too long ago (last week?) I was deciding to leave my camera at home, Decided against it, and lost my lens cap and got my CPL filthy on the trip to college.

    The thing I am waiting for now is for the Scotland flag to be flying (its always drooping on the pole) with a nice blue sky with whispy clouds
    I have the scene visulasied, I pass the area everyday on the way to colleg,e, I dont care If im late for college, I would jump off the bus and grab the shot and walk to college from there (5 - 10 mins)
    Most my tutors are photographers anyway so they would probably understand :p
     
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    If I'm lucky enough to spot something before I get to it I hit the radio button to turn it off and the button to roll down the window before I get a stop. They do run from the window movement a lot.
     

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