4.27.2015

hello murphy, i hate your law


we took a long walk today around one of our favorite ponds and with my shoulder feeling a bit needy and weak, i left my camera at home. of course this is where murphy's law always comes into play and if you're a photographer, you already know how the story goes…in fact you've personally written a few paragraphs yourself for the "once again,  i left our house without my camera" book.

watching a blue heron stalk its lunch in a pond is so exciting. watching that same heron catch three fish right in front of you, with the last fish being so huge you can almost hear the heron gulp as he swallows it…is well, fascinating.

so, i don't have any photos of the beautiful heron we saw today, but almost as good are these nature photos i took last week when we were on out driving on some bumpy and winding backroads enjoying a beautiful spring day. not.

oh well…at least today is ingrained in my memory…and next time, shoulder pain or not, my camera will be coming with me. hello camera backpack….why don't i use you for the workhorse you are and free you from the dark closet you're holed up in feeling unloved. ugh...smacking forehead.



ps…in my last post, what i saw was a boar's head…minus the apple usually stuffed in its mouth.

13 comments:

  1. I hate when that happens!! Of all the times to see a heron gulping down his dinner. Dang, girl.

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  2. Love these, at least there isn't snow in the pictures :) I almost always have my phone with me and the one time I don't have it is the day I could have taken five pictures with it.

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  3. OK now I see that boar's head. Oh yes, I do the same thing with the camera.
    Now I have a sweet little point and shoot that can fit in my pocket when I don't
    want to carry the weight. Love that old house and the heron story, I can imagine it.

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  4. I have felt that remorse so many times!! You think I would learn! But at least you got to see it and have the memory, and these shots are beautiful. LOVE that old house! I'm headed back to see the boar...

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  5. I'm always amazed at how you photographers can make dead or old things look so beautiful.... lovely!

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  6. I love the way you see:)
    thanks for being such a shiny heart,
    Jennifer

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  7. We have all been there done that, with my back issues now (oh the aging process) I have resorted to just taking my camera with one lens which is good but sometimes you might need that reach or that macro It has taught me to just appreciate what I see around me and if I don't get that perfect shot with the perfect lens that is ok, there is always another time. Beautiful images Beth, love that old house and the writing.

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  8. I'm not a photographer but oh yes I have had those days when the perfect image has presented itself but I didn't bring my camera with me. I now have a big shoulder bag into which it fits easily so I can always bring it, never mind the weight. I'm sorry about your shoulder, I hope it gets all better soon.

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  9. A photograph of the heart. Been there, done that, hate it. But there you have it. Rick reminds me often that I should just see and experience without the lens. He's right. And he's wrong. But oh, to watch that heron!

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  10. enjoyed your post, words and photos
    and yes, we all have regretted leaving our camera behind.....
    makes me want a good pocket camera for these sort of days... when a heavy camera is too much.

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  11. ah yes, camera remorse.. mine was a few days ago when i saw a pair of osprey in a nest and they were begging to have their photograph taken and alas, mine was in it's dark hole also! c'est la vie!

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  12. Lovely post. The blue herons must be amazing to watch. Yep, I forget my camera too from time to time. I feel perhaps it's the Universe's way of getting me to be immersed in the experience rather than so focused on taking the pictures.

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