Thursday, December 20, 2007

Recycled


I've been taking my new camera out for some lunch rides. But lunch is long enough for neither, much less both.

I wasted a perfectly good lunch ride yesterday taking some pretty stupid photos of buzzards and trees.

See, I carry the equipment in a backpack. If I see something I want to take a picture of, I have to stop, take off my gloves, open the backpack, determine which lens and filter to use, take a light meter reading, calculate exposures, focus, click, look at the picture in the review, recalculate exposure, click, change lenses, get frustrated because the buzzards aren't doing anything interesting anymore, wait for buzzards to do buzardy things, finally give up and pack up camera, put on backpack, put on gloves, clip in to bike and watch as all the buzzards spread their wings and do some weird buzzard bird dance with each other just as some light breaks through a cloud and shines perfectly on them.

I might have to go back to the camphone

13 Comments:

At 12:15 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger jen said...

I'm waay to retarded to shoot pics and ride at the same time. Different parts of the brain or something (which suggests rather misleadingly that I might actually have a brain.) I can only do the quicky happy-snapper thing on the bike.

At least with digital you don't have to feel bad about the film you wasted. I'm still reeling from how much I threw down for the Big Wednesday shots. l'ouch.

 
At 12:56 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger chatterbox said...

How 'bout something in between - a small higher quality digital that you can put in your jersey pocket and snap while riding?

 
At 2:47 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

you took all your camera equipment on the bike ride? umm...serious stuff...i like that picture...darn buzzards not being photographically cooperative

 
At 2:53 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

the pic in the post is a camphone pic from last week. The buzzard pics were lame. Just a bunch of buzzards sitting around in the grass.

I had a flat today, so didn't get to ride or take pics.

 
At 4:09 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger cyclingsloat said...

The pic in the post was from a cameraphone? That's one nice cameraphone. No need to lug that weight around. However, that extra weight would give you a bit more of a workout on those interval days in the hills.

 
At 4:30 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

hmm.

i used to do the same thing with my big giant camera and lenses.

finally i broke down and got a medium canon that i can fit in my jersey pocket that takes great pics.

i switch back and forth depending on how lazy i'm feeling.

 
At 4:36 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

I've done the point and shoot camera thing...but its annoying too. I use an Olympus 770 and it takes amazing photos for a point and shooter.

I just want it all, thats all. And I want the buzzards to dance for me too.

And yes, thats from a Camphone, a wee razor, but its been photo-chopped a bit.

 
At 5:53 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

can you strap it on or something?

probably not
and too geeky

 
At 6:14 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger jen said...

heh heh, she said strap it on. heh heh.

 
At 8:17 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger teamwelliver said...

I can't mix riding and the camera. The riding wouldn't happen.

I've been tour guiding all week and getting some sweet new photos, but haven't been on the bike once! Uh oh!

 
At 7:11 AM, December 21, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

take a light meter reading

definitely type A....

 
At 9:25 AM, December 21, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I've been thinking of getting a fancy camera, but after reading what it takes to make it work...yeah, probably not. Maybe just one skinny enough to fit in my jersey without stretching the pockets. Yeah, that's it...

 
At 3:08 PM, December 21, 2007, Blogger jen said...

Funny, Marscat :-)

What is this light meter you speak of?

 

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