As as regular commentator recently wrote “…moan…moan…moan….” Yep. Bitch and moan. Moan and bitch. That’s me. But that’s photography too, isn’t it? I mean, if it wasn’t would you be here, reading this crap? No! You’d be out taking pictures and posting them to Flickr and receiving comments of adoration from folks all across the globe. Instead, you’re here commiserating with me, aren’t you? Yep.
Sure. We all (including me) have good moments with our cameras. But so far it’s mostly one long series of heartaches and pains. Money spent. Time spent. Blood, sweat and tears spent. And for what? Two…three…maybe five good pics out of a hundred?
Case in point: this evening I walked outside to my car, which was parked in the driveway of my grandmother’s house here in Wisconsin along beautiful Lake Michigan. As I reached my car door I noticed a nice sized and handsome rabbit sitting in the back yard. Just sitting there. Minding his own rabbit business. He didn’t move as I opened my door, but I stopped and thought “I should take a picture of this nice looking rabbit,” so I closed my car door (quietly) and moved away (slowly) and returned into the house to retrieve my camera, which was located near the door. I was gone….maybe….twenty seconds.
Upon returning to my car the rabbit was gone. But not completely. He had gone under the chain link fence and was now sitting in the back yard of the house directly behind my grandmother’s. So here I was, camera in hand, with a nice looking rabbit on the OTHER side of the fence.
But this time I had the last laugh…I shot some images anyway. So there. And when I get back home (sometime later this week) I will busy myself with transferring all the images I have been taking onto the computer and will post some to Flickr and any upload will include at least one image of a nice looking rabbit shot through a chain link fence, which will look totally and completely stupid.
Suddenly that bull semen extraction thing is really beginning to look like a good idea after all.