Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another missed opportunity

As I wrote before, even with a digital camera, with its auto focus and no worries about running out of film, I manage to miss some great opportunities to take a good shot. Well, add to the list of digital advantages that I forget about until it is too late - motion pictures.

A few weeks ago, we had a surprise snow storm with no wind. That is unheard of where we live. There is always wind. In our old house, we even had wind in the house when the TV stations said there would be no wind that day. So, snow with no wind was a story in itself. But this snow also had larger than usual flakes. So when you looked out the front window in our office, it looked like a snow globe. The snow fell straight down very slowly and you could see the individual flakes. It was beautiful. I'd never seen anything like it - and probably never will see anything like it in the future.

At least I had the presence of mind to take a few pictures of it (you'll need to click on the top picture to see it large enough to show the snow). But I should have taken a movie. It would have been great. It would have won awards. It would have been a top hit on YouTube and might have even made the evening news. Well, no, none of that would have happened. But I would have put it on this blog and would have enjoyed it myself. Now all I can do it look at these pictures and try to remember what it looked like. Maybe next time I'll think about taking a little video with my camera.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

It does look like a snowglobe.