Moments we didn’t have a camera or take the photo. I have plenty that I regret. I will share 3 stories of mine. I am also very camera shy; opposite of those who capture with reckless abandon. What about you?
I had two today and another I shared before.
A while back.
This morning, I should have taken a picture before returning the car. I only have one 2 hours later.
This afternoon, when I was walking Mr Shakes, I found a Chinese(?) man playing a very strange looking instrument. Looked like a gourd with a recorder on the other end. I heard the music from afar at the park not knowing where it was coming from. After circling the park, I found him behind the tennis courts and he was playing pentatonic music to his miniature dog. Gave him a thumbs up, thinking of how I could have shared the image with you all. But I had neither mobile phone nor camera with me.
All the time! In particular, any time I leave the city. One of the things I really enjoy capturing is rural decay, and I have almost none of it because when I head out into the country I’m normally on some mission or other.
@afre, as a side note, I read your post in my mobile’s Tiny Tiny RSS app and it didn’t show the embedded blocks from older posts as in the site, so I read it as a single text.
It reminded me Altman’s Short Cuts style.
I liked that.
Frequent sunset or other weather scenarios when driving home from work. Like many corporate environments, unapproved cameras are banned (I have an IR-converted A6500 for viewing LiDAR beam patterns, and in my previous job I was one of a small handful of people approved to use a Canon 7D for documenting display blemishes, but a personal camera is a no-no), and I prefer not to degrade my camera batteries by leaving them in the hot or freezing cold car. (I once killed a DJI Phantom 2 battery in only a month or so by forgetting to discharge it and forgetting to pull it out of my car… So I’m careful about leaving Lithium batteries in the car now.)
A couple of weeks ago, there was a guest performer at a friend’s weekly concert series that I really wanted to get a shot of. I’d just been emptying out my SD card to my laptop - I had forgotten to move it back to the camera.