Sunday, June 20, 2010

How not to take a photo.

Step one: Post Kanaha sail, find the perfect shady spot to relax and enjoy the Maui Race series.
Step two: As the action begins, turn on the camera only to be alerted that the memory card is full.
Step three: No prob...switch to second camera with gargantuan 16gb card.
Step four: Open up camera door to transfer card, only to find slot empty.
Step five: Curse my carelessness and chalk it up as a good lesson.

Step one: Pack Gopro, which I checked last week was fully charged, sealed and ready to go.
Step two: Due to previous days debacle, double check both cameras have working memory cards and fully charged batteries.
Step three: Arrive at 1000 Peaks, mount Gopro on paddle only to be told by know-it-all friend that the batteries are not fully charged and won't last long.
Step four: Dismiss friend observations, paddle out, ready camera for action and find batteries are dead.
Step five: Momentarily pout in disbelief at blank led screen.
Step five: Play for two glorious hours with needless extra weight on the paddle. Chalk it up to weight training and hope that all battery/memory card related wrinkles are now out of my system.

At least I managed one photo.


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

Don't you just hate know-it-all friends - was her name Meesh by any chance?

Sharon said...

Nope.....Meesh doesn't have a know-it-all bone in her body :-)

Lano said...

That puppy better get ready for some serious play time when we get in.....

Meesh said...

or Meesh just doesn't know shit! Hahaaa, especially true about cameras.
Ulli just told me Maliko was starring in the post, what a cute pic! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make it quite clear that I only thought of Meesh cos of the picture of Maliko. No malice intended.


Mchumbie said...

Great Father's Day picture for Ulli.