Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Guadalupe Mountains

Well, again my "Add Image" icon is not working, and it doesn't even matter, because -- I don't know what I did, but none of the pictures I took today are on my camera card. We hiked 5 miles in Guadalupe Mt. National Park, and I took shots of the mountains, and cactus fruits, and wonderful gnarled old juniper trees perfectly framing the distant mountain peaks; the close-ups of the mule deer.... all gone. Whatever I did, they're gone. It's the first time I've hated digital. But they're gone.

Still, I saw them. I wanted my friends to see them too. I framed all the shots, took special care, in order to have just a photojournal blog of today's hike.

But I saw them. I don't have a record, but I saw them.

I don't know what I did wrong in my camera. But my human brain excels over the digital imitation, and I remember that I saw them.

And they were beautiful.

Trust me. Imagine.

1 comment:

Kewl Nitrox said...

Man, I hate it when that happens - technology letting us down.

Nowadays I actually go on holidays WITHOUT a camera. It works so much betta - no stress about "did the pictures turn out ok?", "was it too dark?", "was there a flash?", "did I use red eye reduction", "WHERE DID I LEAVE THAT CAMERA!?!?".... I have also learnt that it is usually the one or two candid shots with the kids that I treasure most, and those I can pester my travel companions for. :)