Where is that SD card?
The new camera arrived! It’s been a long time coming, and now it was time to play. But I needed a storage card. Hm…let me see where I can find one.
I rummaged through drawers, camera bag, any place I thought one might be. The last time I remembered using one was transferring John’s schoolwork from a crippled computer to ne that worked (so he could finish his assignment). We even used them to mail pictures to Granny before she passed. I know there are several in this house, why is it that a thing is never in its place when I need it?
A couple of Christmas’ ago, Scottie got a pocket camera. There’s bound to be an SD card in that. We last used it hiking during our Out West Adventure. I hoped I could put my hands on the camera…
Bingo! Out it came from the PowerShot and I placed it into the new Canon EOS body.
I’m just so excited to start using the new camera.
So this is what I saw on the unused camera’s LCD screen, pre-written on the SD card by a kid’s $50 camera. No kidding.
It’s Bob at TexasTweeties!! It was taken during his and Ann’s trip out here last October, and Bob is that person responsible for getting me more serious about birding and photography. How fitting is that? A moment, I feel, almost pre-destined to happen today.
I instantly smiled back at the LCD, and quietly thanked my son for having taken that shot so long ago.
Then I had another thought: What else is on this card that I don’t know about? As a mother, I should probably check these things more often than I do.
I do sometimes get a little irritated by a kids’ discovery-of-a-thing-gone-out-of-control. I recently had to turn off Apple’s photo sharing for the kids’ iPad, because they were doing more than their share of stop-motion films on it (there are four kids that engage in it). Hundreds of frames of photos, one shot at a time, several times a day.
The flood of little LEGO cities showing up on my phone was driving me crazy. Thank you, LEGO Movie.
So, click, click, and…click. Done, and done. No more photos. I hesitated only because that meant that any of the cutsie little single moments they created with the photo app would get the ax as well.
But the PowerShot is a one-shot camera. What other single shots are on that card, taken from a kid’s perspective?
Are they any good?
Should I save any of them?
Perhaps I should.
It appears we have a budding photographer in the house. Hey! I wonder what the sBird Pro (Scottie’s nickname) could do with a Canon long lens? Hm.