Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Excuses Excuses

I have to tell you, nothing gets my blood boiling faster than someone who always makes excuses. I hear it daily at work. Some people will talk for hours about why they can’t do a job or explaining why a job shouldn’t be theirs when it wouldn’t have taken more than a few minutes to do the job in the first place. I get frustrated and end up simply doing the job myself. I know that is a bad thing to do but to tell the truth, I enjoy working and I hate complaining. I would rather do a little more work myself than have to listen to complaining. That may be why people complain. They know if they complain enough someone else will do the job.

Well it finally happened. My new digital camera died just like the first one. Whatever happened to quality control? I guess buying the cheapest one on the market wasn’t a good idea. I want to start taking more 35 mm pictures though so maybe this is the EXCUSE I needed. OOPs I am making excuses here and I really hate that. Does this mean I hate myself? I bet a shrink could have fun with this. I took some recently with this camera but they didn’t turn out well. My camera is a manual one and it will take great photos if you have the settings right. I started taking this roll a while back and forgot what type of film it was. I set the camera on 400 film but when I took the film out, I found out it was 200 film so the pictures are a little dark. Oh no, here I go with EXCUSES again. Let me just show you the pictures before I dig myself into a hole I can’t get out. Here they are. They are Mexican petunias, lemonade day lilies, lantana and Aztec sunflowers. If you like these pictures, check out my son's blog called Wadmalaw Gardens. Enjoy.

Have a wonderful day,


Lori said...

You have a knack for growing things. The flowers are so lovely! I especially like the name lemonade day lillies.

Sandy said...

Beautiful flowers! I have a favorite digital (Kodak Easyshare) that I have taken thousands of images with but loved it. It has a problem, I think its' worn out.

Then I got a new camera, some PC magazine rated it really top for its' price range and I just can't get use to it. I'm still trying.

Gosh I remember using my old
35 mm before the days of digital. It cost me a fortune.

Sandy said...

p.s.funny..because I just put up a post today about my old vs. new camera.

Jamie Dawn said...

You live in one of my favorite places on earth!! That and Savannah are like dreams come true. I often say I was born to be a southern belle. Our hope is to move to that part of the country some day.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
My family moved from CA to Arkansas three years ago, so we are making our way towards your neck of the woods.
I agree with you about complainers. No one wants to hang around with a complainer who is not willing to lift a finger to resolve the problem they are complaining about.
Nice photos.

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh never seen petunias like this - how lovely. So is the lantana but the sunflowers! Oh my! they are gorgeous.
I have day lilies that color too - what a neat name. Must be the weather - my batteries died tonight in the middle of a photo shoot :)

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Lori said...

Your flowers are lovely. I do know what you mean about people that complain about everything. I'm sure I do it myself at times but I really do try to see the bright side and I also love to work.

Good luck finding a new camera!

I'll have to head over to your son's blog.



Katherine Aucoin said...

I think your flowers are beautiful and I'm with you on complainers and people with excuses. Now reasons...that's a different story ;-)

happyone said...

I like the Aztec sunflowers!!

I love my Olympus camera! You can set it on automatic or use the many different settings. I just leave it on automatic and I'm very happy with the pictures. What's really nice about it is that it is very small and I carry it with me all the time.

Wanda said...

No excuses needed....The flowers are lovely.

But I agree....people who always make excuses ticks me off too.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

The graininess looks almost like a polaroid to me.....kinda neat.

Your film speed is the ISO setting, the higher the ISO the grainier the picture will become. 400 speed film is good when you anticipate taking photos in low light settings, but 200 would be an all-around good speed to use for general everyday photos. Let's say you're going to spend a day at the beach, you'll want to use 200 or 100 even for crisp clear photos.

If you've got any questions about camera settings, I'm you're guy....or gal I mean :o)

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