Had to share this one.
So, yesterday, I'm checking my e-mail on the iPad, and I got an e-mail on my home account that I had a voice mail message. I was able, from my camp chair in front of my camper, to listen to a voice mail message left on my home answering machine from a doctor's office about an appointment the Mrs. had made that needed to be changed.
Naturally, I thought, I have to blog this.
So, using the same iPad - which I paid extra to get the 3G-enabled version, because Mama G. didn't raise any dummies - I banged out this blog post while sitting in that same camp chair watching my daughter ride her new bike all through the campground. Self, I thought, life is pretty damn sweet.
I've been InstaBooking a good deal of the trip, taking random shots from around the Cape as we recreate. It's partially because I want to make y'all jealous, and partially because it's a great permanent record of "What I Did On My Summer Vacation". All I have to do is flip through my Instagram uploads or my Facebook posts to relive my vacation - I can even pull everything from this week into an album, saved forever.
I remember back when you'd get a couple rolls of film for the Kodak Instamatic, and you'd get those developed at FotoMat. After a week or so, you'd get the happy fun pouch of joy containing your 48 pictures (and the negatives, in case the urge to suddenly build a darkroom and make copies ever struck, I suppose). Usually, there'd be about three or four really good pictures out of the group, a couple dozen mediocre ones, and five or six that made you scratch your head and wonder what you were trying to accomplish.
We took a Canal Cruise yesterday. I took over 400 pictures of both sides of the canal. It would have cost me a small fortune just to *buy* the film, let alone develop it - we gave TheBoy two disposable cameras to take with him to Boy Scout camp, and it was $22 to develop 54 pictures! I can go back through the pictures I took and simply delete those that didn't work - although thanks to the viewscreen on the Nikon, most of those are deleted as they happen.
Technologically, this is the greatest time to be a photojournalist. Expect a bunch of photoblog posts next week when I get home and can process all these pictures. Right now I'm over 800 pictures in three days; I expect to top nearly 2K when all is said and done - and these will fit on one memory card.
There are times when I really like living in the future.
That is all.
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