Sunday, September 20, 2009

Photo Ready

Fall is definitely not far off here in CT!! It is 44 degrees outside and lovely! I can't wait for days where I wear jeans and a light sweater! I am going to miss my beloved flip-flops, but I love cuddling in blankets and wearing my snazzy shoes. Some of which I have owned more than a year and have yet to wear! MUST remedy that! Sleeping when it is cold outside is the best! Sure the first few minutes you are shivering, more so in the winter months, but after a few minutes you are in a coccoon of warmth! Such a great sleep you get! Can't wait for the fall season to really be upon us!!

Well my father has decided he is not bringing his laptop to...the Midwest. And I was counting on this. Everyday I could transfer the pictures I took from that day onto the computer, erase them from my camera and start fresh the next day. I am the only person bringing a camera (well 2) and so I have been kind of appointed the photographer. So this was a huge deal to me. My Nikon, I have 2 4gb cards, but the more video you take, the less pictures you can take. And we may want a binch of video footage. And my Kodak card is small, only 22 minutes of video or 100 photos. Not both! A lot of my blog friends know what I am going to be wanting to take pictures of and how important that is, etc. So I started freaking out! So before Target closed I went down with my Mom to Target to look at memory cards. Only problem was, I had no idea if my Kodak was SDHC compatible. If it isn't, you can't get a card bigger than 2gb, and I wanted a 4 gb, to feel a sense of security. Like all of a sudden, we are at these relatives and the most awesome photo op appears and...oh sorry, my camera's are all full! No!!! So, we ended up asking the guy, if we get the model number can you find out for us? They HAVE computers. He is like "uhmmm...like, No. We don't have like a list of models and what goes with what...no....sorry". Thanks dude. You are SO helpful. Not. So we called Sandy, she not only could access the net, but we have the exact same Kodak, and she is uber-organized in the "keeping manuals in one place" category. So we found out we are SDHC compatible so I bought a 4gb card.

The only other option was to bring MY laptop, and that is just too much. Not only is every inch of my carry-on stuffed with heavy equipment already (dvd player, 2 cameras, dvd's, Ipod, headphones, Nintendo DS, etc) and weighs like 50 pounds, but the laptop would mean I was brining EVERY single expensive item I own! And what happenes if something happenes to it? This is my laptop, where I go to blog and share my feelings and emotions and adventures! I would be so upset if it was damaged. I will be upset if any of my equipment gets damaged, but the laptop is THE most expensive item I own. And I seriously cannot live without it! I would go in withdrawal, and I could NOT afford to replace it at this point! I can't afford my phone anymore, so a new laptop? NO!

So hopefully, I am over prepared in the photo department, but I don't know. I LOVE to take pictures!! And this is a state I am not in like ever, so I might find things I want to take pictures of, just because.

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LadyStyx said...

I'm the same way with pictures too. The 4G card lasted a full 4 day trip to Tennessee with me snapping near constantly. However, I'm also the type to review the last dozen or so pix and pull out the ones that are obvious duds.

Kristina P. said...

It's still pretty warm here. I can't wait for the cooler weather!

Sheri said...

I love fall and winter! I can't wait too. Don't worry too much about the pictures now, with that 4GB card you should be good to go. :)

Joanne said...

Well have fun - and I have learned you can never have enough memory, for the camera too. My hubby can do 300 - 400 pictures during a one week vacation without blinking -- so memory card are us.

Brandi said...

I love fall here, but then the winter gets so cold! It's getting down into the 40s here at night, but the days are still quite warm.

I need a new camera desperately. I still have a 5 megapixal with a card that holds 150 pictures...

Tori_z said...

If you make sure to take your new card and your old one, you should be fine for photo space. You could always reeview photos each evening and remove any that are no good from the cameras anyway, which would free up a bit more space again.

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