Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sky Watch Friday!

moving picture

It is probably wise that we do NOT get snap-happy, shooting photographs from behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle. Can we agree to that?

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...Unless of course, you just pulled up to a stop light and your spouse points and says, "Ooh, you should take a picture of that!"

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(Cue Indiana Jones theme music and begin slow motion.) I opened her (pwr) window with the left hand and unbuckled the camera bag with the right, simultaneously slinging it up onto my lap. I grabbed both zippers in the middle and pulled them back to the corners. As quickly as I lifted the lid from the camera bag, one fluid move reached in the bag, grabbing the camera firmly, pressing the power button with my thumb, and picked it up to aim it while the other hand removed the lens cap.

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(Stop music & slow motion) Let's go already, you digicam-a-saurus! This camera boots up so slow! Come on, come on, hurry before the light changes... YESSS! It's ready!!

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(Resume music) Presets all good, aim, click, off, zip-zip, clip... the camera is stowed away again. The light turns green, and I'm completely done and ready to drive. My Mrs. and I glance at each other. Yup... we're gooood! (Music continues as we drive away--into the sunset.)

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Big family reunion this weekend... I'll check back in when I get a chance.

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33 comments:

Carletta said...

Show off!!!
Point, shoot, AWESOME!

Have a wonderful family reunion - and stay safe.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wow, Craver VII; you are quick! And what a wonderful photo you got for your speed. Your wife has a good eye, and the Good Lord let the traffic stop long enough to get that shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What an understanding wife you have. Good choice!

fishing guy said...

Craver: I see things from the car that must be catured way to often. I confess, drive and snap, I've done it.

Petunia said...

Perfect timing!!!
Petunia's SWF

imac said...

Great post, love the photo and the trouble you went to get it.great story, can we have an action replay Craver.lol.


The Team thanks you for your post and making this venture a success.

Rose said...

You done good! I love it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Yeh, we do it often as well... drive-snap-drive-snap... hehehe... you did very very well with this photo!!
Mountain Retreat Photos
Fishing Fiesta

kjpweb said...

Funny, Indy!
Cheers, Klaus

For The People said...

As a Police Officer, I sure hope that you stop! LOL

AnneKa said...

Greate Sky Watch post.
Have a nice weekend, from AnneKa in Norway

CrazyCath said...

Excellent shot - well worth the Indiana Jones moment.

And if you look anything like Indiana Jones, or have a life like his, I'll be your leading lady ok? ;0)
(No offence Mrs. Craver)

Jeanne said...

Phew that's amazing quickness of hand. Great capture! New to SWF but I've been checking out what you all do for a while and it's very impressive.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i like this one.

babooshka said...

I love the narrative on the post, and as for the image, it would have been crimnal not to snap it, on that we should all agree.

NaNcY said...

niiiiice!

Louise said...

You ARE good. A beautiful sky pictures and no accidents to boot!

SandyCarlson said...

I am beginning to think you have special connections; you always capture heaven perfectly.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

LOL, Craver VII... thanks for your visit and crazy comment on my SWF post today. You don't know how hard I had to beg that guy to take off his shirt for the photo... not! LOL He worked all day without a shirt, but he did wear shorts!

Kim said...

What a fantastic shot, and I do the same thing, camera always ready like that. It's great when you have 6 way traffic lights. *sigh*

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Great clouds.

dot said...

You did good Craver! My husband gets very nervous when I'm driving and start to take a picture.

esnorway said...

nice shoot have great weekend

Sharon said...

Your spouse was right! That is one great picture! I'm glad you got it.

spaghettipie said...

Gorgeous shot, and I particularly loved all the sound effects that accompanied it. Happy family reunioning!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Delightful as always ....:O)

mommanator said...

what a pretty pic, heavenly! one could say

Ex-Shammickite said...

Whaddya mean...MOVING picture???
I waited for ages just staring at the screen but it didn't move at all!

becky voyles said...

Love the photo. I guess with the new "Batman" movie coming out, I immediately thought it looked like a bat! Your story was funny.

Rebicmel said...

Love the sky shot, reminds me of our Oklahoma skies.

Found ya via Galen's blog, you left him a comment that I thought was interesting lol so I came this way.

Have a great weekend you and your family

Andrea said...

Great capture. Have fun at your family reunion.

G-Man said...

CraverVII...Thanks for visiting my humble blog today...
Please don't listen to me about any book or movie reviews. We each have a different level of intolerance.
I paid money at the show to see that movie..What a Jip!!

You watch it and come tell me what you think OK?...G

Every Square Inch said...

Craver

All I can say is wow! The best shots are the ones where you're compelled to pull over and shoot...especially when your wife tells you to.