Saturday, May 8, 2010

If A Tree Falls In The Forest...

Just a little short post to prove I'm still alive.  It's nothing new, but it's been annoying me lately to see how many people go to concerts, sporting events, children's recitals...whatever...and then they witness the entire thing staring through their cameras.

If you neglect to document the event, does it mean you weren't really there?  Did you miss it?

Maybe it's a generational thing.  Maybe people have grown used to observing through the constraints of a lens and, somehow, it doesn't seem real to just watch it with your own two eyes. (Or maybe I'm starting to sound like Andy Rooney...and wouldn't that be a good reason to slam my head in a door?)

What about you guys?  Do you take a camera everywhere?  Do you document the whole thing?  Take a couple of pictures and put the damned thing away?

I usually forget my camera at home, remember there's one on my phone, pop off a couple of shots and then enjoy the show.


Random Michelle K said...

The answer is--it depends.

Some things I like viewing through the lens of a camera; other things I want to fully experience, so no camera.

Janiece said...

Typically I prefer to actually experience the event rather than document it. Although I do like to have photos of my friends and family.

vince said...

Like Michelle, it depends, although the point of bringing a camera when I do is usually to have some documentation of it to refresh my memory or because it involves friends and/or family. But I never let the camera detract from the enjoyment of it.

And it's good to see you back and healthier.