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I'm very, very fortunate to have a friend like kare. She shared her disposable telephoto cameras with me and I was able to take pictures during the Skills Event on the beach the Saturday of the CFTC week-end.

These little suckers are amazing but damn tricky. They have a little switch that turns the imaging from 'regular' to 'telephoto' but there's no change in the viewfinder to let you see just what you're getting in 'telephoto' mode. But there's this reeeeeeally pale little square in the tiny viewfinder that you have to center your desired subject in. On a bright sunny day on South Beach in 103 degree sun, that tiny little square is virtually invisible.

Needless to say, I cut off more heads in one afternoon than the inventor of the guillotine did in his entire career.

But that said, bossymarmalade and glockgal say that the pictures are still worth sharing.

I'll spare you my blow by blow run down of my experience in South Beach since just about everybody who was there already has. I met some wonderful and interesting people. The week-end was exciting and disappointing and confusing and amazing and thrilling and an eye opener all at the same time.

This is the view I had from the very top row of the suspicious scaffolding also known as the bleachers.

We got this little postcard from the CKST people. Cool!

This is one of the only pictures I got by the pool before my 'camera incident'. I don't wanna talk about it Stephanie, thanks for bringing me the part. :o(

This is the other one.

The club where we had the priviledge of standing for five hours because they roped off the dance floor and any seats around said dance floor. *pbbbst!*

The rest are all skills and need no dumb commentary.

off to post 2nd set of 4


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Aug. 11th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, and you even stepped in water for that stupid club. ;)

Love ya hun! Those pics came out good. I hope mine do. :)
Aug. 11th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh my God! That's right. I completely forgot about the curb side pool. LOL!!! That's too funny.
Thanks for reminding me. I'll add it to my 'dialry'. :o)

Aug. 11th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Your welcome! :)

A great pic did come out of it. Where are the pics of us? I want to see some of those! Forget those dudes called nsync. ;)
Aug. 12th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
LOL I'm sending pics of you to you on Saturday.
I thought you might want the copies.
Aug. 13th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)
Awesome!! :)
Aug. 11th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)

Aug. 11th, 2004 10:32 pm (UTC)
I was startled to see those two pics come out. So, yes! *eeee!* CHRIS!!!
Aug. 12th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
I hate those stupid disposables. Mine are ... okay. lol I did have an easier time with the "telephoto square" because I was facing the sunlight, but it was still not as great as a regular camera. And I'm kicking myself for NOT having an extra roll of film at the game. Bleh! Anywho, your pictures turned out really well. Let me know how much to ship to ya for copies, even the crappy ones. :)
Aug. 12th, 2004 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad at least some came out for you. Like mine.

I feel so bad that the cameras were crap.

I know I know, it's not my fault, but still..ugh.
Aug. 12th, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
I feel so bad that the cameras were crap.

On the contrary sweetie!!!
They're disposables, I'm not expecting Ansel Adams quality out of them. They just took some getting used to s'all. I know how to use them for next summer! I've ordered a bunch more for us already! shuddup.

(There were so many digital cameras in plain sight all around me that I'm considering bringing mine. if there is a next year) ::shrug::

I think the 'no camera' policy at something like this is hogwash! Hogwash I say.
Aug. 12th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
oh I know..you know how many photos I have of JC's torso? *laugh* Not that I'm complaining but still!
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Aug. 12th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
hee! Yeah Benji and Joel! I was pretty lucky. A friend adores GC and couldn't make it so I tried to get some of the twins for her. Hope she likes them. *eee!* Chris..anywhere!
Aug. 12th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
Eeee!! Chris!!
Aug. 12th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC)
Aug. 15th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
hey I can see Chris and *coughdanielcough*
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