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Photos you wish you had your DSLR for..best camera is always the one you left at home

 
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Jul 27, 2012 20:30 |  #1

"Your best camera is always the one you left at home". I heard this quote from somewhere recently--how true -_-

I SO wish I could have stopped and taken a picture of this gorgeous sunset. The wife was hungry and grumpy, so I didn't dare--but she was at least willing to take this and more shots with her camera phone (galaxy s2). Only 10 minutes before you could see wide bands of light coming out through the clouds like the Raisin Bran cereal box :P

It was painful to see this photo opp slip through my fingers. I would have loved to have had my ultra wide angle (didn't own it until a few days ago) and at very least my T1i, which I've been dying to upgrade -_-

This is Portland, OR on the Burnside Bridge, I believe. Photo has been untouched

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Jul 28, 2012 04:50 |  #2

hyogen wrote in post #14779612 (external link)
"Your best camera is always the one you left at home". I heard this quote from somewhere recently--how true -_-

I SO wish I could have stopped and taken a picture of this gorgeous sunset. The wife was hungry and grumpy, so I didn't dare--but she was at least willing to take this and more shots with her camera phone (galaxy s2). Only 10 minutes before you could see wide bands of light coming out through the clouds like the Raisin Bran cereal box :P

It was painful to see this photo opp slip through my fingers. I would have loved to have had my ultra wide angle (didn't own it until a few days ago) and at very least my T1i, which I've been dying to upgrade -_-

This is Portland, OR on the Burnside Bridge, I believe. Photo has been untouched
Please share your best pictures you wish you had your DSLR...or certain lens for.

sorry, no pics. But I predict in the future everyone will have a DSLR-like camera in a phone device. Maybe I will call it EOS-Mphone




  
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Jul 28, 2012 17:52 |  #3

Thats why I take my "camera du jour" with me - everytime I capture one of those rare
moments, it makes up for luggin' the thing around.
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Jul 28, 2012 18:02 |  #4

Shot this as a stormfront rolled in - the the sodium lamps flickering on caught my attention. :)


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Jul 28, 2012 18:03 |  #5

I usually do have my camera with me wherever I go, unless I know I'm not going to be interested in shooting.

Heck, I have a season pass to the local aquarium, and I still manage to get around 100 shots nearly every time I go. :D
But, in response to this thread, I mostly have cases where I *do* have my camera. I see this amazing shot. I put my camera up to my eye and then...

...realize that the lens I'm using isn't going to get what I want. Whether it be seeing this awesome water-powered Jet Pack guy in San Diego and having my 50mm prime instead of my 70-200 or seeing this great skyline outside the Getty center in Los Angeles and having nothing close to "wide" -- it's happened before. Or, just not having a flash handy. Or a memory card. DAMN.


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Jul 28, 2012 21:50 as a reply to  @ Paolo.Leviste's post |  #6

The most dramatic photo op I missed because of not having a camera was a couple of years ago. Heading home on my little motorscooter there was a crowd and a commotion on a bridge over a canal in the city.

The Lao police had trapped a bag snatcher in a drainage pipe. The guy finally surrendered. A policeman gave the guy a few good whacks around the ears while he knealt on the ground. He was then was frog marched to a police car with a couple of AK-47s stuck in his back.


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Jul 29, 2012 20:17 |  #7

I walk home from work most nights, at the moment towards the setting sun. I see all this great light, colour in the sky, fantastic clouds - put my head down and trudge on, to reach home after dark.


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Jul 29, 2012 20:41 |  #8

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I was on my way to the Mount Fuji area to go to the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland. Being a rollercoaster oriented park, I decided to leave my 60D at home because I didn't want to deal with it while riding roller coasters. Later did I find out that Fuji-Q has free lockers at every ride and they make you put all your belongings into them before going on the ride.

On the train ride there, I looked down to see this beautiful scene and thought about the fake tilt shift effect thread and snapped this picture with my iPhone 4s (which I actually lost on a train transfer. Luckily, being Japan, it was turned into the train station and I picked it up from the lost and found on my way back home). Wish I had my 60D to take the picture, but in hindsight, I might not have had the focal length I needed!

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Jul 29, 2012 21:19 |  #9

I saw a mermaid one time... I really wish I had it then.


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Jul 31, 2012 12:47 |  #10

touji wrote in post #14787726 (external link)
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I was on my way to the Mount Fuji area to go to the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland. Being a rollercoaster oriented park, I decided to leave my 60D at home because I didn't want to deal with it while riding roller coasters. Later did I find out that Fuji-Q has free lockers at every ride and they make you put all your belongings into them before going on the ride.

On the train ride there, I looked down to see this beautiful scene and thought about the fake tilt shift effect thread and snapped this picture with my iPhone 4s (which I actually lost on a train transfer. Luckily, being Japan, it was turned into the train station and I picked it up from the lost and found on my way back home). Wish I had my 60D to take the picture, but in hindsight, I might not have had the focal length I needed!

WOW, that is so pretty...it looks fake like a model! Glad you were able to recover your iphone and this picture :D


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Jul 31, 2012 20:02 |  #11

hyogen wrote in post #14795592 (external link)
WOW, that is so pretty...it looks fake like a model! Glad you were able to recover your iphone and this picture :D

Thanks for the comment! It was inspired by this thread: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=510128


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