Monday, October 22, 2007

Linda the Camera Whore (the proof!)

In response to the quiz in the following post (Are you a Camera Whore?) where you get to see if you have degenerated to the level of camera whore compared to Linda and I. Some readers have asked for specific pictures and proof. Since I am completely shameless in exposing my partner’s addiction, here is a few of Linda’s pics/enabling:

I REALLY can’t show you the pictures she took in a particularly forbidden place (question #7) because if you recognize them, then she is in trouble, so while we have them on our screen saver, we don’t tell anyone where they are from. Hey, I have my past, I volunteered in high school to take pictures of a dissection at Uni of California. I actually made them do three brain dissections from killing the mice to final cut just to get the shots right. The school escort came up and told me with an odd look, “I think you’ll make a great camera-person, you’re completely……heartless.”

Regarding #12 – the climbing thing, this is something Linda does regularly, and here, on our last bike trip a week ago, she decided to climb up on a garbage bin to see if she could get a better angle of me with the trees and the river, I made her give me the camera before she got back down.

Anyway, from the quiz below, #19 – taking a pic of your partner in disaster: here I am at the tip point for my chair, I went for a backhand for a ball behind me, I realized I was tipped too back and am now trying to lean forward to counter it but in another split second, I will be on the ground and flipped backward out of the wheelchair. Linda’s comment, “Things just look different behind the lens, you kinda forget that, ‘oh yeah, I guess I should go help her up.’”

The second pic is from the January 07 tournament when I first started getting sick. And I was REALLY sick here, so much that I don’t remember several points and in the end, I had to be held upright by my opponent to keep from slamming face first. We now think that I was unable to feel my own body temperature as well as having no regulator on oxygen (so oxygen deficient and overheating). Linda stripped me of all my epee competition wear, then, while my hands and my face are SIGNIFICANTLY different colours (and the competition was still going on), I am barely conscious, so she decided to take a picture?

And finally is the ultimate example of what Linda will do for a good (admittedly a GREAT picture). Yes, that is a real leopard. Yes he is awake and irritable. And no, I am NOT taking that picture (some guy used our camera), I am FAR away from large kitty, not the one virtually putting my fingers in its mouth (picture taken in far off land where they still let you do insanely dangerous things.....for a dollar).

8 comments:

Ruth said...

LMAO! Oh yes immediately take picture of person passed out on couch...Kodak moment! SNAP.

As for the pix of Linda with the tiger...I was at the aquarium with friends a few years ago. One told another to pose with an alligator and the younger one said "No, YOU do it. And it only counts if his mouth is open - that would be a good shot." Obviously she's in training. to be a camera whore....

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

Those are great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

cheryl gilson said...

Nice kitty...

Casdok said...

Super pictures! Keep it up!!

em said...

Wow. This is one fanaticism that I don't have. I don't like being behind the lens because I feel left out of what is happening around me.

It sounds like you guys were made for each other, at least on the camera whore scale.

The pics are great though the one where you are passed out is pretty scary.

KateJ said...

Oh well I only scored 4 or 5 so I don't count as a camera whore... sad. I certainly have more photos than MP3s on my computer... as I don't have any MP3s at all. Very sad.
Digital has made me very "promiscuous" in my photo-taking, though.
But keep at it, you and Linda, the picture taking I mean!

DaisyDeadhead said...

Beautiful kitty photo! :) LOVE IT!

Sara said...

Seriously, the picture with the leopard is totally hot. :) Go, Linda!