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Don’t leave home without the point & shoot


culver city

When I bought my new Canon DSLR at the end of last year I actually felt bad… like I was abandoning my old love, my trusty Olympus SP-350 point & shoot camera, for a newer, younger model. Well, this is Los Angeles, the land of Hollywood, where that kind of thing happens all the time. It was time to get over it and move on.

But I am glad to report this story has a happier ending.

As my Canon is about three times the size of the Olympus it is not so easy to throw it in my bag as I am running out the door. And often, when I am sure I won’t be needing the services of a camera, I think, oh you never know… I’ll just take the Olympus.

culver city

Today was one of those days. I had to rise from my sickbed to run some errands and put gas in the car. As the gasoline was pumping into the tank I happened to look up and was amazed at what I saw.

culver city

Ah, I wish I had my camera with me…. oh, yeah… I have the p&s in my bag. So I opened the car door, wrangled the camera out of the tote bag and started snapping away.

culver city

I am not a tree person and don’t have a clue what kind of blossoms these are…. I might take a stab at cherry but I am probably far off. But who cares? They don’t need a name. They are welcoming in spring in February.

I wonder how many people at the gas station or driving down the street even saw them. I am sure the other patrons waiting in line while I pranced around with my camera thought I was quite mad. Well, I am, and proud of it!

Thank you, Mother Nature for providing a wonderful moment at the gas station.

If you want to see them for yourselves they are blossoming away at the corner of Overland and Jefferson in Culver City, CA.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

7 thoughts on “Don’t leave home without the point & shoot

  1. Pingback: Cherry Blossom Trees in Culver City think they are living back east | One Good Life in Los Angeles

  2. Camera’s do not belong in a bag. Camera’s are to be carried, without the lenscap.

    I am always with my Canon 5D mk2 dslr.


  3. I did not know “sloppybuddhist” but I looked up her blog and found the comment… I have a lens cap story…. a friend and I were visiting Spain, he lost his lens cap in the first town… when we arrived in Seville we were walking along… my friend suddenly looked over his shoulder and there on a window ledge, out of sight, was a lens cap… it fit his camera perfectly…. I asked him why did he look back, he said he could not think of a reason except he felt the need to look over there… So maybe somebody in the first town found my friend’s lens cap and was able to use it for his/her camera!


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