Amateur Mistake

It was just another morning drive to work, and the sun on the field pulled me to stop.


I was intent on capturing the light … and then I received the dreaded message “insufficient room” on the SD Card.


As I was frantically deleting photos, the sun went behind a cloud and I never did capture the light as well as I would have liked.


Amateur mistake! Β Thank goodness, that’s exactly what I am!


49 thoughts on “Amateur Mistake

  1. We all make mistakes Laurie so don’t feel so bad 😦 I still love the photos :D. When you finally take the plunge into DSLR land you are going to have to buy a high quality, high capacity, fast memory card so you shouldn’t have that problem again. That’s why I like the Nikons I have with the dual card slots. Just some food for thought, have a great day.

    • I’ve been reading about dual card slots … I need to prevent this mistake! You should have seen that field and the sun shining through those plants / weeds / grasses (whatever they may be called!) πŸ™‚

  2. LB, I love these images too! When I download I have a box to check that will automatically delete the images off the card. I never have a full card now, well, unless I am on vacation and then I have extras in my camera bag! πŸ˜‰

    BTW, that is a strange looking pipe. Any idea what it is? Love the colors!

    • Lynda, I really do need to do that, in fact, I’m not sure why I haven’t been doing that already!
      I was wondering what that pipe was as well as I was out there taking pics! I plan to ask the City Engineer and see what I can find out!

    • Oh, I’ve done that too. Alys!!! πŸ™‚ So glad I’m not alone!
      Whenever I take the card out now, I leave the “door” open so I physically have to close it in order to take a photo … so far, so good!
      Thanks so much for your comments!

      • I was doing that for awhile, too. Then Mike warned me off of doing that saying I risked breaking it. It’s one of those “you can’t win” scenarios.

        I saw the pic of your new camera. Don’t despair. You’ll be a new ‘old pro’ in no time.

  3. Live and learn hon! Or, if you are like me, live and forget, live and forget, live and forget, live and learn….. πŸ™‚ I now delete every time I download – but I don’t take as many as you. Is that peacock blue colour on the pipe thingy [technical term, sorry] for real? It is the most gorgeous hue – I want to paint with it. The light in the second photo is a scene from a fairyland …….. magic!!

    So,even though you did a ditzy thing [welcome to my world:-)] and forgot to purge the card you still captured magical images. Moral: Don’t worry, be happy!! πŸ™‚

    • Live and Forget!! Love it!
      I do think the key is to delete when I download! From now on πŸ™‚
      And I don’t know what the pipe thing is … I plan to ask the City Engineer and find out.

  4. As always, your photos are amazing. My pub was a former photographer for a newspaper. The motto was, you are not a real photographer until something goes seriously wrong, In those days, it was shooting something like a burning building not realizing you do not have film in the camera. Consider yourself a true photographer! xo LMA

  5. That happens with me and my battery. Silly me left one at Alys’s and US Post will not mail batteries so I just have to go back and get it πŸ˜‰ . I must get an extra before holidays though.

    I think what you’ve capture is really stunning anyways. Your middle shot is gorgeous, I can almost feel the morning sun on my face. I think I gravitate to it because it’s almost void of colour yet has so much depth. So many shades of just two colours…awesome. Have I ever told you my furniture is a light cream colour? Yes, it was complete madness considering we have black cats, LOL but I really go for a soft, light, bleached-out beachy look.

    • Thanks so much for assuring me that I am not the only one who does these kinds of things πŸ™‚
      I too love the middle one … something about that light!

  6. Wow, these are simply beautiful photos of cool winter light.
    I’m not sure what you missed, but these are great…….funny how we can get haunted by the shots we never took….they live on in our heads!
    I empty my camera religiously at the end of every day….onto a large external drive…that way it’s never too full for the next great shot πŸ™‚

    • You said it perfectly … they do haunt us. I drive by that same place every morning and the sunlight has not been the same since! But it will be …
      And yes, I need to empty the card. I do put the images on an external hard drive BUT I forget to delete the shots. Trying to do better!!

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  8. Oh this happens way too many times to me as well! lol πŸ™‚ How many SD cards do you have? Awesome photos, especially the second one, the colors look really interesting! πŸ˜€

    • I love those, too … and I went back to catch them with the new camera. If you find a moment, check out the post “Returning to the Scene of the Crime”

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