Taking Moving Pictures
I am really good at taking pictures that are moving.
To the heart.
But I am not really good at taking moving pictures.
With a video camera.
This week, again, I messed up.
The lower grades Christmas program would be performed two times in one day.
That was good because I could attend the little program in the morning
and the highschooler's concert that evening.
And I would be able to video them both.
Or so I thought.
Because, after one half hour of painstakingly zooming and focusing and
doing my best to juggle my regular camera-because, oh yes,
I wanted those pictures, too.
I looked at the little video monitor
in my hand and guess what--
it was on stand by.
The whole time!
So I hurried and hit record and got the last 30 seconds of "Christmas on Candy Cane Lane."
And I sent that machine with miss h and her dad to the program that night and she did a great job videoing it, as far as I know.
And I was able to enjoy the high school concert and really watch and listen, because I was focused on the program-not on myself recording it.
It may have been one of the best high school choir concerts I've been to.
And for that, little green candy cane, mr j will take a bow.