Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Jun 21, 2016.
Vote on the poll - Do you think there will come a time when you stop taking photographs?
I expect to go on 'til they lay me out in a box...
Of course I may go dribbly and ga-ga before then...though that hasn't stopped me so far...
'No, I will carry on until I die' is the option that I voted for, although I don't think I'd have put it quite so dramatically myself.
You might as well have gone the whole way and made it say '"You can have my camera when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers"!
Isn't "No, I will carry on until I die" a bit of a silly option? Shouldn't it just be "No"? Everyone, I would guess, stops taking pictures when they die and some may be taking pictures as they go.
Of course, most people don't know when they will die - someone who voted "Yes" may be killed in a bizarre gardening accident, war-photographers take their lives in their hands whenever they go to work, and anyone of us might meet some psycho who objects to us taking pictures in the street...
Why would I stop?
I imagine I'll stop taking photographs the day someone hands me a camera and I no longer know what it's for. Or I'm dead. Whichever happens first.
What a cheery thought.
Like one of Spinal Tap's drummers?*
*Not to be confused with Angry Salad's 1998 album Bizarre Gardening Accident.
Is that the one that goes, "I fought the lawn, and the lawn won"?
Poor ol' Stumpy...
Mind you, if you Google 'bizarre gardening accident', it's amazing how many real one's there have been; few fatal though, fortunately.
When media paranoia wins...
Well, if my eyes give up on me..............
Well if the former happens, book yourself into my place (work) as we will do our very best to enable you to continue to carry on, with the help of the Auto I suspect...
Me I'm not sure, I've always taken photographs but until last september it really been happy snap photoing, but well at the moment I get glum on a day off and I can't go somewhere with my camera...
I work in specialist dementia care
When I retired from work aged 65 I also retired from the camera club after being a member for 45yrs......at that point I thought taking pictures was at an end too but no, I am still out and about with a camera and still loving every minute, they say losing interest in photography is like loosing interest in life......I will never go down that road ever...to-day I managed just six pictures of an r sole blocking my drive way with his vehical, I wanted to go out in my car, I enjoyed every one of those pictures, the guy quickly moved on...
I, on the other hand, am only 63 and really only started properly again a few years back when I took early retirement. Now I always have a camera in my jacket pocket (well, except for my pyjamas!) and today got a couple of quick pics of an Egyptian Goose family by the river and a house sparrow sheltering from the drizzle in a roof. much more fun than silly parkers.
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