3/21/2010

Camera 911

I had no sooner pulled into the Park 'n Fly lot and turned off the ignition, when the shuttle bus was right there behind me...waiting to help me on board and get me on my way to the airport. Wow! That's service! In fact, so efficient, that in my rush to not keep the shuttle waiting for me I jumped out of the car, grabbed my suitcase and leapt onto the coach. It wasn't until we were pulling up to the terminal that I realized that I had left my camera sitting on the front seat of the car...right where I'd put it so I'd be sure to see it and bring it along! Damn double damn. Some places I go to a camera isn't a requirement...but Canada Blooms? The largest landscaping and gardening trade show in Canada? It's pretty much mandatory in my books. Going back to the car to retrieve the camera wasn't an option, so that meant either buying a new camera  - tempting, but the
Canon SX110-IS is less than a year old, and 
I'm still pretty happy with it; or seeing if the camera
inside my Palm Pre is any good.
First shot, from the 10th floor of the hotel caught everything I was looking at, including the reflection in the window.
Second couple of shots captured lunch fairly well...
Tartine Maison...smoked turkey with brie and cranberry mayonnaise on a slice of baguette and frites...all good. Even better was the impression the waiter got
that I was a restaurant critic (because he saw me taking the picture),
so the service was exceptional!
I think this shot pretty much captures the window dressing...

A little explanatory sign labelled this scene as "Fashion Faux Pause" .
I  labelled it trying too hard to be trendy.
Now THIS designer got it right...

A river of tulips beside some sea urchins...


I'm not too sure what this designer was thinking -
may have to sit and think about it for awhile.

All in all, not bad for a tiny camera inside a little phone.
But...if I forget it again? It'll be new camera time!

14 comments:

Mary said...

Awww, Susan, Your blog takes me AWAY! I need to be here more often and catch up. Your Anticipation post made me smile.

Awesome. I would have joined you for lunch. The frites...mmmm.

Mary

Good to be a Queen said...

Oh No.....I'M sure you could kick yourself for leaving your camera....But looks like for palm is doing a great job...Have a great time, looks beautiful...

Kelly said...

...your little phone camera took some fab photos! Hahaha....loved your description of the last photo. Maybe someone returned your camera.

p.s. I totally recognize those Florida birds in your banner! Those Black Skimmers are just so cool!

jabblog said...

Sometimes flower and plant arrangements are just too contrived (okay, I'm just jealous -- my flower arranging skills are non-existent)
I laughed at the waiter's reaction. Good for you! Perhaps you'll be repeating the exercise . . .

Snail said...

Ya dun good with the little camera. Those tulips are a stunning pink.

I must try taking photos of meals, to see if I can get better service!

steviewren said...

Sounds like something I might do. Glad you had your phone. The trip sounds interesting. The food looks yummy....I think it's time for my lunch.

faye said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog..

Your photos are stunning whether you use the phone camera or the Canon..

Gotta love those Florida shots....
a little south of here.

Ruth said...

I am one hour down the highway from Canada Blooms and have never been there. I really have to make the trip sometime. Your pictures turned out very well.

Dave Lewis said...

And I though the Doodles was the only one that photographed her meals...

Lori Skoog said...

I love the photos! Am starving for that lunch, and think you have a lot of spunk! You have a beautiful blog.

Wolynski said...

Your little camera phone does a good job - just make sure that little lens is clean.

Always put your camera in a bag - always. So easy to forget them.

Lovely pictures.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

So sad that you forgot the camera. But you took nice shots from the small one!

Carolyn said...

Susan, these are great shots and from the looks of the snow you have Canada Blooms must have been wonderful. P.s.I am hoping that is an archive pic of snow in Ottawa area...I am heading there next week to see my grandson! Thanks for stopping by.
Smiles

Oz Girl said...

Oh my, I would be kicking myself too if I forgot my camera on a trip such as this! I love that last shot, very unique arrangement. :)