Friday's Fotos...

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Friday's Fotos...

     I keep pushing the limits of my "old clunker" camera body that has served me faithfully the past 5 years. Having rolled the odometer more times than I care to count, I keep pushing beyond it's design capacity, by relying on techniques I learned when film was king.
     As my prayers for a new body go unanswered due to less than stellar market conditions, I enlisted the help of a friend. Since he is a natural, maybe the "Man Upstairs" will listen...

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Comments (31)

Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

The camera seems to be doing quite well. Maybe at 100,000 shots it's just getting broken in.

Jul 30, 2010 02:19 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

OMG that gave me the shivvers and my body just quiverred looking at that and imagining that little guy on me!  LOL

Jul 30, 2010 02:20 AM
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Michael - I'm sure that technology is out there finding a way to take a better picture. But to me it's a lot like the new audio equipment they sell now. It really doesn't sound any better with music than the system I had 30 years ago. It just has more ways to distort it.

Jul 30, 2010 02:38 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Michael, I don't think there's anything wrong with your camera. This shot and yesterdays, rock. Have a great day!

Jul 30, 2010 02:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am just glad that the praying mantis never got the size of a  dog. They would rule the world!
Where do all the weeks go Michael?

Jul 30, 2010 03:01 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

We're with Connie, your shots are always superb, "old" camera or not.

Jul 30, 2010 03:20 AM
Dale Ganfield
Leland, NC

Hi Michael, great photo and story line.

Jul 30, 2010 04:12 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, that old camera is serving you very, very well!  So, did he bite you?

Jul 30, 2010 04:24 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Michael....Great shot!  I don't see that you're having any trouble with the old camera!

Jul 30, 2010 04:37 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

I agree with Carra, the old "clunker camera" just keeps on clunking.

Jul 30, 2010 09:58 AM
Robin Rogers
Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio, TX
CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser

That little bitty ol' praying mantis is so adorable! What a cool photo.

I love you super new look, too!



Jul 30, 2010 12:06 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

You are so funny Michael!  Here's to all of your prayers being answered!

Jul 30, 2010 12:44 PM
Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate

Thanks for the smile Michael ....  BTW, what happened to Superman?

Jul 30, 2010 02:35 PM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

I hope no one was bitten in the filming of this sequence.  Although you look now like you could bite someone.  LOL. 

Jul 30, 2010 02:56 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

O wow Michael, a baby Mantes how extraordinary :)

Jul 30, 2010 02:59 PM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Michael - You sure have a way with words - Don't you... LOL   looks like your camera is still doing a great job !  Maybe 2011 will deliver your new body.....

Jul 30, 2010 06:22 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Nikons are designed to last a long time. My old F film camera served me over 30 years until I went digital and didn't need it. :)


Jul 31, 2010 01:17 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Michael, great post, the story and the photo were very well matched!  Great photo!

Jul 31, 2010 06:57 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Michael, Very good photo of a -----What is it? Looks like a hybrid between a praying mantis and a mosquito. But some great detail.

Jul 31, 2010 10:35 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Very interesting photo Inspector Gadget!

VB ;-)

Aug 02, 2010 01:55 PM