Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Feel Lost ...


Without my camera.

Since my camera got stolen on Tuesday I have felt completely lost.  Since August of 2009 my camera has pretty much been like another appendage to me. I have lugged it around with me everyday, snapping up to 200 photos a day (more on vacations).  

My camera has become a part of me.  I spend time trying to get the perfect shot, styling my food, trying to make it look just right.  This morning I still grabbed a pretty bowl for my oatmeal, and I made it look picture perfect.  I have gotten so used to thinking about how I present my food, that I cannot not think about it.

Since I started my blog my photography has evolved and grown with me.

I have gone from this crap photography:


To something a little more visually appetizing:


I have learned how to have a photographer's eye, always watching for those perfect candid moments that are even better than I could have planned:


My camera is a part of me, and I miss it.

We just put in our claim with the insurance company today, but I can't wait for them to get it figured out.  This weekend I am going to get my new camera.

What would you be lost without?


23 comments:

A CopyCat Cooks said...

I would be lost without my iPhone :( So sorry to hear of your bad luck. A camera makes a HUGE difference to the quality of the photos. I too need a new one.... I found one I like... Now to save save save....

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I was without my camera for a week, and it drove me crazy!

Laura said...

I hope the replacement shopping is quick and painless for you!

This might sound shallow... but I'd be lost without my blowdryer. Aboslutely LOST.

Amy said...

My computer/phone, which I was minus both of recently due to them breaking on the same day. With m husband 2200 miles away from me while I visit family it was hell. Finally got a new charger though. Still phoneless.

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I love my camera... I cannot imagine going a long period of time without it! I would probably by lost if I did not have my laptop. I am attached to it!!!

VeggieGirl said...

I'd be lost without Suave Slav.

Simply Life said...

Oh I'm with you and would definitely feel lost without the camera!

Kat said...

So sorry, hope you get a new one soon!! Id be lost without my phone!! At work I use it to check blogs, twitter, and emails. I would be so bored without it! haha

Kacy said...

You really do take beautiful photos. Hope you get your new one soon!

Kelly said...

I also LOVE my camera and would feel lost without it! I take it EVERYWHERE! At least it can be replaced, but it's still a big bummer :(

Hope they figure out the claim soon and get you all fixed up. So sorry to hear of the break in.

Hugs to you :)

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Awwww girl, I am sorry someone snatched a piece of you! What gorgeous photos!!

Hmmm I would be lost without my Mac....sigh. I would marry it if I could!

xxoo

Anne Marie said...

Ugh-what a bummer. I would be lost without my cell phone!

One Healthy Apple said...

You have beautiful photography, Jolene. I always enjoy your posts for the pictures.

I would probably be lost without my iPhone.

I hope you get your camera back soon and get back to taking those beautiful pictures!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You really do take beautiful pictures. I am glad you can replace the camera this weekend...

I would be lose without my phone and my laptop. And my iPod.

Biz said...

I am so sorry about the break in - that's awful!! But let's think - you are okay, it's just stuff that can be replaced.

Hugs and hooray for loud alarms!

bakingnbooks said...

Oh my gosh!! Are you serious - is theft and breaking in a serious issue there?!! That's so scary. I'm always scared someone is going to break in...when I'm here.

I'm so happy that neither of you were hurt at least - please keep that the main focus. I love these photos - and I would still read without your camera girl :) Do you plan on getting a new one now? I had to before Xmas when I dropped my old one :(...I hear ya on deductibles too - had an "innocent" fender bender a few weeks ago - and had to pay $500 just like that. So sad...that's money for rent, bills - a trip!

Adelle said...

I would be lost without my laptop. I had to go without it once when my cat dumped a vase of flowers on my old laptop. It was a sad time.

sophia said...

Oh dear. Oh no....Oh Jolene, I'm so sorry. I'm just catching up and I feel horrible for you...I'm glad the thief didn't steal anything else more precious though. I would totally feel lost without my camera too, or my Macbook, or cell phone.

(hugs) to you! Maybe it's time to get a better camera...treat yourself to one! you deserve it!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Baking and Books - no, theft and break ins are not a serious or common thing here ... just a random, back luck thing.

Yes, going to get a new camera this weekend.

Lisa said...

I'm a bit of a camera nut, too, so while I'm sorry you no longer have your old one, I'm excited to hear about which one you decide to go with. I think I'd be lost without my purse and all the life crap that goes into it - if there was a fire I'd grab my kid, my dogs and my bag (assuming Mr. Gonzo can get himself out the door, if not, I'd grab him, too). Happy camera shopping!

Adelle said...

Just ahd to CONGRATS on your recipe being featured on Oh She Glows!!!

Losing in the City said...

great photos above.. sorry that you're feeling lost without your camera.. for me i would feel lost without my cell phone/blackberry..

Deepti said...

Sorry to know, about your lost camera.. Great pictures though. For me i feel lost without my family.