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Live-Action SMF Shot

Live-Action Shot

I showed up early for my flight home tonight and the flight was delayed. Balance in the universe is maintained.

What are the odds that I would find someone I know in the SMF airport? You’re right — zero. But it didn’t stop me from trying.

In my search, I walked by a shop selling GoPro Hero cameras. It inspired me to live an action-filled life worthy of an “activity image capture” camera. Hence, the shot above.

Finally, a pro-tip for you: when taking self portraits in an airport, it’s probably best to cover the flashing indicator that suggests a countdown timer. Just sayin’…1

I hope your evening has been as action-filled relaxing as mine.


  1. No, I didn’t get to meet the TSA, but as I was sitting at the end of terminal B with my camera propped on the window sill facing the length of the terminal and blinking like crazy, I was wondering how long before I was tackled to the ground and hauled away. For all subsequent selfies, I put the camera a little lower and angled away from other people. No tackles! 

SMF Sunset

Across I5 from SMF

Heading to the airport after a couple of days in Folsom, I watched the sunset through the oleanders as I drove north out of Sacramento. The freeway turned west toward the airport and the Sacramento River, the light show playing dead ahead. Taking the airport exit, I turned left away from the airport, over the freeway, and pulled over to snap this shot.

Another successful detour. :-)

A View From 3E

After a month or so of not travelling, it’s back on the “road” again. Thanks to my trip to Taipei last year, I get the shorter TSA lines and can sit near the front of the plane. I’m not sure I like the front any better than the far back. Either gets you off the plane fairly quickly.

I had a window seat, but the weather was bleak most of the way. Rather than taking a bunch of pictures, I read a book.

Another View From 17E

Diamond Peak

This week I traveled to Folsom and back. I sat in seat 17E both ways.

Heading south, I took some pictures. Heading north, it was too dark so I talked to the Kiwi next sitting to me. Unfortunately, the engine noise was too loud for reasonable conversation so I retreated back to my book.

I discovered I need another camera. The last P&S quit not long ago because it got junk somewhere inside its lens.  I replaced it with a similar P&S we had sitting around. It takes good pictures — some of the time. Other times, it doesn’t focus, even when set in landscape mode. There’s no warning and it’s impossible to tell from its little screen. Melissa told me it was dropped on its lens and came apart. So I’m back to shopping for a camera.

My needs are simple:

  • Small enough to fit in my shirt pocket
  • Able to focus on infinity (landscape mode)
  • Cheap

Any recommendations?