When I first saw someone using an iPad – for picture taking – at Bryce last October, I really didn’t think much of it. I didn’t think that it was something that would catch on, or at least not like using an iphone for photography.
I was wrong. I’ve seen a lot of it this trip, from Pensacola to San Antonio to Bryce Canyon (again). What I don’t understand is why people doing it don’t seem to be worried about dropping the danged things. I’ve never seen anybody using it with any kind of neck strap. They just hold them out in front of themselves and snap away. The woman using it here was standing at the edge of Bryce Canyon. If she’d let it go, it would have been gone. Forever.
Maybe they take great pictures. I don’t know. But to me it seems a bit on the awkward side. I saw a guy in San Antonio on the River Walk holding one out in front of him just like this woman is doing. And there were a zillion people all around him trying to get by. How hard would it be to knock the thing loose? I doubt they take falls to the pavement much better than cameras do.
Lots of people doing the “drive-by” kind of photography on this trip, too (again). We got behind a van this morning in Zion that would slow down periodically. As it did, a woman in the front passenger seat would extend herself out the window and start shooting. Sorry, but I don’t get it. It’s not like there’s no place to pull over and park and take your time. If you’re on vacation, what kind of hurry can you be in? What’s the rush?
Oh, as you can see, there was some snow at Bryce. Kind of pretty, really. Better than the slushy gray stuff back in western NY!