Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A SMILE FOR WEDNESDAYS -- Can we play too?

24 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

During their four weeks break from school work, my girls spent an overly large proportion of their time playing video games. My youngest daughter bought Harvest Moon for the Gameboy (I don’t know why, she already had it for Nintendo, but whatever, it’s her birthday money.) She played it from the time she woke up in the mornings, and would fall asleep with it in her hands in the evenings. This happened several days in a row. On this day, I had called her to do one of her chores. She left the game on the dresser next to her aquarium full of toads and frogs. She had the volume high, and the music was playing. I searched out the music I heard, and found that the critters in the aquarium were equally as curious as I was. They sat there looking at the Gameboy for 15 minutes. As you can see from the length of this exposure, they were captivated.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 3 seconds
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm zoom lens at 45
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

9:11 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

I like this, at first it looks like a pointless photo, but it has a casual lazy feel to it, I like.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is such a neat picture. Great story behind it too.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Cool! Thats a lovely story!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

You daughter sounds like my youngest boy LOL I told him when school starts he will be restricted to the time he spends on the computer and video games LOL

hehe cute capture!

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

At first I thought they were staring down their lunch; the cricket(?) in the tank.

Very cute shot.

12:15 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

It does make me smile...nice stuff...8/10

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely story and a superb shot!

1:53 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

You didn't tell me about this side to your family....how many is that...with these?..:) Phil

2:58 PM  
Blogger Still said...

They seems to be very curious guy...:-)

3:20 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

They are probably wondering when the annoying sound will end. I can't stand listening to the music and noise from gameboys. Especially when I'm driving:)

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Delightful picture, Micki! :-) I wonder if they wanted to play "Frogger"? Nah, probably to violent and close to home for them.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting for sure.
Astrobeck

4:59 PM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

Highly amusing little tale and shot once you realise what is going on.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

hehe amusing. Strange choice of pets too!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

The story with the photo did make me smile. It also brought back memories of my kids when they received their first Nintendo after many years of begging for one... we finally gave in to the pressure! That little frog behind the water bowl looks so cute and very curious. Cheers... Chris

7:25 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

I wonder what they are thinking in that aquarium. They must have frog-thoughts of some kind . . they do look content but frogs always do!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Micky now a gardener.. I love this photo!
I can feel the mood in your home looking at it... you have a little "naturegirl" in training!I'll have to play some tunes for my frogs in the pond.:)

10:52 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Crickets and frogs like a good dance party too! :o)

Nice shot and story.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

:D How funny!

Loved Paul's comment...Frogger...hehe.

Oh, and, my younger sister has a silver one of these Gameboy things. Believe me, I know the type that can't stop playing them. :) She's even taken it in the shower!?! Quite a risk there, I think. :)

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Your comments do make the image come to life. Makes me smile, now go ban your daughter from playing soo munch video game. You should ration it it 1 hour each day and if they don't like it, send em over to wicked horrible Suby to sort em out :)

SUby

5:15 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Nice story :) Nice shot too !

6:06 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

When video games pique the interest of amphibians, you know the game developers must be on to something...

I'll be chuckling all day thinking about that little peeker behind the dish!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

You have eyes to catch all the extraordinary one that happen in the life, I congratulate to you.

7:30 AM  

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