I try to live my life without regrets simply because I find the feeling unproductive and overwhelmingly negative. However the one thing I do almost every day that causes regret is taking pictures. I can’t remember how many times I’ve found myself in a situation where I was poorly equipped. A great scene with the kids, a beautiful sky, an inspiring sunset and… no camera.
Until a year ago, my cell phone featured a 1MP camera, so it was pretty much useless and I tended to carry my good digital camera around with me. Then I upgraded to a 3MP camera phone and started thinking it may be enough when I’m on the go. Honestly, it’s not. It does poorly in low light conditions and even worse when my kids squirm around.
Here’s a photo I took at SeaWorld San Diego a few months ago in the new sea turtle exhibit. The tank is absolutely gorgeous and makes you feel like you’re snorkeling among dozens of sea turtles. But when I tried to capture this lovely moment with my phone camera, all I got was this stinking picture. And now our SeaWorld passes are expired. Regret!