Left: I took this poorly composed photo on a recent trip to National Camera in Roseville because I wanted to show this device to friends so they could talk me out of the purchase… (Click on the image to view an enlargement.)
Sometimes silly things catch our eye. And we want them. Originally I wanted friends to talk me out of purchasing this dolly—Pico Dolly.
(Of course if the girls had still been alive I would have purchased it immediately and gone home right away to make videos.)
The more I showed it to people the more convinced I was that I should have it. Would use it. It's inexpensive ($40), but I don't want the house to be filled with inexpensive things that never get used.
Packing for a trip away to teach color theory was my focus. But now that I'm back I might have to start thinking about this again. (Brilliant display tactic to mount a fire engine red Pentax on the dolly and attract the eye—kudos. Obviously it was successful.)
Maybe after the Minnesota State Fair my thoughts will return to this little device. (It would be too crowded to take one there.)
Have you used one? Did you like it?
I should be focusing, but as I said, sometimes the eye just gets attracted, and then the brain follows. I'm happy just knowing there is a little device like this out there.