I believe she called it a 'building mug' and needed it Thursday afternoon for a weekend story/feature layout.
Sounded pretty simple, though getting it to her by 5 p.m. or so was going to be a stretch. I was in Rochester, NY at a medical appointment at noon when I committed to getting the photo. Rochester is several hours north - plus I had several stops to make on the way back home. When you get close to a Trader Joe's in central New York, you stop, no question about it.
|Building mug shot|
Slick, I thought. I'll shoot and send the photos from right on the spot - no need to roll all the way home.
I took three quick shots on the iPhone, cropped them and sent them. Well, I thought I sent them. If you have an iPhone you are familiar with that clever whooshing sound when a photo heads off through the ether. All three whooshed great.
Except when I went to call the editor to confirm they had arrived, I discovered I didn't have a cell signal down there in the little town of Monterey hollow - whoosh or no whoosh.
|Phone takes great photos, in rain or shine|
Assignment completed. Editor happy. Photographer to get paid.