Always Have a Camera With You

Earlier this week I took a quick drive to downtown Olympia to pick up some coffee from our favorite coffee shop.  I hadn’t planned on doing any photography while on this errand, but I threw the camera bag in anyway.  I’m so glad I did.

It was a nice day and I decided to check out a little park on West Bay Drive on the way home.  I planned to just check the view form the waterfront, but instead noticed some amazing flowers in the grass.  I quickly grabbed my camera and fired off a couple shots with my Nikon 28-300mm lens, but then changed to my new wide angle Tokina 11-16mm and lay down on the sidewalk to get a few bug’s eye view shots.  Had I not thrown the camera in, I would have left there empty handed, but instead I came home with some pretty neat shots.

I heard Annie Leibovitz once say that the best camera is the one you have with you.  So even if all you have with you is  your camera phone, at least you can get a shot, but carrying your primary camera will prove to be more rewarding.  I love the little camera in my iPhone 4s, but it will never match the quality of images taken with my Nikon DSLR.  So go to a little extra trouble and throw in your good camera whenever you leave home.

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