I Should Always Carry my Camera

As I was leaving for work this morning (I was driving today, no bike commuting) I thought about taking my Nikon along with me. I decided not to – I’m not allowed to bring personal cameras into my work and I don’t like leaving my SLR out in the sun-heated car. As I reached the end of my block – the guy was out doing his Tai Chi between the ponds again and I’ve wanted to do some shots of him.

Later in the day, as I was leaving our writing group out at a Plano Starbucks, we could see giant thunderheads rearing up in East Texas. As the sun set, these clouds were stained flaming orange and became beautiful chunks of conflagration smeared across the crepuscular sky. I had to stop at the Richardson Library to drop off a couple tomes, and I walked around to the east side to look at the clouds beside the fountain – it was a beautiful sight.

Unfortunately, all I had was my Blackberry – with the world’s worst camera.

I need to figure out how I can take my Nikon with me on a routine basis. You never know what’s going to show up.

10 responses to “I Should Always Carry my Camera

  1. You are so right! It would be wonderful to be able to take the camera everywhere/whenever without the fear of it getting damaged or running out of battery/space on the memory stick. Will look forward to the pictures of the man doing tai chi. 🙂

  2. Beautiful shots! I know what you mean about carrying your camera, then worrying about it if you leave it in the car.

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  4. I just sold a ton of Nikon pro gear (taking a year off from photography) in favor of a Fuji X-Pro1 and Fuji x-10. I’m with you… I’ll never be without a camera again no matter the transportation. Thanks for the visit yesterday. Looking forward to following your blog.

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