There is a saying among photographers that’s been uttered so many times that it’s become a cliche, more than a cliche even: “The best camera is the one that you have with you”. That utterance is most definitely true…it is after all tricky to shoot anything if you don’t have a picture-taking device on your person…but it’s also such a cliche that I tend not to say it…not much anyway.
However…these pictures are sort of proof that the saying is true…ish. I had about half a roll of medium format shots left on a roll I took during the Nerd Parade two weekends ago so I figured I’d bring the camera along to work. During a lunch break I took a stroll to the nearby Western Harbor area to see if I could shoot the last half of the roll. It turns out that yep, I could finish the roll…and the pictures turned out not half bad! It feels like I am beginning to get the hang of using my Russian tank of a camera at last (it’s only taken me 20 rolls or so…yep, I’m blond!).