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The Camera You Have With You

Turtles getting some sun. Taken with my Canon.

I packed β€œthe real camera” up last night and took it with me today. I have a DSLR and various lenses. I don’t have as much time to go out and play with it as I used to.

The Drowned World. Also taken with my Canon.

The pic above is a little bridge that used to be over a little creek. Hurricane Michael shook things up a bit, and now that little area is a small pond. It’s off the road but with a long lens and a quick stop, and I got it without too much trouble.

They say the best camera you have is the one you have with you, and that’s true.

Taken with my iPhone 12 Pro Max

The pic above was taken with my iPhone. Just a quick one-off. Lucky. I couldn’t have done that shot with my DSLR. Not in that moment.

I probably took twenty shots of the turtles. I took five to ten shots of the bridge.

The one of the cat, Geisel, was one shot.

Yep. The best camera you have is the one you have with you. Sometimes, most of the time, it isn’t about equipment. It’s just you capturing a moment. There are so many of us out here catching things no one else will see except for our pics.

Go Pro 8 Black. Lol. I nearly got run over for this one.

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I messed around in the shop today. I had the best of intentions. I was going to make some floating shelves for the bathroom.

I find that I don’t have the best equipment to do the job and so tomorrow I’ll be purchasing a small table saw. I’m a bit excited. It’s a new tool. I hate to part with the money, but…it’s a new tool. And Her Highness has given full approval for said purchase.

It’s not a ton of money. I still hate to part with it.

So today, I made a small pile of sawdust. And that’s okay.

I broke my own rule, and I should’ve had the right tool for the job.

Stay ready, and you don’t have to get ready.

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