The Best Camera is…

…the one which isn’t at home when you see the perfect photo present itself along the side of the road.

I was reminded of that again last night. Me in car, heading home. Camera and tripod at home. Too bad. No photo this time, good buddy.

Would Ansel Adams have been caught unprepared like this? Of course not, he would have screeched to a halt with all 4 wheels locked, scrambled to set up the 8×10 view camera, chosen the exposure by putting the moon on zone VII and performing some math in his head, and made the shot with seconds to spare. With a large format view camera!

Next time, that camera will be right there with me.