The story of meeting an unexpected, reflective friend
A look back on where I was with photography 10 years ago
Never pass up a free trip!
I recently bought a new camera because I needed something high-quality and ultra-compact/lightweight. Too many times, I found myself lamenting that I had only the dismal quality of my phone to capture a truly remarkable sight. I’d occasionally grab my big camera when the clouds promised a colorful sunrise, but it was a heavy risk that didn’t always pay off. This little camera can now live in my backpack – I won’t notice the negligible weight – and I’ll no longer have to pretend my phone is simply a DSLR that hasn’t grown up yet.
Bonus! I’m taking a quick break from the Japan posts and throwing an extra one out this week. This is to talk about something near and dear to every Northwesterner’s heart: rain.
The Pacific Northwest has been pummeled by record rainfall this week, creating rivers in the streets and flooding in parking lots. The storms have been quite hazardous, and I hope for everyone’s safety. We are fortunate to live on a hill (though not so much to be in danger of landslides), and I work close enough to walk, so I can avoid the resulting traffic nightmare.