I have read that many professional photographers never go anywhere without a camera. There have been a number of times when I remember thinking to myself ‘If only I had brought my camera’. One day, last summer, I was running some errands and I came across this scene on a city street. It brought a smile to my face and I was sure glad that I had a point-and-shoot camera with me.
There is an amusing juxtaposition between the long kayak on top of the small Smart car. The kayak takes up most of the parking space.
For about six months now I have been using this great app on my iPhone4 for planning outdoor photography trips. It is called The Photographer’s Ephemeris and it allows you to figure out when and where the sun will rise and set when shooting landscape or urban images. You can also determine the time and direction of the moonrise and moonset. There are additional features like phases of the moon and % of illumination etc. The TPE for iOS has recently been updated with some improvements. Any outdoor photographer will find this brilliant app very useful.
Recently I experienced a great day of Spring skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb. We were blessed with a lot of snow in the Coast mountains this Winter and it has been the ski areas second snowiest season on record. There hasn’t been much use for these snowmaking machines. When I saw them at the bottom of the hill, partially sunken in the snow, and all in formation, they looked like an attacking army in one of the intergalactic battles in George Lucas’s the Clone Wars (Star Wars).