Last night Mel said, I’d much rather be drinking a coke with Kris Kono than doing this ride. It made my eyes fill up. But only one of those options is open to us, so ride we will.
24 miles, 90 degrees
Concord and Carlisle
I had someone describe me the other day as someone who has beautiful lenses. The first 3 sentences of introduction of me to the table had to do with the cost of my gear. She did mention that I was talented, literally as an aside. “Of course, she is very talented.’ she said. ‘But she has these prime, you have prime lenses, right?…’ I was speechless.
I’ll tell you a secret. It’s not the gear. It’s the light.
The glass is important, believe me. There is a reason those lenses are so expensive. They can take you to the next level. But I see bad photographs every day and the problem is never the gear. It’s always the light.
Get good with the gear you have. Figure out how to take a good picture with a crappy camera. Otherwise you are wasting your money.
That won’t help raise my standing with jealous amateur photographers. But it’s true.