This trip was an experiment. For the first time ever while traveling, I left the dSLR at home and just took the iPhone. Lately, even when I bring the “big” camera along, I don’t use it. Or if I do use it, I don’t do anything with the photographs. I wanted to find out if I would miss having the “big” camera with me on a longer trip.
The verdict? Nope, I didn’t miss it. I didn’t miss carrying around the weight. And surprisingly, I didn’t miss the expectation that I was supposed to take a certain kind of picture that seems to stick in my head when I carry the dSLR. I just captured what caught my eye as we went along. I took a lot fewer photographs, and of very different things, than when I visited Chicago almost two years ago. Part of it is due to the equipment I didn’t carry, but part of it is due to my changing interests and eye. It all plays together.
Here are a few of the things that captured my interest as we walked around…
A different view, huh?