Here is a random picture from September 2014. It was taken near our base at Sheep Mountain with the Glenn Hwy. under my wing. I was looking at this photo thinking how disconcerting it would be to stick my new Nikon D7100 DSLR out the window with one arm. I’m not even sure it would fit out the window. I love my little point and shoot $200 canon but I recently decided to take the plunge and purchase my first “real” camera. I kind of love it and I mostly hate it, but I’m intrigued. Looking at all the buttons on the DSLR makes me feel smart, but pressing the buttons immediately highlights my stupidity. I want to learn how to take great pictures with nice equipment and maybe even someday sell my photos, but for now I will walk the line between recklessly shoving my arm out the window of the plane with a pocket rocket, and trying to take an actual quality picture with a $1600 monstrosity.
Nick Cassara says
You have to use both…even the big guns have a “point and shoot” in the pocket!!!!!!!!!! I am waiting on fabric……. Happy Holidays! Enjoy, Nick
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Joe Bussard says
Matt, Nothing wrong with the photo. I know what it was. You got bored while on the way….Merry Christmas…Joe
Dorothy Grant says
Down here in the Lower 48, I’ve had the fun of befriending one of the best photographers in the gun industry. He’s got camera and lens setup like you would believe. However, any time we’re just going somewhere, he always takes a little pocket camera along. As he says, “The camera you have on you is worth far more than the gear left back in the studio.”
Love your pictures; they make me homesick in all the best ways.