On Photographic Idioms....

Ya know, I think that the best camera is the one you have with you. I feel like I've heard that somewhere before. Kidding aside, there's a truth to the statement that graced the cover of Chase Jarvis' book. However, I don't see this as a reason to shoot more with a mobile phone. I do the opposite. I try to take my main camera everywhere. Why? Because I hate regret. I am on the road a lot and in those miles I've seen and missed MANY photographic opportunities. The way I'm wired, shooting with a cell would be......regrettable. So I didn't shoot at all.

This brings us to today's image. While heading west on i94 today I noticed someone on an overpass skicking foam cups in the fence spelling some message. In the past I'd have lamented how that would have made a cool image. Today I just took the next exit, circled back, and got my shot.

Now, this image isn't high art. One could even argue that a modern mobile phone could have got a comparable image in skilled hands. I wouldn't disagree. Here's the deal; having my camera pushed me to go get the shot. A shot I'll never regret taking.

 Junction St. I94 overpass, Detroit.

Junction St. I94 overpass, Detroit.