I like to take pictures. Anyone who has seen more than one of my posts can’t help but see that. Nowadays, with smartphones. everyone does. When I finally joined the smartphone generation, I took even more. ..
Now I love the smartphone for quick shots, or (sigh) yes selfies (at least when Michelle is in them at least they are cute)
They also come in handy for things that catch your eye as you pass quickly
But, I am still old school enough to use a camera. Mine is a Canon SX160IS
Editor’s Note: Actually it is Michelle’s but she lets me use it, A LOT.
It is a 16 megapixel SLR, 16x optical and 64x digital zoom. ( Insert Tim Allen grunts here!) Now I am no expert, nor do I want to be, but it takes pictures well enough to make people think I know what I am doing.
The downside is that to use it, it is just one more thing to carry. Sometimes, even though I know better, I frequently leave it at home. Invariably, that is the time I wished I had it! And even though I have said this time and time again, I now PLAN to carry it on future rides much more often.
The key, though, and sometimes this is hard for me, is to take the time to take the pictures. Sometimes its just too damn easy to get focused on the speed of the ride, or the destination. It is perfectly ok to stop for a minute or two, and snap the shot! I am trying to do this more.
So, even though these have been shared before. I thought I’d share a few of my recent
favorites taken from the back of the bike. Hope you enjoy!
So bottom line, no matter where or how you travel. Take the few minutes it takes to capture the moment. Maybe it will be just for you, or you will share with Facebook/Inatagram/Twitter. I will be willing to bet you will regret NOT doing so, much more than if you did! (Unless the snapshot is one of those selfies that are better left unposted!)