Flying from Wichita to Dallas last week, my seat mate got up (he had the window seat) long enough for me to snap this photo with my Hipstamatic*.
I'm lovin' the way that the light bounces across the horizon in this picture.
I started carrying a camera (of course my iPhone has an incredible camera already built in) "almost" everywhere I go. It's a big one, a nice one, and one that I can continue growing in to as I learn more and more about this craft. I was at brunch with a colleague a few weeks back, and she asked me, "Why do you carry the 'big' camera as well as the one on your iPhone?"
I shared with her my theory: Because I carry this camera, I'm more likely to notice more of the details. I see new shots. I pause - and often stop - when I might normally just keep on walking. Oh, and a side-benefit I never saw coming: I find that the camera acts as a conversation starter with people around me.
In all, wearing a (albeit a little) hat as a photographer has enriched my life. I'm noticing more of the details...
*Yes, I did take a picture of the sunset with my Sony, as well.