Taking a couple days off with my wife and am in Winslow, Arizona. (Yes, I plan to stand on the corner from the Eagle’s song) So that’s why this photography/art chat is a day late.

The quote comes from Henri Cartier-Bresson the wonderful captured-moment photographer. His thoughts are more easily put into play when you have a camera with you! How many times have you seen a spectacular image but not had a camera with you? I know it’s happened to me on more than one occasion (make that many) because my gear was too heavy to be constantly by my side so I let it behind. Not happening much anymore as I’ve moved to the micro 4/3rd’s format using the Lumix GH3 and Lumix GX7. These cameras are small and my entire shooting kit fits in a small pouch and a camera over my shoulder. Lovin’ it!

So now I’m catching images of fleeting light moments, mini sketches of composition and more that I don’t believe would be seen and picking up more work because I can show people some of my vision of a scene straight out of my camera.

Cartier-Bresson photo quote image“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never be scene.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

For those not familiar with the expression ‘busman’s holiday’ it comes from England when the gentlemen who drove the buses would then go on holiday taking those same buses. As a photographer when I go on holiday I take my camera and mke images to please myself, test camera’s capabilities and generally experiment with no thought of whether I am making a mistake. In fact I strive to make mistakes! Therein lies the greatest instruction… See my next post on some of the things I’ve photographed at the gorgeous La Posada Hotel in Winslow.