I took this shot of a Lighthouse reflection, back in the good old days when all I had was a cheap point and shoot.
I love the quote from Chase Jarvis “The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You” – so true.
But really wished he’d added always wear decent shoes?
I happened to go past this lighthouse on the way home from dropping the kids off at school, and saw that the tide was out.
I knew the shot I wanted so jumped out of the car with camera in hand and …..wearing flip-flops…..
After getting onto the beach I then started to negotiate the algae seaweed covered. And yes extremely slippy rocks to get to the lighthouse.
Not to mention the huge puddles and sometimes small rivers I had to cross that had been left by the outgoing tide. Can’t complain though as one of them made the lovely reflection!
It was worth it when I got there! Because I then saw the lovely reflection.
I took a lot of different shots, but I think this is my favourite.
Then I realised I had to go back again!
Said flip-flops and feet were a little worse for wear when I got home – thankfully in one piece.
Moral of the story and point to remember – always take good walking shoes with the best camera that you have with you!
If you’re interested here’s some further reading.
Step 1: Check out Chase’s book of his iPhone photography – The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You
And then Step 2: Check out The Best Camera site
Step 3: Check out his Best Camera iPhone app on iTunes