I just had to write this. A bit embarrassing but hopefully you, the reader, will find it helpful.
I’m still an new photographer and I make a lot mistakes. But mistakes can be learning experiences right? Here’s the story. I was driving home from a business trip and took a detour to a town called Jefferson.
I’d heard a lot about Jefferson, an east Texas town near the border of Louisiana. The topography is much more like Louisiana than Texas, swamps filled with cypress trees dripping spanish moss. Cotton and other goods were shipped from Jefferson via the Red River to the Mississippi River. Pre-civil war, Jefferson, was a major inland port and, a hub for culture and refinement in the area. The old historic area is composed of buildings from the 1800′s, many reported to be haunted.
So here I am in this charming, quaint town, it is early morning, not many people on the streets, all the trees and flowers are blooming and,,,, here comes the inspiration for this page. I don’t have a camera. Well, I do but, the battery is dead. And it’s Sunday and, it’s Jefferson, population about 2,000. No chance of finding a battery on an early Sunday morning for a five years old, Olympus point and shoot. I didn’t take my DSLR because the trip was business, just a quick overnight trip. I didn’t think I’d need it. Stupid.
You get it right? If travel photography is a hobby or passion, always have an extra battery and, I’d add a couple of memory cards. Depending on how much you plan to shoot maybe several, large memory cards. And don’t forget your camera. You never know when the travel bug is going to bite. Since I’m not your mother maybe you will listen?