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“You can never go back.” So the saying goes.
Today I dusted off an old camera I haven’t used in years — the Nikon D70.
The D70 was the first DSLR I ever owned, and it’s the only camera I never subsequently sold.
I’ve carried it through the streets of Toronto, in all sorts of weather.
We’ve also traveled together to New York City, Paris, and Athens.
A few of the people I’ve photographed with it are no longer with us.
But I was reminded today that, indeed, you can never go back.
This is a candid shot, taken just moments after the original Cafe Reading photograph (which, in contrast to this one, was posed). I had just informed V that “I got the shot”, and she immediately relaxed and started to flip through the pages of a book.
So I photographed her, because I knew that this was the better image.
I don’t often set up photographs, but when I do I will wait (with camera in hand) for the moment that follows, because what follows is usually better than any idea I can dream up.
(Technical: Taken on a rainy morning, with the soft light working its magic.)
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