Pic of the week: the best camera is the one that’s with you

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

There are times when you are not sure whether you should take a camera with you or not, but nevertheless you just take it. And in some of these cases, magic happens.

Do you have any of these magic moments when you felt grateful to have a camera with you? Hit the ‘Leave a Comment’ link at the top of this post, we would love to her about them! 

Today’s Pic of the Week has a funny story behind it.

Already midway into our Peruvian trip in summer 2014, it was time to travel from Cusco to the Parque Nacional del Manu in the Amazonian rainforest, a 7-hour trip by van, boat, car and boat again that would take us to our next mind-blowing adventure in Perú (stay tuned for the next Pic of the Week!).

We left Cusco at around 4am and after two hours driving on the southern Interoceanic Highway, Abraham, our guide, proposed to have a stop to stretch our legs and answer the call of nature if needed. It was needed, so I stepped out and headed off-road…

If you’re curious and want to know more about this picture, stay with me and continue reading!

Golden hour at the Willkanuta range, Perú

Golden hour at the Willkanuta range, Perú

Sony SLT-A55V | DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3| ISO400 | 18mm | ƒ/3.5 | 1/320s

So, there I was at 6am on a quite cold morning and at an altitude of more than 4000m trying to find the most environmentally friendly natural toilet. Don’t ask me why but I took my DSLR with me in this quest. That’s commitment, wouldn’t you say?.

After the job was done (sorry for the details) I turned my head and the first thing I saw was this stunning view of the snow-caped Willkanuta range under the soft golden hour light and I snapped this picture right away, actually a bunch of them in continuous shutter mode to make sure I was not missing any detail.

Since then, I always take a camera with me even if it is just the one on my smartphone. Remember, the best camera is the one that’s with you, quoting the title of a 2009 book by the American photographer and director Chase Jarvis.

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