I left my memory card at home. Yes, I could have bought one. But then I thought about taking a little vacation from taking photos on vacation; you know, a real vacation. Without my camera it was glaringly obvious how much time we spend capturing the moment instead of living it.
And my phone is not a ‘smart phone’ so that was not an option. I was simply on real vacation. Maybe some of you remember the days when we bought rolls of film, contemplated which shot we wanted to chance taking, and then had to wait until it was developed, printed and picked up at the store to discover whether or not the photo was any good.
Photos like this would of course be kept because, it was the photo snapped of me with my grandparents. That was it. There wasn’t a better one where, say, we had bodies to go with our heads.
Here are a few photos from other people’s smart phones. Erin and Tim are so close to the Capitol that Matthias could just ride the bike over and meet up with us.
Between the Capitol and the Washington monument all of humanity spread out blankets, ate picnic dinners, checked their phones, listened to music, and waited for the sun to set.
This is as good as it got for fireworks shots with my not smart phone. So I quit and enjoyed the show.