It was in September of 2016 when I visited Boston. This was my second trip to the historic city, though this time I was excited to have some more time to explore the location. It was part of a back to back work trip that had me in Casper, WY for a week and then off to Portsmouth, NH for a corporate services meeting with the company I worked for at the time. Rather than drive to Casper as I’d usually do, I opted to fly, knowing that I could stay with friends in Boston for the weekend before the meeting.
The stay in Casper was relatively status-quo, with long days and quiet nights at the hotel. Toward the end of the week, I came down with a heavy cold, functioning only because of the use of cold meds. The peak of the illness hit as I flew on a red-eye from Salt Lake to Boston, the worst plane experience I’ve ever had. I arrived at my friends place groggy and semi-functional. They were gracious and let me pass out for a few hours on their couch to recover.
That afternoon, we set out into the city. I pulled my camera out only to discover that I had left it on and depleted the battery, also I forgot to bring a spare battery. As a person who has shot Nikon DSLRs for the past 9 years, I’ve been spoiled by the fact that they just last forever on a charge, even when left on in a bag for days. Alas, this is not the case with my newer LUMIX G7, which with all it’s bells and whistles, doesn’t reach for the same mark. Now this isn’t really against the G7, just me not being prepared or used to a camera with this limitation. So it turns out the best camera is the one you have with you and has a charge, so I used my iPhone. Later that night, we went back to the apartment and I was able to swap batteries and get a couple shots off.
The next day, I got out to do some solo exploring, feeling much better and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can’t quite remember all the stops, but I did a lot of walking and sightseeing. While I didn’t quite take the usual amount of images, I’m happy with how the ones I took turned out. I’ll be throwing a more image oriented post up on the thirtyfivemedia site shortly about the G7 and travel photography.