You know, when I was in South Dakota I always carried my camera. There is somehting about that place that clarifies everything, and it was easy to see a shooting opportunity.

But here in Utah I find that it doesn't matter to me if I have a camera with me all the time. Sure, I've had to endure not having a camera while some very fine scene played out in front of me, but I learned why it happened, so maybe I'll be able to predict it a little better.

And without the camera, I got to enjoy it all the more. So now I just say, "that's really nice" and think to myself, "Velvia, 90mm, f/16, 1/4 sec.; yep, that's really nice."