Off to Paris this morning with my wife.  We never really had a honeymoon so this is it — after 23+ years of marriage.  We’re pretty excited about it.

This is NOT a photo trip.  Of course I’m taking the camera but only a bare minimum of gear.  None of my ‘L’ lenses are in my bag (going with the lighter options).  The tripod is going along just in case but I’m not carrying it with me everywhere.  I’ve got 32Gb worth of memory cards to last me a week — not taking a laptop to empty the cards.  I typically shoot in RAW format but I’ll make the switch to jpeg if I get short on space.  Bracketing for HDRs?  I’ll do a few but with limited card space I can’t go crazy.

Sometimes I have a brief panic about the fact that I’m going to Paris (and spending a day in London) and will not be making the most of the photo opportunities.  However, I quickly am reminded that my relationship with my wife is far-and-away the more important thing…and I’m fine with that.

See you in a week or two!

6 responses

  1. What a huge sacrifice and you are a good man for it! Your wife is blessed!

    Just remember, in this particular case it is not about quantity, but quality so get the best shots ever when you do take them! (no pressure – LOL!)

    Have a WONDERFUL time!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:20 am

  2. Good luck, and give Paris a shot (lol). But I totally get you that relationship goes before the photos.

    May 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

  3. have fun buddy!

    May 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm

  4. Miiiiiiikkkkkkeeeeeee, Come baaaaaaaaackk!!!!!! (Did you hear me yell?)

    OK, it’s time to come back to reality and post some pics. Seriously, I’ve missed them but hope you and your beautiful wife had the most wonderful time!

    Welcome home!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    • We had an incredible time for sure! Will try to post *something* soon — no time for anything related to photography since I’ve been back. I did take a bunch of pictures along the way and a few look reasonable.

      May 16, 2010 at 9:36 pm

  5. Martin, your pics are great. I had seen some before but I just went through them again — nice!

    May 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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