I haven't been posting a lot lately, mainly because I haven't really been taking a lot of photos lately. Life gets busy; more work, new home, new expenses. You know how it is.
One perk is that I get sent to Europe now and again for work. Paris, specifically. I've posted a lot of Paris photos before, so I won't go into those again. But those have been times that I've gone myself, so I could geek out on being a camera nerd and walk around with gear and spend some time looking for a decisive moment.
Luckily this time around I had my wife with me. I find when I'm with my wife I'd rather spend more time with her rather than focusing on the camera... but this may be something I have been to conditioned to prefer over the course of the relationship.
But the point still stands! Rather than worry about DSLR lenses and bodies (and I had access to the latest and greatest on this trip), I stuck with the Canon S90. Something I can put in my pocket and not wear around my neck, something I'm not worried about breaking, something that takes wonderful quality photos in most situations. In short, something I can enjoy a day with my wife with and still get great results. No pressure to get a postcard shot. I can just relax and have fun.
Luckily on my last day, I managed to get the day off. Since I had been to Paris so often (it was my fourth time) I wanted to get out and see more of Europe. So I went to the touristy city of Bruge, Belgium. I hadn't even heard of the city until seeing the movie, In Bruges. A movie which calls the place a ****hole ever two minutes or so.
But I thought it looked nice, I wanted to go to a country I've never been before, and plus my wife and I are beer lovers and the Belgians make the best beer in the world (NOTE: the US also makes the best beer of the world, but it also makes the worst which brings down the overall average).
And so, a dreary, then pleasant afternoon of Bruges, beer, and my beloved.