A couple of minutes before shooting this photo as I pulled my hand out of a pocket one of my original 2gb 5D compact flash cards that I have been carrying around for years casually dove out into lake Ontario. A flash of silver flashed in the corner of my eye and I heard a heart wrenching plop as something hit the water. I stood there for a minute, half contemplating jumping in after it but simply stood in silence and watched it flicker and shrink into the murky blue water. Years of use and memories crossing my mind as it disappeared right in front of my eyes, I sort of thought I would have all four of those cards forever. Now, it seems, I’m down to three.
That was the card I had been swapping into YoungDoo’s 5D MkII after my X-Pro had taken a fall a few days before in NYC. Luck was not exactly on my side during that trip but we made the best of it. Unfortunately we only had a short time to spend in Toronto where this photo was taken. In the short time we had a chance to wander it seemed like a pretty photogenic city. Plenty to draw from for inspiration up there and hopefully we will make our way back up before too long.