Every now and then, you are somewhere without your camera and it happens. You are standing front of a perfect shot and all you have is….your phone. That is what happened with the photo above. It was a dark December evening in 2016. My daughter and I were downtown visiting the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse,

National Christmas Tree

watching Marine One do touch-and-go’s on the White House South Lawn,

Marine One Approaching South Lawn

strolling around the Korean War Memorial,

Korean War Memorial

chit chatting about life and then… I am standing in front of the Lincoln staring across the Reflecting Pool. All the sudden it dawns on me why we call it the Reflecting Pool. All the sudden it dawns on me that I decided not to bring my camera along with me. All the sudden I am filled with deep regret.

Did I learn my lesson? Probably not. But when you are in this situation, go ahead and do your best with what you have. Sometimes the phone will come through for you. At night, however, it is a real stretch.

“Pitch me outside, I will hit .400. Pitch me inside, and you will not find the ball.” – Roberto Clemente

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