My actual plans this afternoon did not include bringing my camera, as I had a pair of places to go in the City, and didn't want to be encumbered with camera equipment while I was traveling in and about. But then I had a change of heart as it occurred to me that the lighting I was seeking for a shot near here was only going to happen in the evening, and I was pretty certain I could get down to that spot before sundown even after taking care of business. Still it was predicted to rain and a cloud filled sky would ruin any chance to get that shot, but if I just brought my camera and my 16-85mm zoom, I could take some test shots for composition of what I figured to be a really nice shot once the lighting cooperated.
As I was putting together this mini lightweight kit, I grudgingly added my two other zooms, just in case - in case of what I did not know, but as it turns out it was a good thing as I could never have gotten most of these shots without my 70-300mm tagging along, because naturally I wanted to keep my distance and not get in anyone's way during this terrible life and death situation.
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