February 2016 I went to visit my grandmother who is very ill in the Dominican Republic. As I was packing before my trip I made sure to pack my Nikon FE2 as well as my Fujifilm XE-2! When I arrived at my grandmother's house, seeing in the condition that she was in, taking pictures was the last thing that was in my mind. Throughout my days I would care for her, bringing her food when needed and making sure she was drinking her medicine. My cousin would take me out of the house to get my mind off of things. As I was out, the photographer in me got me antsy when I saw something that looked interesting! As I looked around me there was something crucial that I always forgot to take with me when I would go out... you guessed it! My cameras. The only thing I had on me was my phone. So I shot away. I shot everything I saw interesting. One of the lessons I learned the most from this trip was that you don't need a fancy camera to take a beautiful shot. All you need are eyes and a camera. These images shown above were all taken with my phone and some slight editing. It's always good to go out and just shoot to get your mind off of things and that is exactly what I did. Enjoy!
Submitted by Jose Azcona