Empire State Building, NYC © Corrie M Avila
While I was taking photos in NYC last weekend, I was extra cautious and careful. Making sure I was aware of my surroundings, keeping my camera bag across my body rather than just on my shoulder, and watching for suspicious (aka creepers) looking people. But the reality is, you can be the queen (or king) of caution, but we truly are victims of circumstance. We can take as much care and caution in our surroundings as we are able to, but there will always be things beyond our control.
I believe in prayer, and it seems that in these days, that is the only things we have to hold on to. I pray for the victims of the shooting yesterday, that they recover fully and are able to manage and deal with this trauma. And I encourage you to not let tragedies such as this one stop you from going out and exploring. Sadly these things can happen everywhere. You do your best to be safe and cautious, and the rest you leave in God's hands.
Happy Shooting (and I do mean the photography kind)