I went to Europe for ten days at the end of August; the instigating purpose of the trip was personal, not vacation exactly, although pleasures were had. I had been enjoying work in the studio and it was hard to tear myself away! I use my camera as an alternate way to explore the patterns that I so enjoy making in my drawings and paintings. Strange reflected lights, bent shadows, signage, and accidental juxtapositions are always in my collection of images from which I select things to apply in my abstract compositions.
(My camera is a small, automatic Fuji Finepix F200 EXR which I bought in 2010 -- nothing fancy, but light and always at hand, in bag or pocket.)