Monica  Thanks so much, Matt! I definitely bring too many lenses and just end up using two. This really helps.  Oct 14, 2008 ~ 10:04am
Matt Nicolosi  @ Shelley. Well, let's see if I can remember. For the city shots I used the 24-70mm f/2.8 and shot it wide open at 2.8 with a shutter speed of 1/8th of a second at ISO 400. I used a tripod for the horizontal image (while dodging traffic), and for the vertical image I just hand held the camera and leaned up against the back of the car. The "vottles" image was just window light using an 85mm f/1.4 shooting widen open at 1.4 at 1/1600 of a second at ISO 400.  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 5:59pm
Matt Nicolosi  @ Monica. I'm admittedly lazy when it comes to traveling. Most of the time I end up wishing I had brought more, but I don't like the hassle of taking stuff on a plane, especially if it doesn't all fit in my carry-on photography bag. Generally if I'm just traveling for leisure, I take a smaller Lowepro SlingShot 100 AW camera bag (,2034,4.htm). It fits the D3 with a lens on it, and usually one more large lens (but not the 70-200) and maybe a smaller lens and a flash (if I need it). Even then, I like to take days where I just walk around and do some personal photography, and by the end of the day, it feels heavy. The lenses I usually take include the 14-24mm f/2.8, the 24-70mm f/2.8 and sometimes either a 10mm fisheye (if I know I'm going some place that it could be cool to use) or more often a 60mm or 85mm f/1.4 if I know I might wanna grab some people images. HTH.  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 5:48pm
Monica  Matt, when you travel, what equipment do you normally take with you? On my recent vacation, it was kind of a pain to be carrying so much gear AND a toddler with all his stuff, especially through airport screening.  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 1:20pm
Shelley Rankin  Wow. Great imaeges. And I love those "vottles". great name. They look very contemporary and fun. Cool shot of the city line. Can you add your settings. I'm a geek!  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 12:35pm
Jason Drumm  Matt, great shots of Deep Ellum. While you're in Boston, you should check out the Boston Market (the real one, not the copycat named restaurant) - cool fun and lots of great photo opps.  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 5:27am
Molly W.  Lovely! I'm becoming a blog stalker, love your images.  Oct 13, 2008 ~ 5:12am