I packed a Sigma 28-200 superzoom, a Canon EOS Elan II and tons of film for a visit to Ireland in August 1999. It rained horribly for pretty much all but one afternoon I was there. I made these three shots in Galway when the weather finally cleared. The shot of the boat is sitting in a frame in my home office not eight feet from where I’m writing this in 2011. That Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4.0 was one of my workhorse lenses for many years, as reflected in this stack of prints that were in, or considered for, my portfolios, at some point.