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How My Dream of Olympic Competition Was Lost in 38 Seconds
I had a plan. It wasn’t a great plan, but a plan nonetheless. I was going to break 2:50 in the New Orleans Marathon and qualify for Boston. If I made it, I was going to hire a coach to train me for Boston with hopes of breaking 2:22 for an Olympic Trials qualifying time. Of course, dropping 30 minutes in 2 months was a somewhat absurd idea, but we runners are nothing if not dreamers.
The light suddenly came on, and Heinz stood proud and tall, hoping to be noticed, hoping to be the one chosen for the mission, whatever it was. A hand reached in and grabbed a soda, quickly retreating and turning the world dark once again. French’s smirked, “Why do you always think you will be the chosen one, you’re nothing but catsup.” “CATSUP?” I’ll have you know…” Mr. Hunt interrupted, “Excuse me, but I spell my name with a K if you’d bother to read my label, it’s ketchup.” “I don’t care how you spell it,” piped in Lea, “can we return to the subject at hand? We need to ascertain our primary course of engagement in the pursuit of the communal objective.” “Yeah, and we also need to figure out what do next,” added Perrins.
I Know He’s Coming Back
One day, a long time ago, I was a brand new truck. Someone’s pride and joy. Then one day, he parked me here and said he’d be right back. I didn’t know where he had to go that he couldn’t take me.
The Time I Uttered What I Thought Were to Be My Last Words
I arrived at my friend’s apartment a little after eight on a Friday night. He had this new thing called cable TV so we hung out there.
When You Absolutely Need to Shoot the Photograph
Over the decades I have been doing photography, I have shot thousands of images — tens of thousands. But there is only a handful that sticks in my mind.
Take Advantage of the Season for Amazing Portrait Photography
Stop waiting for the perfect season to take that fantastic environmental portrait. If you use a studio for your portrait photography, then the seasons don’t matter. But if you venture outside, you must consider the environment, and the primary environmental factors are the seasons. Please don’t ignore the season; embrace it. Don’t wait; shoot now. There is always good light to be found in any season, and the changing seasons will give you a variety of backgrounds.
The Delicate Balancing Act of Covid-19 Vaccines
As vaccinations roll out by the tens of thousands to every state in the country, fearful citizens are lining up at clinics and spamming the refresh button on web sites. Demand is far outreaching supply at this point, and that will only continue unless the public loses trust in the vaccine or until the majority of the country is immunized. It may be months before it is known how effective the Covid-19 vaccine is, but side effects are already showing up.
Do People Know You Are a Photographer?
I’m not talking about full-time professionals with a studio or a wedding photographer. I’m talking about part-timers or stock or nature photographers that do most work in private and isolated from the public. I try to always have business cards on hand, and I’ve covered my office walls with my work, to create a conversation about my photography. But how many casual acquaintances know that photography is a craft and business that I am pursuing?