Captured during a local school play using a Nikon D700 w/Nikkor 85 f/1.8G lens.
I recently participated in the World Photowalk event for our area. Worldwide, nearly 32,000 participants annually take part in over 1,300 walks. After reading these numbers on the Photowalk web-site, I was surprised on the morning of the event to find that only six would be sharing our respective walk. It would be easy to say I was disappointed with the low turnout, however, considering I live in a smaller community and nearly an hour away from the nearest tourist attraction, I suppose this is to be expected.
On October 6th the 21st annual International Heritage Festival took place in Modesto, California. It’s an event that I wish to have, and should have attended. Allowing myself to remain buried, i.e., distracted, by other work meant that I failed to monitor event calenders. So while I worked and remained comfortably oblivious, the 21st Annual Heritage Festival slipped into the history books without me ever knowing otherwise. It’s a lesson learned, and reminder to always remain cognizant of those “must attend” events that are both informative and entertaining. Continue reading International Heritage Festival, Modesto, CA
A few months ago, while standing in a grocery store check-out line, I listened on as an older gentleman ranted loudly and at length to his unfortunate cashier, espousing his colorful version of world events and political preferences. I will say that I’m not the type of person to find these types of commentary offensive. Everybody has their respective opinions and – hopefully – reasons for having them. What I did find interesting, and incredibly rude, was that this gentleman thought it appropriate to speak his mind in a grocery store check-out line, where anyone within the adjacent five or six lines had no choice but to hear him. Continue reading Warm Lights over Bitter Wine