I have no idea what week I’m on. Winter break was a bit chaotic for me. A quick drive to see my parents in Alabama.Can any 12 hr drive be considered quick? I was then solo with the kids for about a week. While she was gone I managed to build a fairly decent bunk bed- a first for me. This was complicated by some licensing issues with Lightroom thanks to my ill-fated El Capitan upgrade that took a full uninstall of all my Adobe products to fix. . . I do not do well when I break these types of routines as my attachment to time and space is only tenuous at the best of times. In any case, many pictures were taken and lots of them were from the car.
The mix of reflection and texture in this shot was what appealed to me. The Scott House is a pretty impressive place. Fall leaves on the bricks and the napkins with the napkins echoing the shapes of the bricks- it seemed almost intentional. This looks better large but the texture and color of the car and the photo as a whole really appealed to me. This ended up with pretty strong lines in both directions. I like the abstractness of it. This is another one that looks better large. The color and stillness of the man and his bags make the shot interesting to me. The larger version makes their expressions more interesting. It’s very theatrical. I like these old signs. This particular view mixed in a variety of other interesting objects – fire hydrant, street light, and a few windows. The background makes this more interesting but the expressions make the shot. A different expression and interesting contrasts and shadows. I like pets looking out windows. I’ve taken a great many shots of this cathedral. This is one that finally felt interesting and a little different. I was on a porch rather than on the sidewalk which gave me a very different angle. I’ve taken this shot […]
I ended up talking to David on the bus from the Medical Campus to Monroe Park. We started off talking a bit about cameras. From there I found out David has six children. Four of those children are adopted. He believes strongly in trying to do good in the world and this is part of that effort. David’s a very devout Christian and referenced God repeatedly in our conversation. He did it in a way that seemed very natural. We talked a bit about how much children learn from their parents and their actions even when that isn’t the intent. David talked about how he teaches a course and on radiology transportation (his current occupation). He talks about starting the class focusing on making good choices and how, with that foundation, everything else can be learned in time. David’s brother died about a year ago in a car accident and was an organ donor. He was there when the hospital called his father to confirm the organ donation. His father couldn’t answer the question and gave the phone to David who agreed that all the organs should be donated except the eyes. “Because the eyes are the windows to the soul.” All in all, a pretty intense and wide-ranging conversation for a short bus ride.