Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dont chase the paper, chase the dream

Looking at my greying locks, and realizing most of my contemporaries are either past the mid thirties mark or have cleared forties, and most of the women Ive been dating have been thirty or older. Oh yeah, and michelle obama is 7 months older than I am and she just turned ... *gasp*

Man, I gotta get moving.

One of the cool things about Vegas is that you dont have to stress about the basics if youve got the basics taken care of. On the other hand, it can inspire a sense of ennui.

Ennui is not where I want to be.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow and Spray in Vegas

Snow and Spray in Vegas, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

s5 test shot

s5 test shot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fresh bread rolls at a Panaderia in Las Vegas.

Years ago, I went to lunch in midtown with a friend, and he asked "why do you take so many pictures?". Instead of answering I said "Watch this", raised the camera over my head, took two pictures in opposite directions and showed him those pictures. To this day, I will never forget as he exclaimed "Oh! It looks like the movies!".
Recently, I got my camera back from repair. It had stopped working properly after it hit the desert floor. Although I was anxious to have it back, the month without the camera made me realize I had become dissatisfied with the pictures I had taken over the past year, ijn particular when I stayed in Los Angeles.

While the camera was gone, I missed a one in a lifetime event - it snowed heavily in Las Vegas. I borrowed a camera and got shots of this, but I was pining for the possibilities lost. Still, Im not so sure I wouldve made the most of the camera. So, I promised myself when I got the camera back, I would endeavor to make better crafted images and do it and myself justice.