Step into the freezer

2014-05-25-Beach-Sunset-Selbyville-46-HDRThe best part of a sunset is the promise of a sunrise to come. It is exactly the same as a Tweezer. The best thing about a Tweezer is the promise of a Tweezer Reprise in the near future. With a few days on my hands and no curfews, I stayed out late and got up early hoping to practice my photography. Last night’s sunset was fantastic. I did not find anywhere spectacular to go, but I think I made the best of what I found.

2014-05-26-Sunrise-Bayside-23This morning Charlie the Dog and I got up early and went straight to the edge of the bay to watch the sunrise. Again, it was nothing mind-blowing, the sky was boring and added no drama for photos. Just being out there with him, all alone in the quiet was a lovely experience. A little bonding time with my best buddy. A few of last night and this mornings pictures are, you guessed it, HERE.

What’s in a name? Who pays attention to that shit?

I spent about an hour last night driving around looking for someplace to try and watch the sunset. It is Memorial Day weekend at the beach shore, so this place is all of a sudden a 2014-05-24-Beach-Sunset-27madhouse. I was not happy with anywhere I found along the water. I found one spot that looked like it would be nice, and then all of a sudden the sky changed and there was going to be no beautiful sunset because of wind and clouds. I gave up, but made one more turn down a canal street into another neighborhood. According to the GPS machine this road definitely dead ended at the bay, and also seemed off the beaten path, so not a bunch of tourists. We got there and voila, it was beautiful and not a person around. It was a weird place to end up. Once I parked I noticed the street name was Sunset Cove Road, who would have thought that a good place to go to watch the sunset?!? There was a giant clearing between a couple houses to make my way to the waters edge. I missed the sunset, but the sky decided to still get beautiful after the sunset, post sunset is sometimes better than the setting sun. I listened to the birds and water and watched the sky for about an hour. Very peaceful, and a reminder of why it’s good to still be alive. A few pictures HERE.

I’m on a roll, 2 weekends, 2 wins

We are the Champions

We are the Champions

First, last weekend I win a photo contest, then this weekend I am part of a team that wins a scavenger hunt! Yesterday we teamed up with some seasoned veteran scavengers, as well as the reigning champions. The pressure was high for Wifey and I. We knew they wanted to retain their strap and had looked to us to help make that happen. last year Ryan and Cinnamon (not a peeler) won with a team of 6, this year it was a team of 4 with 2 rookies. All I did was drive, Wifey and the Rastafarian Dinosaurs did all the heavy lifting. I was simply along for navigating, team cheerleading, and comic relief. Very few curbs and mailboxes suffered. A few shopkeepers and random pedestrians also got caught in the crossfire, but nobody was seriously injured. Maybe one guy needs a chiropractic adjustment. We had a blast, it was a ton of fun. The gift bag was overly generous as well. Thanks again to geocaching for a life experience I would have missed.


Prewinning Winners

The time has come, I’m going pro

ribbonsI am going to work tomorrow and put in my resignation. The work-a-day routine is for suckers, I’m going to be a professional photographer. Yesterday I placed first in a category and second in another category of a photo contest at the CAM 2014 pic-a-nic. I would not have even entered any photos if it was not for the encouragement and harassment of my loving family and friends. They all saw potential genius where I did not. It probably helped that I taped a $10 bill to the back of each of my photos, the judges must have loved that. National Geographic, if you are reading this, I am currently taking offers and will accept a job for the highest bidder. I cannot get over how tickled these silly ribbons are making me feel.