Author: Paul

One morning, in Guatemala, there were 5 of us sitting around the breakfast table. Kayla was sitting to my right, Adéle directly across from me, Meghan to her left, and Pablo, one of the residents of the house, to my immediate left, at the head of the table. We were having a conversation about something. As normally happens with conversations, there was a lull in it. Everyone became quiet. 3 … 2 … 1 … I like tacos!!! ~Kayla Suddenly…

In George Orwell’s book, 1984, about a “future” dystopia, the main antagonist is Big Brother/The Thought Police/The Government. We already have The Thought Police, considering rampant PC, or political correctness. Anyway, BB is a bit paranoid, too … Please turn off all cell phones. Cameras are strictly prohibited in the courtroom as photography endangers the lives of court employees! The other day I went down to the main courthouse in Charlotte. My friend, Tim, had asked me to come be…

These piles of mulch were formerly a wall of trees that lined S. Tryon St. I passed them every day. Occasionally, I saw a hawk alight on the telephone lines near the street or saw several deer as they bounded through the brush. One day, I noticed a group of surveyors with their tools, marking here and there, taking measurements, a sure sign of changes that were about to happen. I’ve seen it several times before! Within a few short…

Some of my friends, and coworkers, will ask: When are you going to post pictures of your trip? Now, that’s a good question. Of course, I post them here as I write blog posts, but, as my fellow photographers know, selecting pictures to post or print is a process. I’m still going through the photos that I took in Guatemala, some 2 weeks after my return, and I’ve found exactly 3 that I may want to print. The rest, good…

Well, not really, but pretty darn close. Both taken with the same camera, but on different days, different times. One taken at 6:30 AM, the other at 7:00. One at 35 mm, the other at 24 mm. Kind of outlines the importance, for me, to visit the same place multiple times. You never know when the light will be your favor!

On the first full day that we were in Guatemala, a Sunday, Kayla and I were sitting on the upper porch, or veranda. I was enjoying the view. From my vantage point, all that I could see were tropical plants, including a couple of lime trees in the courtyard, a papaya tree, corn, and a pomegranate tree … all right there from my little bench. To the back of the bench was a wall. If you walked a few feet…

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