Last Thursday, I was about to head out of the door, on the way to the airport for my trip to Columbus, OH, when I realized that I didn’t have a camera with me. I stopped short of the door, grabbed a camera, then put it back down. My thought, at that moment was: No. Not this time. I just want to enjoy and participate, not be on the job. Sure, the family loves when I take photos, as do I, but this time, I wanted to simply be a spectator and participant. Now, of course, it wouldn’t even feel right if I didn’t take a photo or two, or perhaps 50, but it was strictly iPhone and Hipstamatic.
Hey, Paul! What are you shooting with today? What??? You didn’t bring a camera with you? I don’t know who you are? I feel like you’re naked without your camera!!!
~Ana Kay’s uncle Seth.
In order to get the correct effect, the above quote must be spoken at a speed equivalent to pressing fast forward on an MP3 player while still listening to the song. I was going to say playing a “45″ on 78 speed, but then, most of the young guys wouldn’t have a clue as to what I was talking about. Seth is very cool, a fan of photography, and, to say the least, a bundle of energy and quite fun to be around. He and I talked about cameras, photography, and all manner of things during dinner on Saturday night. It was most certainly a lot of fun to be able to indulge in the conversation without worrying about missing any shots.
My favorite shot of the trip was the lead shot, of Ana Kay and Pedro. It was taken outside of the restaurant where we ate Friday night. It kind of looks like an album cover, to me, but I can’t think of an appropriate name. LOL
On Saturday night, at around 8:45 PM, we watched Ana Kay Guimaraes enter one side of the stage, and exit as Dr. Ana Kay Guimaraes, DVM! It was a long, grueling 8 years, but she made it! Congratulation, Doc!