Imagine. Visualize the image. Plan. Gather resources (friends). Convince my support group that I can make a half-decent photo of them. Watch them bite. Tell them to follow me. Get lost in DC and Maryland while trying to find a sweet location. Make friends run lots of red lights. Never find location. Improvise. Stumble upon a grungy bridge. Think. Smile at friends who are waiting in their cars, looking at me like I’m an idiot. Stand in the middle of the road and mentally compose the image, like an idiot. Freeze. Set up shop. Take test shots using a friend (thanks Donny). Drag friends out of their warm cars. Block traffic. Wave off oncoming traffic. Save nine lives and expensive camera gear. Pretend like I know what I’m doing. Tell them to stand there and look at the camera. Embarrass them as little as possible. Freeze time – multiple times. Hope to God that at least one frame ends up OK. Show friends a preview from the camera. Listen to the “ooh’s” and “ahh’s.” Get all warm inside. Get all excited inside. Upload image. Wonder how I even came up with the idea for the image in the first place. Thank, God. Post process. “Ooh” and “ahh.” Secretly make friends wait to see the photo. Build anticipation. Share with the world. Rock the world.
Thank you all for being here with me. <3
Facebook album here.