September 30, 2010

Long Time

"Noisemakers!" Bernheim Forest, KY. September, 2010.

It's been a while since I posted. I'm sure I'm not enlightening any of my (very) few followers on this note; luckily, that's not why I'm writing this.

I haven't posted anything new in a while mainly because, well, I haven't been able to do anything in a while. I haven't really gotten to go shoot, with the exception of my niece's second birthday yesterday (where "Noisemakers!" came from). I haven't been able to do this, as I seem to have come down with my yearly Get Sick Time. I hate this crap. Hacking and coughing, aching all over. I feel like a g-damn Tie-len-awl commercial.
So, anyway, that's why I haven't posted anything new. I look forward to feeling better, and to having something new worthy of posting here.

Oh, and BTW, I started up my Twitter thing again. I'm not real sure how often/long I'm going to keep it up, as I kind of have this major thing against people being allowed to be so self-centered, but feel free to write me/follow me here.

September 18, 2010

Shooting With My Brother

"NEPO" Shelbyville, KY. September, 2010.

So, today my brother Jack and I went out to Shelbyville, and then downtown Louisville, to shoot. Just a couple kids, out walking around, seeing what we see. I didn't shoot much, as there wasn't much that caught my eye. Not a whole lot of people out today, odd being a warm Saturday afternoon and all.

We started out driving out to Shelbyville, a small little town about twenty minutes out of Louisville. It reminds me so much of the towns and villages up in the lower foothills of central California, it was almost uncanny. Like I'd been there many times throughout my life, even though I'd never set foot there before today. The only real difference I could find were the plethora of those 'Historical Landmark' signs. Everywhere, man. Friggin' everywhere.

September 17, 2010

A Day On Bardstown

"Vacuums Open" Louisville, KY. September, 2010.

I decided, after reading a number of very inspiring articles on Eric Kim's blog, that it was time to get out and go do some shooting. I've been in a bit of funk as of late, things at home piling up, photography hitting a period of severe stagnation, and I needed to do something to pull myself out of it. So, I grabbed my camera, some trail mix, my water bottle, and hit the pavement. I prefer to walk where I go (which, granted, is a bit limiting, as even with the small amount I was carrying, 10 miles gets to be a bit much, especially when you have the return journey to think of), as it affords me many more opportunities to see what would otherwise be nothing but another unnoticed blur out the car window.

September 16, 2010

First Forays

"Untitled" Mission Beach, CA, ca. 1998
-Ernest J. Zarate

Photography has been a part of me, in varying degrees, for most of my life. As far back as I can remember, my dad has shot, and passionately. I've owned a couple older Nikon F-series 35mm SLRs (which ones, exactly, I couldn't tell you even with a gun to my head), but I was never all that serious about it. A few years ago, I purchased a D80, which lead to the current D700, and a number of lenses, and have really given myself over to the art.

New Face for An Old Blog

I started this blog a long time ago, and never really had anything to do with it. I originally founded it as a place for me to write about the situations in life which peeved, irritated, or even enraged me. Since then, I've come to realize that, indeed, life is too short to spend it angry at the things which we cannot change. So, in light of the last few years' worth of revelations, I've decided a coincident revamp is in order.

Welcome to this new, improved blog of mine. Hopefully (as I now actually have something I think is actually worth posting; namely, my photos) I will be able keep this up for a while, and maybe bring some good about with it.

So, look forward to postings, less about my day-to-day life (at least, in words), and more about the things which I have found in my wanderings, and my Stumblings, which I feel are important to the world. Lots of photos, though, I promise. (I've a few years' worth of backlog to get up here, but I'll keep that brief.)

I look forward to seeing all of you throughout this new leg of my journey.