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Why Do You?

No, really - why do you?I was originally going to write this as a more specific question of “why do you take photographs?”, spawned by the post image that a friend of mine (Anita) took of my youngest taking photos at Volleyball Beach for one of the recent tournaments and focusing on asking all the amateur (or professional) photographers to haul their cameras out over the summer and fall and capture some of the best shots that they think personify what life at Volleyball Beach is.

On that particular topic (as an aside) he does it because I make him (or, more accurately, tell him “you’re taking pictures; get to it”), although he has been asking for a camera of late so hopefully there’s some actual “I want to” sinking in there.  I take pictures because Continue reading Why Do You?

Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, The Finale

Sorry about that – my hands cramped up from writing so much.  I just realized I’ve written nearly the same number of words here in these last two posts as I have on my novel.

But I digress again.  Where was I?

Oh, yeah – I’d asked the security guard where he I could toss the empty beer bottles I’d slammed, expecting Continue reading Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, The Finale

Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, Part Two

Thanks for your patience with part one – nearly 2,000 words and we hadn’t made it halfway through Saturday yet.

After hanging out in the surf for a while we decided to walk along the beach and see if we could find our way to the music fest.  I didn’t plan on staying long there – it wasn’t the type of music I normally listen to – but I wanted to at least see things.  We wandered the beach for probably 15 minutes before we decided to try crossing through the resort to get to where we needed to go.  The nice guard at the entrance gave us directions and, after another Continue reading Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, Part Two

Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, Part One

Blue is one of my favorite colors.

I’m staring at a painting here at Starbucks of a stormy night on a lake.  It’s theme color is blue – a stormy blue that’s so dark it’s almost black but still exudes all the beautiful characteristics of it’s root color.  I have to turn my eyes away from it because it’s quickly losing its beauty.

I’m looking at the beautiful blue that often accompanies “crimson and blue” in a statement about the Continue reading Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration, Part One

Inspired, Again

I’m a sucker for a good inspirational picture.  These are all courtesy of icanread.tumblr.com – if you haven’t checked out that site but enjoy things like this make sure you do.

You can also find some of my favorites by checking out the “Inspiration” category of posts here at The Paul Gillespie Experience (click here, or find the category on the right).