Thursday, August 30, 2007
This could very possibly be the last roll of film I ever shoot with my trusty Pentax ZX-30 35mm. I got the camera for Christmas in 9th grade, and it couldn't have costed more than $300. Until about three weeks ago, every photo I shot was taken with this little guy. In his last days, I accidently dropped him on some rocks at Krause Springs. With a few minor repairs, he made a great comeback. Then, at the Meyer Ranch, where these last photos were taken, I again failed him by leaving him sitting on a table in a torrential downpour.
As he was soaked to the core (no D200 weather-sealing with this soldier), he hung his head, snapped one last photo and recoiled all remaining film into it's canister as if to say, "I gave you so much, and even though you treated me like crap in my final hour, I'm going to take this one last photo for you, sacrificing myself to make a beautiful picture." To my knowledge this is the only photo ever taken autonomously by a camera. What a poetic end to a beautiful life.
December 25, 2000 - July 29, 2007
may your cheap plastic body rest in peace.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Yesterday, Matt Carter, pastor at the Austin Stone Community Church, preached on John 21 where the risen Christ meets Peter and his friends on the beach at sunrise and fixes them breakfast. He talked a lot about morning and how we often see God in the morning. I remembered how I had been fishing a few times earlier this summer and decided to go back out this morning. This is what I encountered.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I apologize for these being out of order.
These are a few of my favorites from a road trip I took at the beginning of the summer with five of my best friends (brothers) whom I have known since first grade. We drove up to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and then down to South Fork where we stayed at Clayton's grandmother's house which literally hung over the Rio Grande River.