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Palm tree, Furnace Creek bar, Death Valley, California.

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November 12, 2007

Had A Shrink
Monday. I put together a string of Bodie ghost town photographs last night. Too many of them, I think, and I suspect I'll delete a few before I'm finished.

I talk about retiring being a change of sorts, a passage that requires a fair amount of sitting in a chair and letting the mind go blank. I've been experiencing little “ah ha!” moments lately as the realization sinks in there's nothing I really have to do tomorrow and that I can therefore pretty much do as I want. This is slowly pumping my interest in the world again. I have a wedding party to shoot at the end of the week - candids only at a wedding dinner - and I'm looking forward to it. I've done a couple of sessions in this last year where I was really dragging ass and I'm thinking maybe dragging ass is now a problem of the past. I'm overdue by about a year in sending the photographs I took at a friend's wedding that I actually started working on again and I sent photographs overdue now for three months to my sister. And I'm feeling pretty good given the aching sinuses - head - whatever which may never go away but to which I say “so what”?

My goodness. Give yourself a gold star and a pat on the back!

I guess it does come across like that.

A question for any of you who come by here often enough to note a difference in download speed. My old hosting service sold their California clients to another outfit last month and this web site was evidently moved to a new location (new hardware and internet connections) and I'm thinking it's slower than it was in the past. Anyone having the same thoughts? I'm paying enough for the service to demand some speed and I'm thinking I may have to move to a better outfit. But then maybe I'm hallucinating again and should bring this up with my shrink. If I had a shrink.

The photograph was taken of a palm tree in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California with a Nikon D2X mounted with a 17 - 55mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/1250th second, f 2.8, ISO 100.