Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wednesday is Photography Night

1333 ParkTowers by killy
1333 ParkTowers, a photo by killy on Flickr.

Turns out, just like everything else, I have to schedule time for photography. I've managed to carve out three hours out the tail end of Wednesdays. Props to Carolina for making it happen. She put it on the calendar and forced me out the door. Tonight was my first night out.

Even though i had received a reminder on my phone (photography night!) it caught me by surprise. I didn't think about it or plan anything as i commuted home across houston on the train and bus. Instead, I kept my head buried in a book until i got to my stop. I exited the bus and walked home with an empty mind, having left the story of the sea bass buried in the bottom of my bag.

When I opened the door, the kids did not trample me. Instead, Carol says, "Do you want to eat dinner before you leave?" and suddenly I was nervous. Oh yeah, i'm supposed to do this. What am i going to do? Why am i gonna do this? Is this stupid?

I ate dinner with the family around the most recent episode of the Legend of Korra with the question, "What am i gonna do again?" on repeat. I gathered my stuff and i was out the door and into the car.

I should get the car washed. I should fill up before i come home. I have to stop by the ATM and get cash for after school care. How about a cup of coffee? I think i'm still hungry. Now, what am i going to do?

The further i got form my house the louder my mind got, and i was forced to listen.What i heard most was fear. I am actually scared to take a photo. Why? Fear of failure - straight up.

This is immature, i know. But it's there.

I drove around for most of my time. First, I thought about doing a simple city horizon from Alan Parkway. Nah. Then, i thought about the new Dynamo Stadium, but it was surrounded with construction material.

But then i remembered the building above which i had seen many times before at sunset picking up Carol from Ann Taylor in Uptown Park. I arrived just before the sun was setting and found the bldg just as you see it.

5 comments:

todd said...

Nice work.

failure is way easier to deal with than not trying in the first place.

And, tell me more about the sea bass.

killy said...

The sea bass is a very interesting fish. It has the ability to collect gas from within it's own tissue which allows it to be buoyant. It doesn't have to constantly swim to keep from sinking. This specialized organ both helped and hindered the fish. It hindered them because it could only go so far down or else the pressure would cause their bubble of gas to implode, much like a buoyancy regulator on scuba gear. This limitation made them easier to catch by humans; It helped the fish in that they didn't have to expend so much energy swimming so their flesh became delicate and white as opposed to the oxygen-hungry red meat of the salmon. Of course, this made them easier to eat. In addition to nice white flesh, they apparently are less bony with their meat attached mainly to the spine.

pablo said...

be so sweet if they could wire up the windows on this building to an atari 2600 so folks could play space invaders on it!

CarolinaDivina said...

i'm proud of you my love
let's see whatcha got

colin said...

Go killy Go!