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Today is my 30th birthday.  Birthdays are interesting occurrences – they’re almost like New Year’s, but just for you.  A time for reflection and evaluation.  This morning I found myself taking a personal inventory, thinking “I still don’t know how to fold a fitted sheet, but I am getting pretty decent at parallel parking.” By 30 it’s pretty much established whether you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the top or the bottom.  How you feel about meatloaf is finally settled.

The first thirty were about training. Acquiring some experience and establishing some convictions.  The next thirty are for action.  The pieces are set, now its time to play.  Just you, a looming game board and that intimidating figure known as “Your Existence”

Time to start focusing my photography.  Begin trying to tell the stories of our times.  Attempt images that speak to the rational and the irrational; that appeal both to mind and to heart.

I firmly believe in the ability for images to impact change.  Photography is all about creating an emotional reaction in the viewer. Composing highlights, shadows and midtones into a message.  Hopefully a message with an edge.

Lots to do.

But luckily that all starts tomorrow and today is one of good friends and family.  Thanks to everyone who made this day feel incredibly special, it will go down as one of the best birthdays I can remember.

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  1. Happy 30th! I actually view my first 50+ as about training. Learning is indeed a life-long experience – and I, too, am focusing more on photography – never too late (and never too early!). Have a great year!

    Chuck Kirchner

    03/12/2010 at 9:58 pm

    • Hi Chuck,
      How right you are… the learning and gaining experience part of the equation should be a life long endeavor. The most interesting people I know live in a state of constant curiosity.

      Spelman

      03/15/2010 at 10:23 am

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! …from a fellow Piscean, a March 5th ’52 model.

    Have a great year and many more happy birthdays!

    Peggy

    04/13/2010 at 12:57 am


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