The Butcher of a local market, having come out of the store, stops and looks at a car, with handicapped tags, that is illegally parked on the sidewalk in front of the store. Just 20 feet across the road are two empty "handicapped parking spaces". A few minutes later, after the Butcher walked away, a young man came out with a buggy full of groceries and proceeded to put them in the trunk. He is not the person who is handicapped. That person was sitting behind the wheel the whole time it was parked there...
This past Saturday my wife and I participated in a community wide yard sale. This all took place in an area of about 100 yards up and down the neighborhood on a road about 15 feet across.
We were up at 5:00 AM giving us enough time for breakfast, coffee and reading the paper before going out and getting setup. At 6:30 AM we were out and removing our stuff from the garage. The night before we had set everything up on tables and in boxes for setting up on some skids that we had and all we had to do was just pull everything out and it was all setup.
By 7:30 AM final prep was being done by my wife and we were all set.
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Then it hit. People started showing up, even the early birds that we had specifically stated "No Early Birds. By 10:00 AM our part of the neighborhood was a mad house. Cars were parked everywhere and there were at least a couple hundred people walking everywhere along with more cars trying to drive through and find a parking place. They even wound up parking on neighboring streets and walking over. I had planned on going out and doing some photography but I never got out of the driveway, but I did take a quick photo out our own little sale.
Eventually it all wound down and by 2:30 we were putting things away. This basically is all that was left. I think that we did well.
In fact, after talking with everyone else who participated I found out that this was the best neighborhood yard sale that any of them every had. We all said that maybe we should do this on an annual basis. We'll see. Just might have to go out and start buying stuff at other yard sales for re-sale next year.
My wife made me post this. Shortly after putting things away we sat down for a little well earned rest. As I was just "resting" my eyes my wife took the camera and snapped this photo. Hey! I am not sleeping. I am just resting my eyes... :-)
The Hack Saw was my Dad's. Blades still change easily and it is over 70 years old. The Crosscut is mine and it is about 30 years old. Both still work fine and I use them when the power operated ones won't work or when I am just feeling a little nostalgic... :-)
For the Christian, today is the day we acknowledge the crucifixion of Jesus; having done so for the sins of all of those who will be saved from facing the wrath of God on judgment day. Having paid for our sins is the reason for His death being good. For without this no one would be forgiven for their sins as we could never atone for our sins on our own. Someone needed to do that for us, someone perfect and sinless, or we would have to spend eternity paying for our sins ourselves. Jesus did that for us.
The cross was cruel. What Jesus did for us was done out of love.
While I enjoy photographing youth sports, I also like to look around at what is "not" happening on the playing field or court. I had been photographing a youth basketball game and during a break I turned to look at those who were watching the game. Just as I looked at this little boy he looked at me and I just had time to point my camera at him and take a photo. I was not sure what I had until later when I was going through my images.
I just cannot quit looking at his eyes and wondering what he was thinking as he was looking at me while I was taking his photograph. His name is Axton...
The purpose of this journal is to show that you can find something of interest to photograph even if you don't leave your own yard.
There are photographic opportunities everywhere you look and they are there just waiting for you to find them. The only requirement is that you have to be looking for those opportunities or you will never see them.
Photography is for anyone who wants to capture images for any reason, and if you cannot have fun with photography then why do it.
So, come along. Enjoy the journey and have fun with your camera. Photograph your world the way that you see it and create those images that you will keep for ever. I know that I do.
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