Resolving the guilt trip…..
As the writer of a blog, it’s easy to fall into the guilt trip! Everyday I share thoughts with you about faith and photography, and often I fail to live up to my own advice. We all stumble and bust our knees, and then stay on them while we make amends and try to make course corrections, that’s a given. It feels even worse when you make statements and then have a hard time living up to them. Time to take some action! I have shared often about how to travel light and use less sophisticated gear to make images with less hassle. I rarely can make my self do it. I’m not saying I never do, but not as often as I should. Over the weekend I needed to call on the O. Winston Link Museum, in Roanoke, so I drove up Friday and Sherelene and I made it a weekend trip of it.
Now you photographers that travel with your spouse know that often our intense desire to get the shot and dragging two bags full of gear and a tripod gets old to our better halves!!! So partly because of my desire to make my partner happy, and part out of guilt about stretching the truth with you, I went with one small compact camera, a mini tripod and some spare batteries to Roanoke. The point is, I’m sorry and embarrassed, so I took my own advice and it worked out just like I told you it would! I’m a stubborn old bird and I honestly would have loved to have had my D800 and bag of lenses along, but then, maybe for once I took my own advice and without meaning to, I proved my point, even if it was with egg on my face!!!
Now a quick word about Roanoke! What a town, I loved it, great old buildings, terrific museums, great people, tons of wonderful painted brick walls, fabulous food, and the best waitress I’ve had this year, maybe in several years. We went to a famous spot in Roanoke called Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles, this is real southern comfort food, and GiGi, (pictured below), was a terrific waitress, a one person floor show! This lady was funny, warm and did her job with great finesse’. I’m always thrilled to meet people that love what they do, and do it extremely well, GiGi sure fills that bill, what a great lady, and oh my heavens what incredible chicken and waffles!!!!
Asking for forgiveness,
The South. The Place where…. 1) Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter. 2) Summer starts in April 3) Macaroni and Cheese are a vegetable. 4) Front porches are wide and words are long. 5) Pecan pie is a staple. 6) Y’all is the only proper noun. 7). Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. 8) Everything is Darlin’. 9) Someone’s heart is always being blessed.
Photo note, Yes all these were shot with a point and shoot!!! Cha Ching!
Just for the record thought you might like to see just how good these little cameras can capture, full size!
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