I do love to take photographs. As anyone on my Facebook feed is well aware. Maybe I should apologize, but I won't. I can't draw a straight line with a ruler so let's call this my "artistic" expression. Sure, sure, cameras are so darned smart these days that everyone takes great pictures, I know. But I find such unadulterated joy in capturing something, a moment I guess, that I feel is special, I cannot resist sharing it.
The photo below I took last night at the Jetty which is Humphris Park here in Venice. Tim and I were going to bike over after dinner but only got a short distance when it started to rain. Dang! So we turned around and biked back and by the time we returned, the rain had stopped. What the heck? On again off again rain. We drove over instead.
Hadn't been there since the advent of Red Tide. Red Tide, as I understand it, is an ocean born algae which, I don't know why, occasionally "blooms". The results of which kills fish, which wash up on shore and the smell, lord a mercy, the smell. Gack! Obviously I had avoided the stench for about a week.
Last night, as Hurricane Matthew bears down on our state, but has not yet arrived, this was the moment that I captured. Not a traditional sunset photo, although it was taken at sunset. But, as I have always maintained, there is beauty everywhere.
Today, I challenge each of you to find the beauty. It's there, I promise.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.