A New ChapterSometimes we all need time to think about our passions. So, I took a very long break from my two Nikon cameras, my passion for the past decade. But today, perhaps, I have begun a new chapter.
Since I last took a serious photo, so much has transpired. First of all, I turned 60. That was quite a wake-up call. Second, not only did I retire from my 35-year public service career, but I began, not only one, but a second new job over the past two years, and soon to be a third. Not sure where my feet will land over the next few weeks to months, but the ride is sure an interesting one!
And, in a few weeks, my younger daughter will be graduating from college. She still lives at home, but we barely see her. Maybe once or twice a week. So, we do know what it is like to be an empty next. But not quite there yet. Not in a hurry at all.
Today, after sleeping late, going on a "cleaning out the refrigerator" binge, sitting and watching two Star Wars movies in a row and then going to the gym and running 2.5 miles, I was inspired to pick up my camera.
A bit rusty, I fell in love all over again with the sound of the clicking as I wandered through the neighborhood to see what I could capture. Then after dinner, sorting through the images and using just a touch of Photoshop. These are the result.
Now I have to find that inspiration more often but on my terms.