Today I share with you quite a few images from my recent trip to southern California. Before I share the images, I want to let folks know that I am still processing my thoughts. Part of that process is working through the images and memories. For me personally, the images tell my experiences better than words. In the coming days, I will be sharing more thoughts on this trip in pictures and words both here and on the Salsa blog. For now you’ll need to settle with just images.
I chose to share these 15 B & W because I think they tell a story that hasn’t been told yet. My friends that went on this trip have all shared some images and all of them were in color. I thought I’d give you a bit of a different feel. I also prefer black and white so I think these images resonate with me more than color. I’ll be sharing color images in SC Take 2 coming up later this week.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the images and since I haven’t gotten my words together yet to describe how this trip played out, please leave me a comment if you have a specific question. Also, since I haven’t used the gallery feature here before, click on the first image to view a larger slide show. Enjoy.
These trips and experiences are incredibly challenging. At times they are crushing. But in the end, they are incredibly rich and at times rewarding beyond comprehension.
It’s Friday and I have a great day planned. I’m taking a vacation day and heading out into the country on my Fargo. Yes, I said my Fargo. It’s been too long since I’ve gone exploring on my favorite bike. It’s about dang time. I am so excited. Hopefully, I’ll get a photo or two to share with you next week.
Point Loma Lighthouse
Today I am sharing probably my most interesting and favorite artsy fartsy photo from our recent trip to San Diego, California. It’s a photo taken inside the old Point Loma Lighthouse. When we entered the old lighthouse, I didn’t see this picture immediately. In fact, I didn’t see it until I was walking down the very tight spiral staircase and looked upwards to see if my family was following me? After taking some snaps that showed peoples hands or heads somewhere in the capture, I waited. People kept coming in and walking up or down the stairs. I finally had a few moments without any people to capture this shot. In fact, of about 10 pictures in this spot, this is the only image that does not show something human. I got what I wanted and headed out. I absolutely love this image. It looks so good big.
With that, I am headed out for a good long ride in the country. I’m also breaking out my new kit for the day. Yep, it’s that kind of special day.
Enjoy your Friday and weekend. We’ve got friends and family coming over for Easter. There is also a slight chance that I’ll get to catch up with my old friend that I did Leadville with so many years ago. He in town with his family for the week.
Over the past few months we’ve had a few friends dealing with significant things in their lives. Life changing things. This coupled with changes going on inside of me have really made me think about what is important to me. I’ve written several times that this year will be the finishing up of some commitments that I hope will free up some time for me to commit more time to the things that matter. One of those friends recently wrote on facebook “What I think about, I will become, like it or not.” This struck me and made me realize I’ve been filling my mind with stuff that really is not all that important. I have much bigger and better things to be spending time thinking about. One of those things is my family and another is my awesome wife.
As such, I looked back over our recent trip to California. We did all the super tourist things such as Legoland, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo. But you know what, my favorite memory of the whole trip was walking on the beach with my family. Below I am sharing my favorite images from the trip. I may do something with these 4 images. I’m not certain what yet, but I want to print them just for me and hang them somewhere I can always see them.
Coronado Beach @ sunset - San Diego, California
My greatest gift
I know this post is sorta heavy. It is just what is on my mind today. I’m looking forward to my weekend with my family. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do after being gone for a bit. I suspect I’ll get out for a ride too.
Now…I gotta get to work. Have a great day and an even better weekend.
Hope you take the extra day this year to do something you’ve always wanted to do or put off because you don’t have enough time.