Whew, it's been awhile since I wrote my last journal entry kkart.deviantart.com/journal/W… which explained that I was on the road to recovery and all that jazz from having an absolutely massive surgery. Truth be told, I am not fully recovered yet BUT I feel the best I have felt in many, many years and for the first time in over a decade I am able to do the things which I only dreamed of doing. It's really pretty amazing how much the surgery helped me. I honestly feel like Superman! lol I am still amazed by the incision which I have, absolutely massive from being almost sawed in half. It's going good though and since September of last year, I have lost 125 pounds (and to think it wasn't weight loss surgery I even had) I am fitting into clothes from 1997 for crap sakes lol
I know I haven't been around here much, been really busy photographing like a mad man. That was a promise I made to myself when I was laying in the hospital bed.....to shoot as much as humanly possible and to get off the computer as much as possible. These days I spend more time processing photos and shooting than anything else. As a result I am very backlogged but in a sense it's a good thing, just shows it's been productive as heck.
Back in May I decided to make the jump and upgrade from my Sony A550 to a Sony A77. The camera is just amazing and has taken some getting used to. My previous experience using my friends A65 has helped me though. (Thanks Ian!) I am really enjoying it and to think it was completely paid for by print sales is pretty darn awesome! I really need to thank you all for supporting me so much. You all rock. landed a nice little gig with a home builder here in Colorado who wants me to photograph their newly built subdivisions and they'll be displaying my photography in large stretched canvases inside their model homes. I'm pretty happy with that you can say. My plans right now are basically this; I am now fully cleared to go to the mountains finally, so I'll be spending some time up there. Not too much though, I plan to shoot locally a lot as I have some things in the works down here locally. It's kind of nice seeing as how I am planning to spend 2-3 weeks this Fall shooting continuously in the San Juan's, Rocky Mountain National Park along with possibly the Grand Mesa area. Color me excited!
Sunflower season is almost here. I haven't even gotten through processing my photos from last year, sheesh....time flies all too quickly, blink and you might miss it. Get ready for an onslaught for photos from me as well. I have a lot of images to share with you all which I haven't posted yet dating back all the way to last year. I just haven't had the time but now that you can schedule posts on DA, that makes my life a lot easier.
Lastly, I was roaming around here on DA this morning some. I saw some amazing work and I saw some amazing things being said. I found that interesting that so many seem to harbor grudges and hold on to old things from the past. Why? I do not know. I have a new outlook on life, I am surrounded with caring friends & caring people. I have an incredible amount of positive energy in my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I'm very happy. If you are harboring something against someone, let it go and give it up. Life is too short for that, way too short. None of us are perfect and often times we are at fault as much as the person who we believe wronged us. Like an autumn leaf, let it float away in the wind. In the end you'll feel a lot better and happier. Trust me. You really will. I'll leave you with this quote---
“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you”
Here's a few images I found recently which I thought were beautiful.