Some more images from my foggy shoot of last Monday. I’ve photographed all of these structures before just not under these conditions.
We have a wonderful lady (one of many) who works at one of our banks. She is one of the friendliest, most caring, and unselfish person I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have seen people stand in line to have her work with them just because of who she is. Well yesterday I had a transaction that she handled for me and she said, “David you know that this is national random act of kindness day don’t you?” To tell the truth I didn’t but she went on to tell me about a lady and three small children who had moved to the community from Chicago with what little possessions they had in their car, which broke down a few days ago. She continued to tell me how various people from the community stepped up and provided some assistance in one form or another to this woman and her children.
She then asked me if I would be willing to take a family portrait of them and give it to them so they would have something to put on the wall of the mobile home. Of course I agreed, but the thing that impressed me the most was that I would guess that most of the people she helped that day got asked if they would be willing to help in someway. Obviously I don’t know that for sure but that is the type of lady she is. Proud to know her and call her my friend.
I have followed Scott Kelby for many years and in fact believe that it was some of his photography books that helped motivate me to seek to improve my photography. I subscribe to his learning center and have taken many lessons from the instructors that work there over the years. Seeing them on video almost every day for several years you begin to develop a feeling of knowing and liking the individuals. This week it was announced that most of the instructors that I have come to enjoy were laid off and that the Kelby Company is in the midst of a huge restructuring process. It was a reminder to me that what things seem like on the outside are certainly not what they are on the inside.
I hate to be cynical however after reading many of the comments from the people who have worked there (and I know you have to filter out some of the emotion) that there was a lot below the surface that was well hidden. Let’s just leave it that I won’t be renewing my subscription when it expires later this year. Very sad.
That’s it for today. Sorry to leave it on a down note but an occasional jolt of reality isn’t always a bad thing.
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