I just received a call from a long time family friend today who is also a avid photographer like myself, and he has invited me for a photography session tomorrow, and I can’t say that I am not excited. It’s been a while since I placed my hands on a camera, and I was beginning to fear that I was getting a bit rusty. I haven’t been able to get myself going on anything tangible since I graduated from college back in 2010. Don’t get me wrong, if I had tried my best, I could have made the most of the time after graduation with some good side jobs.
However, while I was in California, it was always between maintaining a regular job to pay the bills or loosing my independence and returning to Maryland. I am pretty sure most Artist can testify to the situation above…especially artist living in difficult places like L.A. These are Artist who are struggling to break in to any art industry while they are stuck on a cash register for majority of a week with a Sixty thousand college loan. Anyway, here’s to riding the bottom hard with one of my other stills of the bottom part of the Golden Gate Bridge. I took this photo with a bit of some sunlight left on the horizon. The vehicle in the photograph wasn’t planned, and in my opinion, it takes away from the main subject.
I saved myself some dollars today after purchasing a used vehicle. It is in moderate condition, and there is nothing wrong with it. However, I was more excited about the fact that I wasn’t going to be stuck at the house since there isn’t a hint of public transportation anywhere in Brandywine, Maryland.
On way back from purchasing the vehicle in Virginia, I was busy scanning local neighborhoods for anything photographic. Anything at all. A few run down mills caught my eye, but as I suspected, I may have to visit Washington D.C before I am motivated.
In the mean time, I can update the blog with some of my favorite stills from San Francisco. Here is a photo of the famous Golden Gate bridge. I wanted a unique perspective of the bridge that was unknown to all, and after several attempts to search the area, I found this spot.
And it all starts…I relocated from California to Maryland near Washington D.C two nights ago, and I already feel an overwhelming desire to return. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option for the near future considering California’s unemployment rate is at a all time high.
As of today, California unemployment rate stand at 11.3 percent compared to Maryland’s unemployment of 6.9 percent. There is no doubt that the job opportunities in Maryland is quite refreshing compared to California. A quick look in the employment listings, and you can spot the difference.
However, considering all the faults that California has laced itself with over the last decade, it still remains one of the most desirable destinations in the U.S.A. The scenery is mesmerizing, and it offers plenty of stimulation to any artist who is lacking in inspiration and ideas. The photo above is a prime example of the type of scenery available. I took three photographs with a maximum shutter of 42 secs to complete this HDR photography.