Photography is a visual record of what existed

Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.

– Psalm 103:15-16 (NLT)

Billions of people have lived and died on the Earth. Most of us will never get fifteen minutes of fame. No one will know we even existed in 100 years. That’s the beauty of photography. It’s a visual record of what once existed.

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Astrophotography and the Moon landings conspiracy

Conspiracies abound in the social media age. Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is a conspiracy theory in the mind of the believer. I try not to take conspiracies too seriously, however I’m leaning against the moon landings. There is no way that space technology from the sixties and early seventies can compare to contemporary technology. No pun intended, but the safety risks had to be astronomical. If the moon landings did happened, why hasn’t a moon landing been repeated forty-five years later?

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We spent the Fourth of July in Dacula, Georgia with family. Dacula is pronounced “Da-que-la,” not like Dracula without the “r”. Dacula, Georgia is beautiful. It’s a mixture of new commercial growth and rural farm lands. It is common to see horses and goats grazing near new residential communities. The weather was humid, cloudy and rainy thanks to Tropical Storm Cindy in the Atlantic Ocean. I wanted to photograph fireworks for the first time. I considered this to be my first event shoot. For awhile, I wasn’t sure if I was going to get any fireworks photos. One moment it was drizzling, the next moment it wasn’t. Thankfully, the weather cleared up enough for the fireworks show.

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