If you know me at all, you know that for the past 5 years I’ve been getting up between 4:30am and 5:530am every Sunday. Why? – you may ask. I head up the “Projection Team”, aka video team, at Five Stones Church in Waxhaw NC., and we begin setup between 6am-7am (depending on the time of year. Currently, since school’s out, we start setup at 7am. In a few weeks (August 25) we’re back to 3 services and a 6am setup time).
I took this photo on July 13th at about 6:45am on my way to Five Stones. It’s hard, sometimes VERY hard to get up and get going on a Sunday morning (especially since I usually don’t get in the bed until 12am on Saturday night/Sunday morning – another story for another time). Getting to see the sunrise is a definite perk! It’s quiet and I’m usually one of a very few on the road, so it’s a quick drive. As much as I HATE getting up in the mornings, I appreciate and very much enjoy them once I get going. I just wish the sunrise and getting up happened more around 9-10am-ish.
(watermarked for image protection. watermark is removable upon request/purchased download.)
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Haven’t really had anything to post. Here’s a few photos I’ve played with over the last few months. They’re nothing I’m super proud… just some that have given me a little something to do.
I’m hoping to acquire a new camera soon. I’ve been debating whether I should get the Canon 7D or 60D. I’ve shot with the 7D and like it a lot. What I don’t like is the fixed screen. That’s where I like the 60 with it’s articulating screen. What’s pushing me more to the 7D is the 8fps bursts vs. the 5.3fps bursts of the 60D. I’m all about getting the image and sometimes you gotta be really fast to get it. The 7D has more focus points (19) vs. the 60D with 9. The other feature that pushes me towards the 7D is the processor (dual digic 4) vs. the 60D’s single digic 4. I like the SD card feature of the 60D over the CF of the 7D.
Some images from July 4th in Indain Trail and Waxhaw NC.
Today was the annual Indian Trail Independence Day Parade. It’s a fun event with lots of candy being tossed our way by those participating in the parade. The best part for me, is seeing these guys from VF Post 2423 at the head of the parade and hearing the crowd erupt in applause and whistles. It’s POWERFUL!
As they approached I struggled with do I clap and holler with everyone else, or do I capture the moment, which means I can’t clap, but I can still holler, and I did. I watched as these men marched by knowing that I could never be the kind of men they are. And because I recognize this, I respect and honor them very much. May God bless them, and may God bless (and have mercy) on America.