Where Has The Time Gone?

This past Wednesday marked an important milestone.   Five years ago, my life changed.  Five years ago, this happened…….

They say that having a child will change you life in ways that you can never imagine.  Well, they weren’t kidding.  In the five years since that night in May, my son has taught me many life lessons:

1. Patience…………. lots of patience.

2. It’s not about me anymore……….it’s about him.

3. Love conquers all………..and that he does 😉

4. No matter what job you have in real life, parenting is the HARDEST job, bar none.

Five years seems like a long amount of time.  However, these past five years have come and gone at light speed.  I remember the day we took my son home from the hospital like it was yesterday.  My wife and I looked at each other thinking “Now what do we do?”

Well, I’d like to think that we’ve done okay so far.  Because this past Wednesday was not only his birthday, he “graduated” from PreK.

It’s one of what I hope is many happy milestones that my son will achieve in his lifetime.  Congratulations, son.  I’m proud of you, and I love you as well.

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Boy, It’s Been Awhile……

I started this blog way back in June, 2010, in order to get a jump start on my photography.  However, there is an old adage, “Life gets in the way.”  Work became a little hectic and the constant demands of  a three-year-old garner the most attention.

Anyway, this year I hope to start a 365 photo project.  That is, I have to take a picture every day for the next year.  As far as the “rules of the game” go, I’m still working on that.  Let’s hope that this project not only gets off the ground, but continues in the long run.

In the meantime, here is a picture that was taken last year during a photo get-together in July, 2010, at Millennium Park, in Chicago, Illinois.  The photographer leading the outing is an outstanding wedding photographer with a background in photojournalism.  She also happens to be a friend of mine.

We were by Cloudgate (Known as “The Bean” locally) when I saw this artist painting the scene around him.  As a courtesy, I asked him if I could take his picture, and he graciously obliged.

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Why Am I Doing This?

Yeah, why am I doing this?  I already have another blog that hasn’t had a new post in almost a year.  I’ve always had an affinity for photography.  I still remember those Kodak instamatic rectangular cameras that took 120 film and the dreaded flash cubes.  I remember my Dad’s old Nikon F SLR and my Uncle’s old Canon AE-1 Program.  I remember the excitement of getting my first SLR – a Nikon N90s and shooting anything and everything.  However, as with any hobby, life gets in the way – which makes it not as easy to get consistent and improve.  Hopefully this blog will force me to post a photo at least once a week and improve my craft.  Hopefully.

Of course, constructive criticism is more than welcome.  🙂

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