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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 54 of 100

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I finally got my refund for my camera today. I’m happy because I got to place the same order with a different company, and I’m expecting the new equipment in the next 3-4 business days. Photographers are funny when it comes to upgrading gear. We are like kids on Christmas, impatiently waiting for the day to arrive when we can tear into our new gift and play with it. Some people would call us borderline obsessive about it. I’m not here to dispute that claim as people of my friends would probably provide testimony and pin that same label on me.

So now I must wait. And wait…

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 51 of 100

Vail Restaurant (1 of 1).jpgI knew there was something familiar about the new coworker in IT. I recognized his face, but I couldn’t place where I’d first met him. Was it several years back at same company at which were employed? Was it at my previous job, an entertainment company that mostly went belly up when the industry no longer needed its outdated product (only a slice of that company remains today)? Was it through a mutual friend, or at school in a shared class?

Right after a company meeting at which the mystery person, Stephen, and I were in attendance, I asked him. I was right about the job connection, but I was way off on the years. We had last crossed paths 17 years ago during my first job. I actually had Stephen read one of my first scripts, a sad effort about fraternity hazing, and he offered me pointers on how to improve it. While I thought at the time that we would collaborate on more creative projects, it never happened.

Perhaps it will now that two decades has passed.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 49 of 100

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A friend asked me today if I’m extending the time frame of my initial 100 days of pursuing my dream to become a professional photographer and writer. The reason he asked was obvious to both of us: I’ve been doing financial consulting a good deal over the course of the last 4 weeks to earn extra money. I’m happy to report that the answer to my friend’s question is yes! I’ve managed to put enough aside to at least give myself another 60 days toward my creative goal. I have no idea if that means this blog will also be extended–it’s been challenging reminding myself to post something daily–but I will know more when the time comes toward the end of the initial 100 days.

My hope is that 100 days is all I will need to know that an extension is much more than just two months. Two or three decades sounds a lot better. 🙂

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 48 of 100

I spent a good part of today debating on whether I should upgrade my camera to a Sony Alpha 7rii. I’ve had my eye on this camera for years now because it’s received great reviews from the best experts. Only one thing keeps me from getting it: the cost. It’s naturally very expensive when you consider the camera plus the lenses I will need in order to have the right gear to capture the best shots. But I think I’m finally going to bite the bullet soon and get it!

It’s time!

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)union-station-1-1-of-1

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 46 of 100

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I’m going to have another anniversary dinner tonight. The one on Valentine’s day was far from romantic, and my sweetheart deserves much, much better. So I’m taking her out again, the way it should have been done on the 14th, and I look forward to what I know will be a wonderful night with an amazing woman.

I captured the photo above in Albuquerque, NM. It was a stunning rainbow after a winter shower, and I shot it from an unobstructed view at my mom’s house. I will return to Albuquerque next month for my 40th birthday.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 45 of 100

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The news said this weekend’s storm was going to be the strongest in 7 years. From the looks of what I saw while driving–downed trees, flooded streets, malfunctioning streetlights–I believe they could be right. It’s rained 5 inches or so over the last half dozen hours. I can hear the steady beat of the drops right now as I write this blog entry, drops that are a reminder that my car could be in the middle of a pond tomorrow when it comes time to hit the road again.

Today’s picture is a shot of New Mexico back in January when a much smaller storm visited the high desert. I took it at sunrise.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 43 of 100

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Today’s shot is another one of Palos Verdes. I wish the day had been a little clearer that morning when I went to the coast with my camera, but you often don’t get all the right conditions weather wise when shooting.  I liked the look of the winding trail in this picture and matching blues of the sky and ocean. I think I’ll take another trip to this location soon, perhaps on an afternoon, to see what else I can capture and what else will surprise me.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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