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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 82 of 100

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Today’s picture was taken five days ago at the Salton Sea. It’s interesting how the place looks so accommodating at first glance–picnic tables, grills, ample parking–that you almost forget that few people travel to the region for recreation. But then you step of the car and remember why the lake is abandoned. The smell. It’s tremendously strong, so much so that any guests in your car are likely to pass on exiting the vehicle even for a minute because the odor is too much to tolerate. I remember my first trip to the lake. I walked around for hours taking pictures during the afternoon–ignoring the smell as best as I could–to the point where my sneakers became two mucky swamp creatures. I don’t recall how many times I had to wash my shoes to get the smell out, but I know the job was akin to removing what dogs jettison on lawns for unfortunate, unaware soles (pun intended).

Nevertheless, the Salton Sea still a beautiful place to photograph. Some of my best shots have come from the lake, and that speaks volumes when I consider how many places I’ve visited over the years, and how many pictures I’ve taken of those destinations. There’s a surreal sadness that hangs over the area. It hints at a time when the air was once fresh and the water was once swimmable. You can almost picture women sunbathing, children running and laughing, and fishermen casting their lines into fish-rich waters. You know the present and past are two different worlds, and only God knows what the future holds for the region. (I’ll save talking about what happened to the Salton Sea for another blog entry.)

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard)

 

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 75 of 100

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I took a trip to Albuquerque this week for vacation and I saw tons of trees with white and pink flowers all over the city. Spring time had arrived in New Mexico! I was happy to take pictures of all the new growth, including the shot above, which was taken not far from where my mother and father live.

-Vincent Lowry

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 39 of 100

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I created my first animation video today. I tried to post it on this blog, but WordPress wants money before that can happen. In any case, it’s on Facebook and I think it’s a good start to an amazing opportunity to reach customers I typically cannot reach with standard photo postings. I’m also thinking about using animation for some additional projects on my list. I have no idea if my skills will prove good enough continue the craft, but I’m pretty sure that I can surprise myself if I put in enough hours of study and experimentation. Persistence usually pays off. And that applies for almost everything, not just my limited interests.

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

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 37 of 100

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I’m posting another Facebook live video today with my girlfriend. I’m showcasing two new metal prints, both of them pictures of flowers. The first is a rose, which was taken in my backyard, and the second is a daisy, an image that I captured inside my house. I think both of them came out great on the 16×20″ sizes on which I printed the shots. I’m fortunate to have my girlfriend help out with the “revealing” of the metal prints, because I have to manage the camera.

It’s time to film!

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

 

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