Game On, It's a New Year!
|Photo Courtesy of Randy Jennings|
Capturing "The Dusk of H Street" Mural
Yesterday was New Year's Day. For those of us who make resolutions (I don't) or goals (I do) then the best advice I've heard is to start them right away, otherwise the longer you wait the less likely it is you will ever start.
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” -
What better way to "step up my photography game" as I discussed in my 2018 Year in Review post, then to participate in a New Year's Day Photo Walk with some fellow DC street photographers?!
|Gary Crisp, Huntington Station|
So I started my trek from the DC Metro Huntington Station, which is the first stop on the yellow line. Since the Metro was operating on a holiday schedule, my timing was a little off and I missed my train by a minute or so.
As a street photographer, as long as I have my camera, time is my playground. And that's how I met Mr. Gary Crisp.
As I always do, I handed him my business card and he asked what kind of Harley I rode (my cards read "Veteran, Harley Rider, Photographer"). Through this exchange I learned that Gary has a motorcycle license too, re-news it every year for the last ten years, but he's yet to buy a bike! I almost felt bad when I was forced to tell him there were two Harleys in my garage. Thank you for your service Gary, it was a pleasure meeting you and by the way, keep smiling and go buy that Harley, it's a New Year!
|Holiday Travelers With Weird and Scary Luggage|
The Photo Walk was great and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow photographers. It's an opportunity to mentor, network and be inspired by the collective talent, personalities and ideas. It's also the only time someone wants to take a picture of me with my camera!
|Photo Courtesy of Miki Jourdan|
Taking a picture of a mural in a DC alleyway near H Street
Remember make those New Year Resolutions or Goals and then execute!
“My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.' ” ―
Laura Hatcher is a retired Naval Officer, Mother, Harley Rider and Published Professional Photographer located in Northern Virginia.
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