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Be Strong, Be Confident, Be Successful

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Newport Bridge Blog

Why are photographers so interested in images of bridges and or piers, I know I am guilty of this fascination. Maybe it’s the strength of the ocean or Mother Nature pounding against the structure, maybe it’s because no matter what life throws at the structure it doesn’t give an inch, maybe it’s a metaphor for life? Like in life your ability to weather any storm or situation truly depends on how deep your rooted like the base of the pier or bridge if your deeply connected in either your faith, beliefs, family, or what grounds you in life, gives you the foundation to ride out the storms and set backs of life and come out of them stronger than ever and ready with the new found confidence to handle the next storm in life. Be strong, be confident, be diligent, and be successful.

Crazy Texas Weather

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I love Texas weather in the spring time because it’s unpredictable and crazy! Just like the old joke says; if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a minute! That’s is so true, when I arrived in Laredo Texas down by the border of Mexico it was 90 degrees, the very next day the high was 58 degrees! So, your asking how do I pack for this type of weather, the answer is… you don’t you buy what you need when you need it.

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Parade Floats Are Cool!

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Parade floats are cool for so many reasons, first; just the sheer creation of the concept of the float and how it works all the engineering that goes into the float, second; the creative minds who think up the float design that is the finished product that we see with all the colors, lights, music, the visual elements, and thirdly; to me the execution of all aspects of the float experience the people who put all the bells and whistles together so we can enjoy the float rolling down the road during the parade. This float I captured during The Texas State Fair and this was to highlight the Chinese Lantern exhibit they had at the fair grounds. I love the colors and just the delight to experience these modern marvels every year at the State Fair of Texas nightly parade.

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Life’s Thrill Rides…

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Fear the great motivator to either do something or not to do it? I love going to amusement parks, state fairs, or local carnivals something about the atmosphere and the food, I love the smell of the worst food on earth. The rides have always intrigued me too, maybe its the thrill the ride offers the riders or maybe its the NASCAR mentality where you know a wreck could happen at any moment that’s why they are called “thrill” rides. I do enjoy the typical roller coaster with it’s steep incline and rapid descent into turn after turn, but I know I’m attached to a rail, which for some reason makes me think I’m safer, or am I? Life is similar to a “thrill” ride it’s a short time we are here and it’s exciting too see if we make it to the end of our journey without the major disaster in life. Watching our life unfold knowing that we did or did not accomplish all that we hoped for or did we come to the end of our journey filled with disappointment and regret? I challenge you to reevaluate where you are and what changes can you make to make sure your journey ends with found memories and experiences that you can be proud of and one that your family can say your life was a full of accomplishments, a life with few regrets, a life you’d be proud for your family to emulate, a life God will say good job, you ran a good race.

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The Beach & Pop Culture

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While laying on a beach in Progreso Mexico with a Corona in one hand and my camera in the other, I wonder why the beach as a lifestyle so popular again, it was in the 60’s and now it’s at the top of pop culture consciousness again. Next to love and broken hearts the beach is in so many songs, books, movies, advertising, it’s a lifestyle now marketed to the max! I must admit it does strike me as a little funny growing up in San Diego where it was our normal for ever, it wasn’t a fad, it was who we were and who we still are, beach bums til the end, we just have better accessories now. I thought if the universe kept everything even based on what you deserved or how much work you invested into your jobs, you would live with the results, for me I should have ended up in a trailer park in Chula Vista married to a Wal-Mart cashier thank God the universe was kind to me and I did exceed that expectation 🙂 I’m still near a beach just took me 30 years to get back to my roots. Have you ever looked back on your life and said….How did I end up here or That was an interesting journey or like I say every day, God Thank You for all the blessings in my life!
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A Walk In The Park

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Another morning in the park as we rolled through the holidays and now New Years is almost here; I can always find a moment of peace in my backyard. I love my neighborhood park, my urban oasis, not sure the correct term, but Cottonwood Park is a awesome little city park in Dallas County that is very family friendly with activities such as fishing, picnicking, court sports, pool, and massive play area. This park has the feeling of the great Texas outdoors complete with wildlife and natural history, it’s also home to the world renowned Cottonwood Art Festival, artist from all over the country and the world return year after year to show their latest works of art, and it’s a great show. This amazing Texas Park offers some of the best Texas has to offer with plenty of things to do while soaking up the sun and scenery as you escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This is where you can find me almost every day while I’m in Dallas; getting my daily exercise and meditation time in before the interruptions of my daily life kicks in. Stop and listen, your oasis is calling…

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I Love Christmas

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I love Christmas Eve services and my favorite is at Grace Church in Plano Texas, it’s a candlelight service that ends at midnight. There is something peaceful, beautiful, and magical about your day calmly coming to an end and you can feel the transition from Christmas Eve into Christmas Day it feels like a rebirth in many respects, I feel a true dawning of a new day, a new life coming to light from within. Merry Christmas to all and to all may the blessing from the Lord rain down on your family.