Purple Haze

  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter: 1/250 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D1H

Mobile, Alabama

Since I am heading back to Tuscaloosa in a few hours, I thought I would go ahead and post this image in case I am too tired to do it after the four-hour trip.

I figure you all are probably tired of Mobile photos, so this will probably be the last one of this series that I post for a while. This one was taken at the Mobile Yacht Club overlooking Mobile Bay yesterday evening, just minutes before the tree photo I posted. The color has been tweaked just a little, but it is more or less true to the original shot.

Tomorrow will begin a new year in Tuscaloosa, and I must admit that I am a little worried. Things haven’t gone so well for me over the past year, and I have enjoyed this brief respite from the depression that has dogged me for the past six months. Sometimes it is nice to leave town and escape from yourself for a while, and although I am looking forward to life getting “back to normal,” there are some aspects of my day to day life that I would just as soon leave behind.

There are so many things that I would like to do over the next year — so many dreams that I would like to fulfill — but sometimes they seem as dull and lifeless as the Black Warrior River when I am back in town. I guess if I had one New Year’s resolution to make it would be to keep a little magic in every day just for myself, to sustain me through the dry periods. If I manage to keep that one little resolution, the rest should take care of themselves.

On a side note, for those of you who leave comments, I have started trying to be better about responding to each of you. If you don’t get a personal email from me, check back in the previous day’s comments… I probably wrote something to you there 🙂

Music of the day: Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

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