- Aperture: f/7.1
- Focal Length: 34mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter: 1/125 sec
- Camera: NIKON D7000
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Years ago, I left the writing world to pursue my first love, photography. I started this blog, made a lot of new friends, and had a lot of fun.
Of course, life has a way of changing, when you least expect it. I’ve moved three times since then. Lost seven cats — four to death, three to a breakup. Lost the house, lost the guy, lost a lot.
Gained a sense of self. Because you see, I had never known life without being the other half of someone else’s sentence. I started traveling, and occasionally, I would see a glimpse in a mirror of a girl I liked better. She was smart and confident, but most of all, she was independent.
Of course, right about that time, I took a staff newspaper job and traded my freedom for security.
And in a way, that’s why I’m here tonight, at 3 a.m., when I have to be up for work in 2.5 hours. Because I realized that I miss my carefree days as a photographer.
I was a writer because people said I was good at it. I was a photographer because I loved it. Big difference.
Over the next few weeks, I think I will redesign the blog. Update it to suit the modern era a bit more. Add in the usual social media bells and whistles.
And just as it did the first time, I hope it will restore a bit of happiness to my life.
About the image
The sun sets on Dauphin Island, Alabama. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)