Anyway, today I went with two of my younger brother to help a family from our church put in a basketball (half) court. They're the family of one of our church's two elders, to be specific.
Truth be told, I didn't do that much, for at least two reasons:
1) I am a photographer, and if I was working the entire time, who would take photos?
2) With my brothers, the total number of people working on the concrete slab was...enough (I forget exactly how many).
As the adage goes, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." Or, too many helpers ruin the concrete." OK, that might not really be applicable in this situation, but there were enough people involved. However, that is not to say that I did absolutely nothing to assist the others; I helped them out a little bit.
The main thing I did while I was there was take photos...lots of them. 500+, in fact. (some I deleted while we were still there, so there were 500 when I got home).
I've deleted well over half now, but there are some (wait for it) that I really like!
Yes, you heard me correctly, even though I've been disappointed that for the most part, my photos are unspectacular, to say the least, I now have some more that I'm happy about.
No, they're not the coolest photos ever, and doubtless, you other photographers out there can take better photos than the ones I'm talking about, but at least I have something to be slightly pleased about now because a good photo subject presented itself.
I'll admit that I take pretty bad pictures, btw how many of you love me?
Next week (on the 11th), my family was going to be going to the family's house where we went to today, along with quite a few other people, since they (the Smiths) are having an open house.
Fortunately/unfortunately, we will be in Virginia at the time, because my parents are going to be at a couple's retreat. One one hand, I like to travel and stay at hotels, but on the other, I won't be able to go the open house. Hopefully I'll have some good photo opportunities in Williamsburg. If I do, I'll post my photos.
I think the following photo was one of the better ones.
Something I tried at home last night:
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