Back in late August, I was driving from New Mexico to Oklahoma to visit my Dad, who at age 95 was in a nursing home, and having severe medical problems. Shortly after I started the trip I was notified that he had passed away. About an hour later, I was gifted this beautiful sunset which now serves as a poignant reminder of my Dad … of a life well-lived, and now free.
What a beautiful car! Normally, I prefer trucks and Jeeps when it comes to my own vehicle, but this one definitely caught my eye. So I guess G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) can apply to things other than cameras.
A couple of days ago I took our car in for service, and while waiting to talk to the “service guy” I was parked right next to this. It’s hard to tell from the photo but the paint is a matte finish in dark gray, and then of course there’s the yellow trim … racing stripes down the side and on the hood. This is the Mercedes Benz V8 BiTurbo and it is a mean looking machine. Of course it will set you back close to $100,000! (Way beyond my budget.) 🙂
As soon as I finished getting my car checked in, I grabbed my Fuji X70 and snapped a few images concentrating mainly on the wheel detail. That gold brake caliper is so gorgeous I would hate to ever use the brakes and get it dirty. If you look closely, the silver part in the lower right is the disc which I was told is made of ceramic.
The beauty of this little X70 is that it fits easily into my jacket pocket, yet puts out those beautiful X-Trans images from its APS-C sensor. Once again I’ve shown myself that the best camera is the one you have with you. You never know when that next photo op will appear.
No doubt, life can be chaotic at times. Do you ever feel like a leaf in a wild whitewater river, being swept along utterly out of control? Just remember to look for a rock to cling to, a momentary respite from the maelstrom.
But life does go on, so catch your breath, rest a moment, and prepare for the next challenge that is sure to come. And think how boring it would be without these trials to test us.
I found this scene in a small public park in Buena Vista, Colorado.