While poking around on the internet yesterday I came across this quote, below. I’m not one for motivational messages or posters, but elements of the message resonated so I thought I’d pass it on for Thanksgiving…
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today
and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
There’s nothing better than discovering a patch of nice light and having a camera with you at the ready. Any camera will do. The photograph above was snapped with my iPhone at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland. For me, color photographs work best shot in light that’s warm, and even better when that light is complemented with nearby deep shadows. That helps create a mood that’s pleasing to my eye.
Carnaval in San Francisco was last Sunday, and whenever I’m there to make photographs, I always stop by the Puerto Alegre Bar on Bryant/25th and say hello to Alfonso.
Coming to the US from Jalisco, Mexico more than 40 years ago, Alfonso opened the Puerto Alegre five years later.
Yesterday I stopped by with photo bud Fernando, had a couple of Negra Modelos, bs’d about a company we both worked at many years ago, and made a portrait of Alfonso. Puerto Alegre is old school and a great place to hang out.