This image was taken back in 2003 while on a road trip along the West Coast. I spent 3 wonderful weeks on the road, camping at different locations and making every effort to connect with the people and the area. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and would love to experience that a few more times. I had just purchased my first digital camera, a Nikon D100, and still own it.
I had just been laid off after about 27 years as an electronic technician/engineer. Burned out with the work and wanting to move on to something else, I hung up a shingle as a photographer. The grand visions were just pipe dreams because I had no idea how to get there, or where “there” really was, so I just wandered. I made money with portraits and weddings but making a living was not happening and eventually took the shingle down. The dream is still there but I now have the reality of how much work is involved. I feel I’m in a better place in my life, both as a person and as a photographer. I’m more aware of my strengths and weaknesses, what I’m capable of doing and what I have yet to learn. Anyway, enough rambling. Hope you enjoy the image.