Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Good Evening

John McQuiston Photograph
I played piano for more than an hour tonight. Just noodling around. I also went to the gym and drove to Isabel Avenue to try to catch the sunset with my camera. We didn't get much of one but it was worth the short drive from the gym to "The Kitchen," which is the nonsensical name of the county-owned preserve along Tampa Bay that offers the best venue near me to see sunsets unobstructed by power lines, light poles or buildings.

I've been telling myself that I need to reallocate some of the time I spend at the gym to more creative endeavors. I don't want to give you the impression that I'm a workout freak but I do spend an hour or so at the gym 4 to 5 times a week. I'm sorry to say I haven't been that devoted to my guitar, piano, video making or picture taking -- combined.

That needs to change. Working out is good for the body and the brain but it's more artistic pursuits* that enrich the soul. I'd have recorded some of the music but I haven't been able to get my new super powered, super cool and (relatively) super quiet new computer to record audio or play MIDI (computer music) files properly.

So you're spared that. But if the Flash plug-in in your browser works, you will be subjected to my attempts over the weekend to photograph bees and butterflies at The Kitchen. I include the sign not only to prove that I'm not making that up but because it stayed still enough that I'm reasonably confident that I got a clear focus on it.

* Note that I am pursuing art. I'm not saying I'm anywhere close to catching it.

1 comment:

Jim H. said...

Oh my - These a spectacular shots John!

Are you selling em yet?