A Power Station Secured

A few days ago, after a long period of thinking, research, desire, and anticipation, I bought a DSLR camera, a Nikon D5000 to be precise, and as I previously mentioned, I thought I would go out for an inaugural runĀ  by getting a better picture of the neon cross that I previously took with my cell phone camera. In doing so, I became the embodiment of John Lennon’s lyric “life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans,” which is to say that the neon cross was not lit on this particular evening. Refusing to be a victim of circumstance, I decided to cruise back to a power station that has also been on my agenda as a subject for a few pics. So, without further ado, I give you an impromptu series of photos that I will call “Barbed Wire Nightmare” nahhh, scratch that, hmmmm… how about “A Power Station Secured”

5 Responses to “A Power Station Secured”

  1. Melissa  

    So amazing what a good camera (and photographer, of course!) will do! That power station has never looked so interesting the hundred or so times I’ve driven past it… Very nice! My one question… are you going to share with Elena??? : )

  2. Anthony Velez  

    Thanks for the compliment Melissa, and yes a good camera is amazing, but what I am amazed by is how much better my pictures can be once I really learn to use and unlock its potential. Of course, I hope I will also be unlocking my own creative potential as well, as often a medium and artistic vision are intertwined.

    As far as Elena is concerned… eventually.

  3. Simon  

    Dude, those are sweet! You’ll laugh when you see the piece of crap I am carrying with me on this trip! :-)

  4. Anthony Velez  

    Thanks Simon! Actually, I just finished reading a book by a professional photographer who takes great pleasure in using a compact camera to take high caliber shots, but I have to admit, he didn’t call his compact a piece of crap, which probably means that it’s high end for its type. Whatever the case may be, a crappy camera is better than no camera at all. In fact, I have been using the camera on my phone to take a bunch of pictures. Sometimes I just wanna play with framing and composition.

  5. Simon  

    Trust me, I would never call my camera a piece of crap, but it’s damaged and Canon are going to give me a new one, but I couldn’t get that sorted in time for my trip to Italy, so I purchased a cheap one for a hundred and forty Euros. Its not that bad, but in terms of what I usually use, its absolutely a piece o’ crap :-)