Between my life as a Marine and a NYC subway cop I served over 30 years carrying everything from an M1 rifle to a Glock 9mm pistol and never shot anyone, never really needed to…till now.
Today I find myself needing to shoot people on a regular basis, with my Nikon D90.
As most people in my building can attest, weather permitting, I’m found early in the morning sitting on the beach with my Nikon on my knee.
I don’t have to tell you about surfers, gulls, terns, ospreys, or the crashing surf in the rising sun or the reflective waves in evening sunsets. Or simply the North Atlantic’s slate-blue shimmer that carries us to the horizon.
Yes, there is always something to shoot. When I take photos of people on the beach, I email or snail mail the shots to them, however the case may be. As you know I do this to put a smile on my own face, even someone else too, perhaps.
FYI: Costco’s charge for photos is thirteen cents a print, no postage or handling (as long as you order 4x6s and at least a dollars worth, larger sizes cost a bit more and require postage and handing.)
Yes, in this random-act-of-sefl-indulgence you can send ten prints by U.S. Postal Service through Costco for about a buck and a half. That means you can put a smile on a face for less than it costs to make that random-act-of-kindness purchase for the customer behind you at Starbucks.
I think this photo sharing has more legs than the Java-buy as the photo often finds itself magnet-fastened to a fridge to sip and savor with the eyes again and again. So, if you want to text or email a shot to someone as a favor but they are not cyberfolk, maybe consider Costco’s mailed prints. Here’s one Entry that hangs somewhere in my Fridge Foto Gallery:
Sometimes it’s hard to get someone to smile for the camera. Sometimes it’s something that I do inadvertently that causes a big grin. Here’s such a response:
One fine day I saw some people trying to retrieve their adventurous pooches up from the bay and onto their dock. I recorded the action in case the family would like to memorialize the event.