04 November 2007
"Goodbye Old Friend..." November 2007.
*Officially retired a favorite pair of Columbia all-terrain shoes. Footwear was probably 5 years old or so. Overpriced, but well worth the initial cost. These bad boys have been with me through trips to Italy, Jordan, Africa; including Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Senegal. Onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia, Paraguay, & along the West Coast of the US. I learned very early at my first newspaper staff job that there are two things you need to be a working photographer. A good light/flash meter and comfortable shoes. And from Boot Camp at Parris Island: "Take care of your feet and they'll take care of you..."
"Go early. Stay late. Get the uniform dirty..." -CG