24 August 2008

Ending the Week that was. August 24, 2008.

this was some week, spiritually, financially, emotionally, and when I had a little time in between, creatively. to say this week kicked my butt with some troubling personal issues is a grand understatement. but, as in the past, you learn to put on a happy face, dig-in and continue to march. thanks to the wonderful friends I have in and outside of the business, and those who were just willing to listen. I cannot illustrate how very humbling and enlightening it is to correspond with a colleague working in Beijing, another working in aviation in the southern part of the US, be acknowledged by an international recording artist during his show, or get into a deep, heartfelt discussion on world affairs with a handful of professional Muslim brothers at a weekend retreat in the area yesterday. Covered a few back to college campus move-in days, couple of early morning HS football practices, the opening of a "multi-gazillion dollar" library at West Point, and the three day retreat for Muslim men. Typical late summer work week in the news business...
Starting with my most peaceful and enjoyable moment of the past two weeks or so, from a free concert just today in the park here in my town. Got to see jazz percussionist Jeff Haynes and Ugandan recording artist Samite performing again only a few blocks from home.
Here's a brief slideshow with a few of my favorites from the past week or so. Starting off with the Gregg Allman image from a concert at Bethel Woods the weekend before, and even though I'm not a fan, I do know and appreciate that he's a big name in the business. Besides, shooting another concert long with a 300mm and 80mm-200mm zoom lenses on two camera bodies warrants some web time here. "Cheers..." -cg.

*(Use the arrows at the bottom of the player or click the image to scroll forward through the slideshow. Enable full screen viewing by clicking the 4-way arrow icon above the credits button at lower right of the player. )

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