Thanks to my internal clock that refuses to let me sleep in, I was fortunate enough to partake in my favorite Palm Springs activity: my morning walk. Palm Springs’ morning walks differ from others because you really need to get out there before the sun is too high in the sky and you dry up and no one notices your chalky bones on the ground because everyone thinks they’re part of the desert decor. Every morning around 7 I slipped out the door and out of the gated community to explore other neighborhoods on foot while my husband steadily snored away.
This trip I took my camera with me with the intention of creating a cutting edge photo-blog of my explorations. Donning my best photo-journalist air, I scouted opportunities for shots that would reveal the real Palm Springs. I crouched low to the ground, played with angles, ran off little boys who were in my way, all in the effort of creating a masterpiece. My husband downloaded my pieces of art into the computer and I began to review my work. My work reminded me of something… mostly the fact that I have zero photography experience or knowledge, and that my requirements for my new camera were that it be small, cute, and preferably pink.
While most of my efforts I would not even show my family, you know, the people who will patiently look at all pictures presented to them, my best attempts are what I will only share with you, dear reader.
Where are your favorite places to wander? What places have you learned to love? What color is your camera?