The header on Pipeline right now is from my kindergarten photo. Last night was the first time I had ever seen it. For some reason it is the only class photo missing from my parents’ books, and I just assumed it lost to the ages until a friend from grade school that I reconnected with at my reunion sent it to me along with other reunion photos. I thought that was pretty cool. Unfortunately he also sent our middle school class picture, which I would have preferred I never see again. The old header photo had been up awhile, and I figured I’d throw a part of this photo up till I came up with something else. I have good intentions to have more variety of headers, hopefully quality variety, but intentions never get me there as much as they should.
Yes, I am in the picture. No, I am not the kid with the glasses.
The old picture was taken at KellyR’s wedding on the Oregon coast. NateD is standing at the mic, giving it a last test minutes before a wedding that concluded exactly as the sun dipped into the water. It was a great moment and an incredible visual scene that unfolded gradually as we emerged out of the brush of the camp and looked across the sand towards him. I wish the photo wasn’t so washed out, something I attribute firstly to lack of skill and equipment on my part, and also the fact that I’m shooting into the sun. I didn’t have this impression at the time, but seeing the photo always makes me think of those atomic tests they used to do in the Pacific.