Each week, typically on Sundays, I usually wake up, grab a cup of black coffee and sit in front of a blank screen, prepared to give a somewhat lucid tutorial about how I created the photograph posted in that specific blog. This, I must admit, is no easy task. Some days I stare deep into the LCD without a thought in my brain. Eventually, I somehow stir up some creative writing abilities and spew out an article worthwhile to readers in over 100 countries. Stressful, you bet. Why do I put myself through this torture? Easy. I love photography and even more, I love to share with the world the tips, tricks and techniques of taking professional level photographs. Today, on the other hand, has been the most difficult blog that I have NEVER considered writing.
I'm writing today from a new MacBook Pro. It's the grandaddy of the new lineup. 17" monitor with all of the bells and whistles. If you are a focused reader of this blog you would know that I am no fan of the laptop, regardless of its capabilities. So, why then am I banging away at the keys of this machine? It was my brother Tommy's newest purchase for his rapidly growing business. Tommy Murphy passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident a few weeks ago, specifically on May 27, 2011. Now, without my explanation, you probably know why I haven't posted in the last few weeks. I knew I would sit here after that awful day and write something in his honor. My mind just couldn't put all of the pieces together. Today I decided to procrastinate no more. Readers want content and I have a duty to fulfill. Rather than sit here and write some dreary, miserable story, about that day in late May, I decided to write something a bit more positive, a celebration if you will.
Without further ado, Tommy Murphy and his adventures (the abridged version of course).
...did I forget to mention such significant figures such as Tommy's favorite aunt Theresa, cousin Laura Francomb and the infamous Tom Caruso?