I have been having an ongoing conversation with a great photographer in the Los Angeles area about marketing, promotion and advertising in our profession. He photographs people and is awesome at what he does. I mentioned that I don’t shoot enough personal work or just play with techniques as much as I used to. Well, I did today. I must have been feeling nostalgic. I found an old pair of my Converse High Tops that I just couldn’t throw away or donate. I haven’t worn them in years. I uncovered my 1962 VW in the garage and was only going to drive to the post office which is only a mile from my home. I ended up cruising down the coast with the top open for miles. Stopped at Swamis Beach and admired the ocean. I must have needed it. When I got home, I shot this image. Not ground breaking or difficult but it fit the day perfectly. I played a little today! It is now Midnight exactly and I am getting so much work done. Sometimes we accomplish more when we pause and play.