Monday, April 28, 2014

ChessHeads - Downtown Colorado Springs

The desire to be great can consume me sometimes.  I have often heard that comparison is the thief of joy.  There are some amazing photographers out there with the ability to control light, draw focus and convey emotion though their photography.  It can often be overwhelming to try and be all that all at once.  I struggle to remember sometimes to BE MYSELF!

Friday I headed out to run a quick errand and clear my head.  It had been a long week.  The photographic goal was to capture something simple and well lit.  Instead I had a conversation with two gentlemen playing chess downtown.  

"We can talk about anything under the sun except this game's strategy", I was told.  Overall what really impressed me was their ability to discuss anything under the sun.  I didn't always follow the conversation but it drew me out of my comfort zone and helped me get to know these two men.

After a couple words, and confirming that I wasn't working for a paper they agreed to let me snap a couple pictures.

Chess

Chess

Chess

Chess

Once I was home I "stopped to smell the roses" and snapped a couple pictures right outside my front door.  These little guys are usually the first to pop up and the last to leave.

First Flowers

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