Another forgotten photograph rescued from the archives

Here is one of my favourites from Dallas:

Dallas, Texas, November 2003


Photo tip: Leaving the shutter open for 13 seconds allowed car lights to transform into light trails. It was necessary to stop the aperture down to f/11 to prevent overexposure at ISO 100.

That was a weird trip. For some reason so obscure as to be unknown even to me, I decided to go to a gun range and learn how to shoot a Glock 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. This was Texas, after all. I thought it would be fun, like bowling only louder, but firing a handgun was actually one of the more emotionally sickening experiences I have put myself through. With every shot, all I could think of was an innocent person dying from a wayward bullet on the street, their life and future snuffed senselessly and tragically. I was happy to return home the next day. The only shooting I plan to do from now on is with a camera.

Comments

markoos said…
wow. deep. failr enough though. guns are the root of all that is evil in this world.... that and religion.
Sassan Sanei said…
...and guns used in the name of religion...
Just D said…
I'm not a big fan of Dallas actually. It was okay for weekend getaways with the (now ex) husband, but I wouldn't want to live there. The worst part was seeing the homeless people living under bridges. I wonder if they carried guns.

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