Yesterday I was at summer concerts at the park with my friends from high school. When I was in high school I was in band and played trumpet. This was my first introduction of belonging to a community that I’m still part of to this day. Music also helped me cope with the struggles I had growing up. It helped me cope with my abusive parents and come to terms with my homosexuality. I still have deep connections with my fellow band mates to this day. Up above is The San Diego Concert Band setting up for the concert. The conductor of the band is my old band director from high school, Roy Anthony Jr.
But before the concert, there was a picnic reunion with some band members. I didn’t feel like talking to anyone because I felt I had nothing to talk about. Now that I’m going through recovery, I feel like I’m not very useful to people. I don’t like talking about myself when I have to find a creative way of saying, “I’m not working and just writing blog posts at the moment..”
It’s not an easy park to get in and out of because it’s tucked away in the hills of La Mesa. This was my first time visiting this park. It’s a good size park (53 acres) with hiking trails, playground, amphitheater, canine corner and shaded picnic areas.
I was really intrigued with the hiking/jogging paths. I took a lot of photos in that area do the park. I just loved looking at the landscape of the park.
There were so many picturesque sections of the park and having my Shoulderpod was really helpful for me. I could grip the phone with two hands and take really stable pictures. I used the wide angle lens from my olloclip because I was shooting square format pictures with ProCamera 7.
I had my cane with me so I could really go to far and explore like I wanted too. But taking these photos helped me cope and realised I want to travel and take photos. All I really need is my iPhone and iPad to do this and the mobile gear which is light and easy to carry with me. Oh and a few cloud services to store my photos and edits. It’s a dream to be able to travel, take photos and write…