First things first. Team Liberti has arrived!!!! Second, apparently the people on the team are taking bets as to who will make the photo of the day first. So, I must say sorry for not posting anyone’s photo today. But, it’s because I don’t have photoshop installed on my computer just yet. I still have to set it up, as I just laid my hands on it for the first time late yesterday. Oh the excitement of new toys!
So, do you want to hear a great story. I just received my replacement computer!!!! What joy and excitement right!? Hold your horses mac fans. Don’t put the cart before the horse just yet. I didn’t say it was working. I am extremely grateful to those who dealt with the the seth insanity of figuring out what to do when my laptop stopped working about a month and a half ago. I’ve lived for a month and a half with out my Mac. But I must say that I did have a computer which I was able to use. Thank you Lydia for allowing me to use your computer all the time, and I mean all the time. Oh the pain and suffering I went through, you all will never know. However, my replacement is here, and the only glitch is this… there are important keys on the keyboard which are shot. But with the wonderful technology we have today, I am currently typing on a spanish keyboard plugged in to my computer with a usb port, and I’m configuring my fingers to type in new ways on that keyboard. So my solution to fix this problem is this: Today I will brave the computer tiendas/stores (there are a lot of them) in search of an external keyboard for use with my computer. Honestly, it shouldn’t be that hard. I will also call Apple and make sure to straighten out this issue with my keyboard. Moving on now from my frustration and venting, I am ready to move on to the photo of the day!
These two photos were taken shortly before Jesse Rahn left us here in Peru to return to the states. Jesse is in each photograph standing in the middle. In the right photograph between Andrew and me, and the left photograph between Julia and Lydia. The reason I’m posting these photos is not because I think I look good in this photo. If I were to be so vain I would have cropped out everyone else and let my beauty shine. That’s a joke. I have posted this photo because, this kind of photography, tourist photography is really only one of the few photo industries in Arequipa Peru. These were taken in the main plaza where most of the tourists come to visit. Photographers are dressed up like tourists, because apparently they are not allowed to charge to take someone’s picture. Each photo cost about six soles, or 2 US dollars. If this is the one of the few photo industry in Arequipa, then what hope does Axshel have to learn more about photography or even put photography to a good use if he so decides to pursue photography. I can’t say what Axshel will do when he gets older, but my hope is this: should he decide to pursue a job in photography, I want him to be prepared for any opportunity, not just be able to take a simple photograph. Which is why, when I go to Lima, I intend to find out more options for photography jobs for someone in the photography field in Peru.
The above photos are nice memories for people, and don’t get me wrong. Without the man in the square, I wouldn’t have this memory of serving in Peru with my wonderful friends. These photographs have their place, but my hope is that any person I teach photography to would be able to shoot these photographs in their sleep, and also shoot the cover for Time Magazine.