Tuesday, January 24, 2017

@TAZCABLESNAPS Gasperilla, Tampa 2017 Saturday 28th

Well it's right around the corner. The ship is coming closer to the bay everyday. Every year the Pirates take over Tampa in a beautiful style, followed by a large drunken parade and celebration. Gasperilla Mates!

I will be walking the parade route and grabbing some festive SNAPS for my collection and others to have and share.

If you would like for me to swing by your parade watching spot for some photographs call me and we can set it up!
 Stay tuned to Saturday's Post for all the SNAPS & Stories! I'm so excited! I love Gasperilla.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

We Are Going To Assateague Island Home Of The Wild Ponies

Wood E. Wagon and I have planned our first shooting trip and destination. Assateague Island in Maryland. I had wanted to do this when I first got Wood E and it didn't work out. My plan now is to be there a week camping in the Assateague Island National Park.

As of now I will be leaving Tampa Bay, Florida Area and working my way north. Do you have any suggestions for me to spot and experience or photograph along the way?
 (Email me taz@tazcable.com)

This is all I know so far!

The Best Time to go is Mid May to October. I have to be back in Tampa by October so I was thinking of June or July. Depending on other events and festivals that I have planned to attend.

This is from Assateague Island National Park web site:
Assateague Island is managed by three official park agencies. Assateague Island National Seashore is cared for and managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources. Visitors to the park in Virginia enjoy the beach plus find opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (established in 1943). The beach, wildlife, dunes, wetlands & marsh islands are protected for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment.
Reach the beachIn 1962, Assateague Island National Seashore was established for the purpose of protecting Assateague Island in the states of Virginia and Maryland. The National Park Service and Fish & Wildlife Service help protect Assateague Island's splendor. Assateague Island National Seashore is administered to provide for recreational use and enjoyment consistent wiI will th the perpetuation and maintenance of the seashore's natural environment. Assateague is vital for resting and feeding migratory shorebirds and other abundant bird species. Over 320 species of birds can be found here. Assateague Island is a priceless seashore ecosystem and a sustainable resource that all visitors can appreciate.
Assateague cruisesAssateague Island is a great vacation destination within easy reach for many East Coast residents. Sightseeing cruiseskayak tours, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and other activities continually make this a paradise for visitors that enjoy outdoor recreation. 

I have always like horses - I hope camping on the beach where they run wild they will get buck wild and I can grab some pretty cool photos. 

The only thing is I can;t see where the horses are playing - happy - I don't see that in any of the pictures. Either way I still wanna go even if it's just to camp on the beach! 
I will continue my research and keep you updated!

A Dollar To Shoot On & A Dollar For The Shoot

At this Moment of January 18th 2017 I feel like I have met my ultimate opportunity. I don't think I have ever - in my life been my complete self. Depending on when you met me you could have a broad story to tell.
WOOD E WAGON's Current Crest (My Home/RV/Office)

I so wanted to be famous. A kid from the guts of hillbilly trying to be something - he wasn't. Being ridiculed as a youngster at Lanier Elementary for being different, I have lived life on the defense. I am so glad to be in a state of mind now that allows me to be innovative, marching to my own drum. Finally it doesn't matter who likes me, yet it's important who likes my work. My Work! My! Work! My Work. It's not an idea that I created or my concept that I am trying to sell it's - My Work!

I have always wanted a talent. ( Taz Cable Wall Of Fame: Dishwasher, Popcorn Popper, Dancer, Female Impersonator (once OK twice) , Travel Agent. Marketer, Brander, Internet TV Personality, Radio Personality, Show Host, Brander) OK so I have talent but I always want to be an Artist. Why? I am so glad that #MYride slowed me down enough for me to see, photography. Who cares if I die broke but happy to have photographed the people, places and things I have on my career path.

As long as my battery is charged, my lenses are clean, my Photo Shelter account is paid, I have gas food and {STUFF}, the library has internet and computers then @TAZCABLESNAPS is open, creating and traveling.     You never know sometimes I may just take A Dollar To Shoot or A Dollar For The Shoot.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

And Then It Clicked - I think I finally figured it out: Calm Down

WOW! What a crazy three or for weeks it has been in my head. Well, for 44 years it has been a shit show in Nogginville for me, I've learned to manage it a little better these days. Sometimes still I let it show a little.

When I first started SNAPS I have been so programmed the last few years to create a "concept" that I was trying to do that. I was making it more difficult than it should have been. Bottom line is I want to live in Florida when it's cold other places and I want to see the USA. Now I will see the USA much clearer. Through a lens and capture everything I see and capture every personality I meet along the way.

So here it is. The program that I figured out was just to allow myself develop as a photographer. That is it! Just be. Let that set in a second. Just Be. WOW. Feels good to say and hear too huh?

I am just gonna let my new found career just happen. I love the things I have experienced behind the camera in the past - so let the journey begin.

I am looking for some folks in the Tampa Bay Area, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater or St. Pete that would like to spend a little time with me and my camera. I do prefer to shoot outdoors and in active environments - but willing to entertain anything or photography situation. .

My current plan is for Wood E. Wagon and I to continue our winter residency at Caladesi RV Park, Palm Harbor until the end of March and the first of April before we head north up the coast and then into the great lakes before fall. If the big trip doesn't work out this year I plan to be near and around music festivals and city festivals all over the country taking Holly Hail Damage (My Toyota) and Wood E from time to time.

So I am looking forward and focused to grow as a photographer and having you along for this journey. Feels good to have focus. Feels good not to be a concept  but an Artist, just a photographer.

Until Next Time,
Make Life Happen