Heavy Duty




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For those of you who hold my wife in high esteem- as I tend to do most days- I must tell you she is, indeed, fallible. She actually had the audacity to question my judgement when I stated I was going out to take photos. “Why not wait awhile? It will be golden hour soon”, she said. I hate when someone echoes my own words back at me. Golden Hour! I taught her that. And now she feels the need to question my judgement, restrict my creativity? I gave her the famous Emilio Pasquale stare that has left people quaking in their boot heels in the past. “Well,” she said, “if you’re not going to listen to me I might as well go along for the ride”. Not only did she not quake, she collared and leashed the neurotic chihuahua we’re dog sitting and brought her along, too! Her name is Beach (not my wife’s. The dog’s.) which I think is chihuahuan for “bitch” and she is. (I hope no children are reading or any one else easily offended by that title.) Every time I got out of the car to take a few shots, the Beach would shake and whine until I returned and would then jump onto my lap and attempt to lick the flesh from my face. At one of my last stops I found this row of “machines”. My wife laughs that I call them machines. But I am the one laughing now for once we got back home and after about a half hour of post processing, she said, “that looks better than I thought it would”. Which, I know, does not mean she thinks it is any good. But that is about the most I will get from her whenever I prove her wrong. So now I feel vindicated. Even though I had to make my own dinner that night.
And clean up after myself.
So please feel free to visit Photos By Emilio where you can read all the nice comments people have written about my wife in the past.

21 thoughts on “Heavy Duty

    1. Photography is not relaxing. It is hard work. That is what I told my wife and she is very happy to bring me a glass of wine whenever I return from shooting! I go out shooting as often as possible! 😉


    1. That would be fun. But don’t bring the bike. She wants one and I’ve told her I don’t. If she gets one I will always worry!


  1. I love your stories Emilio, and your wife sounds like a fun person to be with. 🙂 Your photo of the machines looks really great, perfect composition and really great post processing!


    1. There you go again, praising my wife. I can’t let her see this comment. She’ll get a swelled head and expect me to genuflect or something. I know it!


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