Monday, October 16, 2017
Psychedelic at the Festival - Just One Photo
This won't be a long story, I promise. The doctor gave me these drugs.
For the second night, in a row, I went and shot photos at the Kin Matsuri.
Saturday, I took one of these pills, slept for 3 hours and, went to work.
They said, "Don't operate any machinery, until you feel used to the stuff."
That's why, I took a long nap. A camera, on a tripod isn't really all that heavy.
At the matsuri, I tried avoiding beer because, I wasn't sure it would be a good idea.
Eventually, I caved and, tossed a few before the fireworks even got started.
Then, shot a bunch of fireworks and, went out drinking beers until 2 AM.
Skipping the nighttime dosage, I slept fairly well.
Next morning, I did an internet search on Lyrica, the pain killer, they gave me.
Oops. You shouldn't consume alcohol or, only drink in moderation if, you have to.
Well, moderation, to me, would be, no more that 20 and no less than 17 beers.
Just kidding. Taking the dosage the pretty doctor, put me on, I won't be drinking at all.
Pain killers and I, don't exactly, get along with each other, I told the doctor.
Why in hell, anybody would want their brain numbed beats me.
Figure out, what's causing the pain and, fix it. Numskulls.
Anything stronger than Aspirin, is too much, for me. Beer can make me numb.
With two women in the room (wife and doctor) telling me, I need these drugs, I groaned.
There's no sense getting in an argument with experts, who know everything about anything.
So, I'm taking this medicine for the next two weeks. I had to make a promise.
No heavy lifting. Can't lift a cement block, over my head 150 times a day.
That would be dangerous, with a numb skull and psychedelics on your mind.
One hundred and fifty push-ups, a day, doesn't sound too bad, though.
All hopped-up on medicines, I'm going through about 300 photo files, for developing.
The bright light and colors was really getting to me, today. Dizzying.
Every 20 minutes or so, I went outside for a break and, a smoke, usually.
Do ten push-ups for each cigarette, you smoke and, it adds up to 150, quickly.
Without cleaning-up the images, I put 50 or more, in a Facebook album.
This one, had some editing done, to remove the smoke, trailing behind the explosion.
Some psychedelic GIF animations, could be in the making, at a later date.
For now, I'm limiting my work, to things which are simple and enjoyable.
Some reporter, wanting to interview me, had to be told, to go find someone else.
A guy, like me, might say something offensive, when taking mind-bending drugs.
We, wouldn't want that to happen, would we ?
Camera: Pentax K1
Lens: Pentax 18-250 at 18 MM
Exposure: f/11 1/sec ISO 100
Location: Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan
Date and Time: OCT 10 2017 8:58 PM