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A friend of mine told me I better not stay up all night blogging.  But what am I doing?  Blogging.

I very briefly just wanted to share this really awesome shot that I got of someone I know…. Sweetheart, this girl.  Pensive.

I was very happy with this shot…

“enveloped in thought”

special thanks to the unsuspecting model… Tamara 🙂


them two…

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One of the cutest couples I’ve met…

“them two”

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May 27, 2010 at 12:41 am

on a different note…

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A few weeks ago as I was walking the lonesome downtown streets of El Paso, I came across this note on the sidewalk.  A lonely, discarded, forgotten note.  It is written in spanish.  Words are misspelled, there is no punctuation and it does not follow proper spanish grammar but it made for a wonderful shot.

“nota olvidada”


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I watched a delightfully depressing movie today.  I also watched a depressingly delightful movie yesterday.  I won’t mention the title to either because mostly everyone who dares read this blog… or even worse, this post, will most likely disagree and argue that either movie was in fact a lovely romantic comedy.

I will disagree and stand by my word; they were both delightfully depressing and depressingly delightful; then again I tend to have a biased view of romantic comedies and anything romantic in general… especially recently.  I have decided that I no longer believe in “love” or “people.”

I will narrate my disbelief in love with an excerpt from something I wrote about a year ago when I was barely coming to the realization that “Love” doesn’t exist…

“With time to waste and lots of road to cover, a friend of mine and I shared different opinions on such a universal topic that many people have used as a basis for literary works, music, and movies… “Love.””

I told her that the conclusion that I’d come to as my reason for questioning “Love,” was to convince myself of good relationships between two people.

I’ve yet to be convinced.  What she told me scared me even more.  She said, “What if the reason behind your constantly avoiding relationships has to do with you, and not really the idea of relationships itself?  It probably has to do with your being afraid of getting hurt.  And if that is the case, maybe that’s why you don’t want to let anyone close enough to hurt you, or worse, ‘love’ you.”

Having that in the back of my head constantly, is the best and worst thing I could have gained from my recent trip to Colorado.

Aside from that though, a few months later, I have come to yet another realization as to why I’m not too crazy about “Love” …

Why is it that two people who share so much in common and are dying to be with each other, can’t make it work??  If the love is there, and the attraction is there, why aren’t they together?  Shouldn’t it be “Love” that brings them together and sort of bonds them together indefinitely?

Apparently not.

And the part that sucks is that I look at and to these people for validation; I look to them for an example on how life in general should be.

So I’m stuck thinking, “If “Love” hasn’t worked for them, how is it supposed to work for me?””

My disbelief in people though, is mostly general.  It ranges anywhere from publicists and advertisement agents to any common person in general… I think most people can relate to that.  In terms of how any one person has disappointed another in his or her lifetime.

That’s what is wrong with me.  My idea of “Love” and “People (as a whole)” is a preconceived (negative) notion that I refuse to give up.

Anyway that was my recent rant.  I hope I didn’t depress anyone too badly.  And please speak up if you have any words of wisdom to help me, or arguments in general to any of my views.  Please.. (I need it).

But meanwhile, what would a post be if it didn’t have a picture… (the only thing that keeps me from total madness… photography)

“winter day”


sporadic weddings…

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As the title of this post suggests, there will continually be more of these “wedding” posts… sporadically; coming up from time to time.  The theme of such posts will be “Weddings.”  Every so often I will go to a wedding, will be an unofficial photographer and have no idea what to do with some of the “OK” shots.  These shots will be posted on this blog as normal posts under the name of the couple.  For reasons such as early Alzheimer’s, sleep deprivation, and/or my addiction to coffee (the last two contributing to the first), I have decided to post the first shots of my Wedding Photography in this post because I honestly forget the name of the girl in the first few shots, so I can’t very well name a post after her… or her significant other for that matter, because I never got to meet him.  After her are the two good pictures of Isaac and Lynette’s wedding I got.  And so, the introduction to BrokenLensCap’s Wedding Shots…!

Isaac and Lynette start here…


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“little wonders”

“Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours
Still remain”

-Rob Thomas

eyes they have…

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“lingering stare”

“Eyes they have, but they can see nothing”