A lot of people in life talk about how hard some things are in their lives, and with all due respect those things are probably pretty difficult. Life is mostly a choice though, and to prove that today is Karl.
(Canon EOS5D Mark II, 160ISO, Canon EF24-70F2.8@42mm. 1/80th@F7.1. Canon 580EX Speedlight zoomed to 70mm behind the panel pointed into the wall set to 1/4 fired by pocket wizard. Canon 580EX Speedlight zoomed to 105mm to camera right about 10 feet, set to 1/32nd power to illuminate the controls on the front of the panel fired by pocket wizard)
Karl is 51 and has decided to go back to school to learn Aviation Technology. He found the program through Careerbuilder.com. Careerbuilder wanted to feature him in their print publication showing that anyone can make a change in their life, and they can help. It just goes to show that no matter where you are in life, you can always make a change to do what is right for yourself. If you want to learn a skill, take a class. If you've dreamed of doing something, try it. You never know what could happen.
(Canon EOS5D Mark II, 200ISO, Canon EF100F2.8Macro, 1/80th@F6.3. Single 580EX Speedlight set to 1/2 power fired by pocket wizard through a FotoRosa 16"Softbox above right of the camera. Canon 580EX Speedlight zoomed to 70mm set to 1/8th set on the table about 10 feet behind Karl fired by pocket wizard pointed into the wall for a little background fill.)
In these photos Karl is rebuilding the Fuel valve training console at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance here in Indianapolis. They had everything in this hangar for students to learn on. Engines, planes, cookies, gasoline..... lots of great stuff. Very similar to the Vincennes Aviation Technology Center at the Indianapolis Airport. Another great place to learn aviation. This is definitely a great story of chasing a dream though. No, it may not be chasing a girl across the world to fall in love, or winning the lottery, or even eating that 60oz steak in order to get it for free. But it's being proactive in one's life. There's not enough of that in the world these days. More Soon.
(Canon EOS5D Mark II, 200ISO, Canon EF100F2.8Macro, 1/80th@F6.3. Canon 580EX Speedlight shot into the wall behind the panel at 1/4th power zoomed to 70mm fired by pocket wizard. Canon 580EX Speedlight set to 1/8th power on the table about 6 feet to the left of Karl set to 1/16th power fired by pocket wizard to shed a little light on the control equipment.)
On a side note, I'd also like to wish all the dads out there a Happy Fathers day. I don't know where I'd be without my Dad.