On The Best Laid Plans

On The Best Laid Plans

By |2012-09-10T14:01:56+00:00Sep 3rd, 2012|

If there is one lesson that I’ve learned in my years attending Photoshop World, it’s that you should never count on making solid plans. There are simply too many friends with even more plans being concocted that the best course of action is to simply go with the flow. You’ll certainly fall into a current and be taken out to some sea.

Today is a sterling example. About the only certain thing I knew of was waking up to a text message from +RC Concepcion telling me to meet him at the hotel diner for breakfast. That turned into a caravan of 10 or so photographers barreling away from Vegas to the ghost town of Nelson. After four or so hours of shooting and baking in the 108 degree sun, +Jacob Lucas, +Barb Cochran, +Kathy Porupski and I were cruising out to Valley of Fire to shoot a gorgeous, cloud-filled sunset.

Did I have a remote clue that this is how my day would play out? Not at all. Did I miss out on meeting up with other people who were doing their own fun things – definitely. But that’s Photoshop World and, even more so, that’s Vegas, baby!

Let the good times roll!


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  1. Jacob Lucas September 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Fun group photo!

  2. Brian Matiash September 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    +Jacob Lucas Shut up.

  3. Barb Cochran September 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks, +Brian Matiash, for such a fun afternoon! What a great way to kick off PSW!

  4. Jacob Lucas September 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Hahaha you're right. I should call it as it is. Terrible image.

  5. Adam Butler September 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply


  6. Michael Sheehan September 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Kathy p and Rc are good friends of mine in tampa and YOU are my mandatory Friday night viewing inspiration. Would have loved to be there with you all! Yes that's psw!

  7. Brian Matiash September 3, 2012 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    +Michael Sheehan I don't think I've ever been anyone's mandatory Friday night viewing – Thanks for that! We'll do it again at PSW Florida in March for sure!

  8. Michael Sheehan September 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    I really enjoy your inspiring videos. Love to meetup in march.

  9. Barb Cochran September 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Is it just me? I'me beat! Was it the 108 degrees of shadeless heat? or was it the none stop laughter and shooting those incredible red rocks?

  10. Brian Matiash September 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    +Barb Cochran No, it's not you. It's the thoughts of +Jacob Lucas giving hand jobs.

  11. Kathy Porupski September 4, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Awesome group group shot of a wonderful group of adventure's… thanks for the company and invite to hang with you guys. It was a perfect day of shooting despite the 108+ degree heat and as you said sometimes the best plans are the unexpected ones… :-) thanks +Brian Matiash and +Jacob Lucas for such a great day!    

  12. Jacob Lucas September 4, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    What happens in (or around) Vegas stays in Vegas.

  13. Barb Cochran September 4, 2012 at 12:09 am - Reply

    All I can say is you'll never look at any turbulence the same again …. "Ladies and gentlemen, fasten those seatbelts…it's going to get rough"

  14. Kathy Porupski September 4, 2012 at 12:16 am - Reply

    I know nothing… ;-)

  15. Kathy Porupski September 4, 2012 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Fastening my seat belt, closing my eyes and plugging in my head phones… LOL! 

  16. Brian Matiash September 4, 2012 at 12:34 am - Reply

    +Barb Cochran Can I get an extra blanket please?

  17. Saara Gem September 4, 2012 at 1:21 am - Reply

    nice pic.good post

  18. Rafey Yousuf September 4, 2012 at 2:43 am - Reply

    a 1 post

  19. Kamran Kami September 4, 2012 at 3:21 am - Reply

    vvvvvv  nice pic

  20. alarbi sami September 4, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    yas agood

  21. Swapan Kumar Manna September 4, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    woh nice taking

  22. Shawn Highfill September 4, 2012 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Sounds like a blast. Have fun. Hope everyone takes your advice. 

  23. Alain Limoges September 4, 2012 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Great shot. Reminds me of the final scene of the Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere" video. :)

  24. Katelyn McCallum September 4, 2012 at 6:44 am - Reply

    108 degrees….eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww

  25. Miriam Willie September 4, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    is this still photoshop?  pls wanna know

  26. Kathy Porupski September 4, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Amazing day yesterday and wonderful way to start the morning… Already cracking up and laughing at you +Brian Matiash. Better make that two blankets! Loving this adventure its only just begun…

  27. Barb Cochran September 4, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Giggling my butt off !

  28. Boris Manic September 4, 2012 at 10:54 am - Reply


  29. memoon zehra September 4, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    nice photo

  30. Rafey Yousuf September 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    koobsurat raa

  31. Chris DeAngelis September 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Nice shot. Doesn't compare to the epic Times Square photog shot though :)

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