I’m not showing this picture tonight at Ignite Salt Lake, although it fits perfectly in my theme, “Blue Light Special.” Too late now. I turned my slides in on Monday, on time. Yesterday at 6 pm I threw away my first script and started over. This is generally not a good idea 24 hours before a talk when the slides are already nailed down to the deck.
An hour later, I met some of the other presenters for dinner, and I’m sure I made the right decision to take a more informal approach. They are smart, funny, and an interesting sampling of what’s happening in Salt Lake City. They don’t need a lecture on the Rayleigh scattering equation, and if they want one, I’ll be accompanied by my household color vision expert, and they can talk with him at the break. I’m going to talk about what I learned about photographing neon and the urban landscape after sunset on America’s greatest highway, and leave the equations for someone else.