Kind of starting a new hobby (at 43) – collecting Hot Wheels. This is one of my favorites so far (besides Corvettes of course).
Took the 8yo to the mountains yesterday. We were hiking near a waterfall on Scott Gomer Creek (up Geneva Road outside of Grant), and I spotted this fall-colored leaf on a rock in the creek. Not totally sure I am done with post on this one yet, but I am quite fond of the image. Would love your thoughts.
As I was cleaning up a mess I had made from cutting down a dead tree in my yard, a dragonfly landed nearby. It was clearly happy to hang out for a while. More than long enough for me to run into the house and grab my camera. Naturally I put my macro lens on, and started shooting. This is one of the better pics, showing the structure of it’s wings. Remarkable creatures.
Winter never goes out easily here in Colorado. Our early Spring storms usually bring wet, heavy snow that causes a number of problems. Luckily our last one did not work out that way. We did get about 6″ of snow on the grass, but the flakes were big and fluffy, lending themselves to a little macro work. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do. In fact, I am starting to build a decent collection of snowflake images now.
After 403 consecutive days of taking a picture every day, the inevitable finally happened. There is no photo on my camera for yesterday. Part of me is relieved. Part of me is lost. Part of me wants to stop for a while. So really, I just don’t know what to do.
I have been proud of the fact that for each of my “photo-a-day” series, I was actually shooting a new photo every day. I might shoot for a week (or 3) and then upload a bunch in a short time frame, but at least the images were shot. This definitely became more challenging when I switched (on January 1) from doing an iPhone photo a day to doing a shot every day with my Olympus dSLR, as a Prime Lens Photo-A-Day. The dSLR is much larger to lug around for starters. But in the last few days, I feel like I have been shooting just to shoot, and the quality of the pics reflects that. I think it is time for a quick break and then a change of course. Maybe for this year it should be a photo a week. That might be more manageable and help me shoot meaningful images again. I’ll take this weekend and think on it some.
Photographers – have you ever run into this? Let me know how you dealt with it.