BigWorld1, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
Sure, I take one little day off and the entire world changes overnight. What, were you people all just sitting around waiting for me to sleep in late one morning? (Geesh.)
So, let’s see, to get you caught up on what’s happening. I was very busy with PhotoTexas workshops over the weekend, having attended one on social media, one on black and white photography, and one on night photography. Saturday night, I was out shooting in and around the UT campus (that’s where this is from-it’s a forgotten corner of the HRC building on campus, which is actually home to the world’s oldest photograph and a huge archive of classical, historic, and yes, even modern work (not to mention it was Barbara’s “home away from home” for many years.) Last night, I was out enjoying myself in the cool Texas weather, (notice I said “cool,” it’s finally *not* 105 degrees out) avoiding the big Texas floods while taking nighttime shots and playing in mud up to my knees on a Ghost Town outside of Elgin (home of the world-famous, or, you know, not, sausages.) Seriously was a great location and a lot of fun, even if we could not walk very well in all of the mud. (Think “Woodstock” and you’re pretty close.) Look for uploads (maybe) to happen soon and remember, it’s not fun unless you get at least a little bit dirty, right?
I heard that CrafyGuy got accepted into a photography program in the Boston area so a big shout out and congrats to him. We wish him well here at Carol’s Little World and hope he puts an old rebel out to pasture or at least runs it into the ground shooting like a crazy man. (Seriously, good luck in the program, CraftyGuy.) That rebel will probably end up going around the world before I do, trust me on that one. (Trust, but watch yourself-as far as we know, that old clunker has already broken some serious international shipping laws, and it’s just getting started.)
Scriber’s Web came back from break and posted one of her acrylics. There’s some big news happening where we work, but it’s so big we can’t even talk about it yet, other than to say, well, it’s “big” (but you probably could have guessed that seeing as I called it “big news” in the first place.)
Willy Ronis is dead. Apple has come out with a new Nano that has a video camera. I don’t think I have swine flu but you never can tell. Kathy has gotten back from the coast and is doing well. Annie got more time to pay off her 24 million in debt. Longtime Austin photographer Todd Wolfson was in a serious bicycle accident and is unable to work (look for upcoming benefit shows and a silent auction.)
I’m sure there’s more going on, but that’s enough to chew on for one day, don’t you think?
Until next time…
Sounds quite busy for sure…but as to the oldest photograph you made mention of…what was the subject of it?
The subject was "view from a window." Here's a link to the full details: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/wfp/
Doesn't sound like much of an impressive subject but, when you think about it, must have been earth shattering back in the day.
Hey thanks for the shout-out! Hopefully about two years from now, I will be going down to part-time at my current job, and using my new "edumacation" to do something I actually enjoy doing (and maybe actually make some $$ on it!) 🙂
Thanks for the link. That was awesome to read about. It was very interesting the way in which the photo is encased so as to preserve it.