So Close and Yet So Out of Reach

PeekABooRedLeaf, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Yesterday’s painting is so lovely, I almost don’t want to post again. I’d love to leave that lovely Vermeer painting up for a bit longer, but alas, I’ve got things to tell you.

For starters, it’s been a wonderful autumn. The leaves have all gone fantastic colors, the big tree in my backyard is just amazing. This really is a great year for autumn color in Austin. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit too busy to go out and shoot it as much as I would like. I’m going to try to get some shots in this weekend but we’ll see how that goes.

It’s also coming up on Christmas light season and you know how much I love to go out and shoot those as well. Next week, I’m going to break away and maybe try to do some night shooting, especially some holiday light shooting, so look for that to come in posts that follow.

Around where I live, there’s a new trend in holiday decor that, I must admit, I’m absolutely crazy about. Folks have started putting these outdoor ornaments, rather large ones, around the trees outside their homes. I think it looks quite charming and absolutely love this, so I’m going to try to get some shooting of these in as well. There is a house near where I live that has an entire large tree, complete with an extra grand canopy and tons of these large beautiful ornaments dangling from the lower branches. It’s looks so festive, I hope I can capture some of that and post it here before the holiday season is through.

I’ve also gotten some new gear. My lensbaby composer has arrived, as well as a new 50mm 1.4 (aka a “nifty fifty.”) I’ve already started using the nifty fifty, though I need to go get a UV filter to slap on it for some protection. I plan on using the new lensbaby to do some pinhole work, look for those posts to come soon as well.

Finally, I’ll be home all next week, so look for me to spend some quality time in the studio and expect that I might get around to (finally) posting some encaustic work as well.

Now it’s time for me to retire with a warm cup of tea and a cozy blanket.

Until next time…


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