It’s spring! It’s spring! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, the humans are sneezing (damn allergies.) I’ve been doing a multitude of photo excursions, including some out to the far reaches of my very own backyard. It’s shooting season too-have to wear out some of that old camera gear before the summer hits us like a blast furnace and we’re all left wondering “where did the cool days of winter run off to?” (Telephoto lens, anyone?)
In case you were wondering, it’s also rattlesnake mating season. Wear heavy boots and don’t step on anything that, well, sounds like it might be a snake in the grass. Ah, yes, welcome to Texas all you south by southwest-ers too! (In case you don’t know, or weren’t aware, every year, in Austin about this time, there is a big music festival which brings tons of record company execs, and lots of other people too, into downtown Austin to listen to lots of live music, see movies, and do other sorts of “interactive” things, whatever those might be.)
Spring has sprung! It’s time to get out and get out. Enjoy the mild weather, shoot lots of pictures, have a good time, or just relax before we all have to put on our air conditioners yet again.
Next up for me? Look for more in the series “Painters Every Photographer Should Know” and also more results from my night shooting and from my spring walks. I’ve started to take the pinhole optic out and am toying around with it a bit too-can’t say I love the results, can’t say I hate them, learning to live with them is more like it but learning how to make it “work” too.
Are you making things work? Or looking forward to the lazy days of summer when you hardly have to work? Are things working out for you this spring? What sorts of creative projects are you working on? Please, do tell!
Until next time…