Happy New Year (of Sorts) and other things

GoldenLightAndGrass, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I just got back from opening reception up at Georgetown for the all encaustic show “Hot Cakes of Wax.” It’s great looking stuff and I hope you get a chance to check it out should you happen to be in the neighborhood, just passing through and all.

I’m also going to try to get my act together and go out shooting tomorrow. Since it’s Chinese New Year, I am going to try to wrangle myself up and head on over to Austin’s Chinatown area to try to shoot some of the dragon dancing (and the like.) I’ll let you know how it goes once I get back. I’m not expecting much but I’ll give it a try and see how it turns out. It’s supposed to be nice and sunny tomorrow so here’s hoping the weather will hold and I’ll have a nice run up to Chinatown (and, of course, the dragon dancers look really nice too.)

This shot is from the Hill Country Water Gardens shoot a few weeks ago. Taken with a 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens shot at f/2.8 with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i flash did not fire. Had some nice light coming up behind the tall grass, though it was fading fast, I did manage to scrounge up some of that wonderful orange glow I love so much. This time of year, we tend to only get that right about the time of sunset and this shot was no exception. Literally minutes before the sun went down, as I recall. It was even starting to get chilly on account of the light racing down the horizon but I was lucky enough to pull out just enough of an orange/golden-y glow, at least long enough to fire off a few close-up shots of the grass.

Ordered a new laptop and thinking about getting a 7D to compliment my Canon T2i. Might have to do this just before Hawaii so that I have enough camera gear to cover everything without running short. We’ll see, but I totally want to ramp up on gear before the year starts to slip away and I’m locked up in the classroom rather than the studio or points afar.

How’s life in your little world today? Stay out of the cold unless you’re shooting back at it. Yeah, come to think of it, that would be my only advice for now.

Until next time…


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