So many photos to choose from - more water droplet macro. Man, this shoot was well worth it but I was wiping sweat from my brow and condensation from my glasses every other shot. I promptly hid from the heat and humidity for the remainder of the day.
This is the winner;
This is the first time I was able to catch something like this - something I've seen in tons of other macro photos. I've gotta try this again!!
And this is just nifty:
This upcoming weekend is the Japanese Festival - so no early morning walking hours this time.
Happy List, Week 33. 1. Fixed Car. It may have cost a bundle, but it definitely drives better and safer.
2. Photo Flood time. Exploring another new-to-me neighborhood with a good group of friends.
3.Chatting with colleagues. A few of us chatted after the post-flood dinner until almost midnight. Very fun.
4. Time off. It's been absolutely glorious. I've gotten a lot done in my time off while also catching up on rest and relaxation.
5.Crossing things off. See above. I like crossing things off on a to-do list.
6. Donations. I rustled up some things that have been collecting dust (literally and figuratively) since I moved back to STL. It was wonderful to take a carful of donations to Goodwill.
7. Starting a photography page on FB. I created a page for my photography on FB which will hopefully let me not *just* post about photography on my personal page and drive my friends nuts.
8. 3 year anniversary. Friday was my 3 year anniversary at work. My, how time flies.
9. Friends. Actually having a little time to spend with some work colleagues who are also friends is wonderful. They know who they are.
10. Upcoming trip. There's an upcoming trip in Week 35 that I'm really excited about. More to come on that.
I enjoy this list because sometimes I really have to 'force' myself to find the good in the week. Sometimes it is not obvious and sometimes it is not there. But it is an excellent exercise for me, nonetheless.
Well, I'd been feeling under the weather all week, but still managed to get a little camera time. I caught the sunset on Friday night which happened to be a bit colorful and then spent about a half hour at my most favorite place on earth Saturday morning in order to play around with macro again.
My winner of the week is this:
Though, I didn't capture the 'picture' in the water droplet like I strive for these days, I just love almost everything else about this. The glow-y-ness of it and realizing just how truly close I was to my subject. Someday, maybe I'll learn how to focus stack, but I love what I can get now because I can get it on my own, without a tripod and just a kick-ass lens.
Close runners' up:
A drop within a drop:
And the aforementioned sunset turning red:
Here's to some great opportunities this week and feeling more human. That 1/2 hour photoshoot took more out of me than I realized.
This... this show usurped my entire life for longer than I care to admit. But it was worth it. All of our work culminated in three rip-roaring performances (if one can call Ragtime rip-roaring) that had our audience abuzz.
They deserve their place in this photo project, even if I had had time to take any other photos this week.
This is the entire company at the end of the opening number:
Our entire company at the finale - barely able to fit in the proscenium opening:
And a typical shot from the show:
I'm so proud of everyone involved on this show from top to bottom. We accomplished so much. And we're all so exhausted now!
I skated into this week's qualifier by the skin of my teeth. It was a busy week at work, but the following one was going to be busier. I stole a few hours with my Photo Flood group and explored downtown through our lenses.
Here's my fav:
I'm still behind in uploading the previous week's photos as well...
my camera: Canon 70D and the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8 lens, photography, flickr, my family, good friendship, my pup (even though I don't live with her), life's little victories—no matter how tiny, new photo opportunities, visiting new places, newfound friends,
What Makes Me Crazy
People who say one thing and do another, cliques, living far away from those I care about, running out of time in a day, texting shorthand, being ignored, getting treated like an idiot.