It’s been a little while since I updated this blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been shooting! I have more pics to share than I have time to post, and have also been posting a lot more on Instagram. Although I’ve had an Instagram account forever, I did not post enough there. Time to remedy that. 🙂
Ramblings & Musings
This past Saturday, Hartford, CT’s Riverfront Recapture’s put on Riverfest 2014 capped off with an amazing fireworks show by Atlas Pyrovision! As has been the case in year’s past, it was a spectacular show on the Connecticut River, with crowds lining both banks and the bridges. After photographing the Riverfest 2009 show, I had a vision of the kind of shots I wanted to create, and knew they would require a bit of extra effort to make them happen.
There were no sight lines available along the shoreline. But who says we have to stay within the lines?
Ribbit says He
Now photograph Me
And then let me Be.
Nothing like a little time spent at the frog pond with friends. Or, frogs. As the clouds came in giving some nice flat light, I went out this evening, set up my tripod splayed out over the pond, and sat. And waited. Patience is a virtue, and also a wonderful excuse to enjoy some peace and quiet while waiting for our animal friends to get used to your presence.
Juan Pons once told me that if you can sit quietly for 10 minutes, the animals will start to return. It was great advice and shown true again today. And if they don’t? Well you still enjoyed 10 minutes of uninterrupted time which is more than many of us may get in a normal day. 🙂 Win win in my book.
Where we live in Tolland, there is beautiful light much of the year when the sun starts to set through the trees. However, this time of year something about it is just that much more amazing.
As the sun passes overhead and the shade encroaches into the yard, the light filters down through the newly-grown leaves, and spots and colors dapple branches, providing fleeting moments of beauty that last no longer than your moment of awe.
Every afternoon is a new show put on by nature that I am fortunate to enjoy.
If only every day commuting in LA looked like this!
Taken on a photo walk with Rinzi Ruiz in May 2013.