The First One
My very first blog post. Kind of exciting. Kind of scary. Hopefully it will turn into loads of fun.
I thought I’d start with some of my life and/or photography goals. This will also help you see what this is all about.
- Dandelion Shoot. I want to take a picture of a dandelion that has gone completely to seed. Probably a macro. Most likely processed in black and white. I’ll have to visit a local park for this because my husband has a personal vendetta against the dandelions in our yard. If I’m lucky once I’m almost finished a gust of wind will come along and I’ll be able to capture the seeds as they fly away. But let’s not push it.
- Hummingbird Shoot. I have a plan. Set up my camera on a tripod facing the feeder on my deck. Use the wireless remote and fire away if and when the feeder gets any takers.
- Visit someplace new each month. This was a goal of mine for 2011 and I’ve pushed it a little bit. For example, I went to Rosamund Gifford Zoo in February. I’ve been there before a few times – but never in February. The zoo in winter is an entirely different experience – I highly recommend it. Even though some of the animals have to be taken indoors and off display – most of the animals are out and about and much more active than they are when it’s very hot and humid. Back to the goal – perhaps I should rephrase this goal – invest some time in a new experience each month – or is that too vague?
- Go to the Farmer’s Market more. This is a goal I’ve had for a couple of years that I haven’t followed through with. Ithaca has an amazing Farmer’s Market. And I like to eat healthy(ish). The problem is that the best time to go (in my opinion) is when it first opens on Saturdays – 7AM. I have a difficult time getting motivated that early in the morning. I’d rather enjoy my coffee and read my book!
That’s all I can come up with at the moment – I know there’s more and I’ll be working on adding them as I go. Here are some more pictures from the Zoo in January. ENJOY!!