Saturday, February 22, was a pretty good day. Around 1:00 I stepped out back to practice with a camera and lens combination I would use later in the day to photograph author Michael Moss. As I stepped onto the back deck, a hummingbird hovered directly in front of me. He then led me to the plant in the picture, posed for two frames, and zoomed away. A nice start to the day.
The day’s assignment was challenging. UCSB Arts & Lectures presented author Michael Moss, and I was to capture publicity shots for both Arts & Lectures and the Orfalea Foundation. I chose a spot too close to the stage. I was shooting upward toward a man with deep set eyes who was lit by hard stage lights. Plus, he kept walking between the projector and screen. I got a few keepers, but it was unnerving there for a while.
But after the presentation…
My wife and I took a walk around campus, and came to the lagoon. We walked around it, as we did hundreds of times between 1976 and 1980, when we were students.