A Pretty Good Day

An unexpected gift.

An unexpected gift. Nikon D610 with 70-200 f/2.8

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.

Deep set eyes, stage lighting, and walking between the projector and the screen. A challenge.

Deep set eyes, stage lighting, and walking between the projector and the screen. A challenge. Nikon D610 with 70-200 f/2.8.

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…

The lagoon at UCSB, near the dorm where Laurie and I met in 1976.

The lagoon at UCSB, near the dorm where Laurie and I met in 1976. Fujifilm X100s

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.

This might have been us, almost forty years ago.

This might have been us, almost forty years ago. Fujifilm X100s

You know, it was just a nice day. Fujifilm X100s

You know, it was just a nice day. Fujifilm X100s

 

1 Comment

Filed under Motivation, Nature Photography

One response to “A Pretty Good Day

  1. dmnerland

    I love the shot of the humming bird!

    Darren

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s