My how times flies.
Just this weekend we celebrated the 1st birthday of a certain little man. Seems but last week we were crying over newborn photos; in a blink, we were sporting bow ties and mustaches, eating ‘little man’ food, and otherwise celebrating one whole year in grand fashion.
Yesterday, was a graduation ceremony. I was asked to capture the end of two years worth of lectures, papers, and late night study sessions. That’s right–a photography gig.
Why are you laughing? I’m serious. Granted, they had no budget–and I’m related to one of the people in charge. So yes, I was the ‘chipper chicken.’ It’s gonna be a shocker when they discover there’s something to that whole ‘you get what you pay for’ thing.
I tried to warn them. I did. It was laid out, in minute detail, how I’m more of a natural light snapshotographer–all to no avail.
So to make myself feel better, I decided to take a wee road trip on Saturday. There was yet another Renaissance Faire, you see, and I figured that would be a great place to snap a thrilling photo or two.
Yeah, I’m not sure what happened.
This one boasted more food selections; they had a lot of fun games and such for children; but I don’t know. Maybe it was the fact that it sprawled out, covering half of a very large, very open field; maybe it was the fact that nearly every time I went to take a photo, I’d find my subject taking a picture all his own, or talking on her cell phone. Oh, bother. Maybe I simply wasn’t in the mood.
So I strolled one end to the other, chatted a bit with my good friend Larry, and left with a few mediocre photos . . .
Oh well, it was a lovely day for a drive. And, as my grandpa used to say, sometimes you’ve just got to get out and do something–even if it’s wrong. So here’s to us and a whole new week. Let’s get out there and get it done. After all, as history proves, time always manages to make good time. Best take advantage of it while we can!