So, posts have been scarce from my end over the past few weeks. My move to Portland was successful in so far as I made it safely and have an apartment with some Ikea furniture in it. However, the rest of my possessions, including about 97% of my clothing, are being held hostage on a Mayflower truck that is already operating almost a week beyond their delivery window. So be it. Not much I can do at this point but wait.
Or is there?
I’m in a brand new location, working in an office filled with creatives, and I have my camera. So what should really be stopping me? Not much. I have been shooting – not in the quantity that I want, but I am shooting. Much like any craft – photography requires muscle memory in terms of flexing your eye and your mind. Even if you get out for 20 minutes, it’ll serve you better than spending 20 minutes couch or web surfing.
I took this shot over the weekend – these particular elements seem to be something that I had better get used to living here in PDX. I took it while walking a few blocks to the hardware store. My #X100 goes with me everywhere and while it may not even make it out of the bag at times, it is still locked and loaded. I processed the image a few minutes ago on my iPad. It has its quirks but it also has some charm to it.
I’m excited to get back into the swing of things, even if it is a bit disjointed until I have my production rig set up. I have some sweet pano brackets that I took along the Gorge the other weekend and I am dying to get them loaded on my Mac Pro to process and share. It may not happen today or tomorrow or even next week, but it shouldn’t preclude you or me from working with what you’ve got. The shots won’t take themselves.
I’ve written it before and it always, always holds true:
Never. Stop. Shooting.
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