Slackin’ With Herons. March 26, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: herons, photography, tick on my dick
OK, so I’m slackin’.
Actually, I’m buried under the job of being unemployed, and trying to get my photography act together so it provides at least a piece of my economic puzzle.
“Job counselors” are telling me that it’s a shitty time to “try to get into” photography, but my heart isn’t having any of that. Consequently, there’s a fair amount of swimming upstream in my immediate future. Wish me luck with that.
In the meantime, I spent the last of yesterday’s daylight hours standing veeeeeery still at the edge of a pond in Orange, MA waiting for a heron I’d seen on the drive-by to return to its nest. The sky was densely overcast, and as sunset approached and the light grew dimmer I booted my ISO ever higher, lamenting the loss of acuity I’d certainly have to deal with in the post-processing. But such was the price for maintaining a fast enough shutter speed to capture a bird in flight.
Just when it was getting too dark to continue the effort, the heron returned, and I got these shots:
…as well as a big fat tick deeply embedded in my groin.
Ah, the price we pay for our art.
Anyway, if I’m scarce in these parts, it’s because I’m trying, really I am, to get my foot in the closing door of professional photography. And being unemployed gives me both the time and the motivation to try hard.