I don’t like the fact that everything is dead, dormant or hibernating this year. Coupled with the weather, temperature and work schedule, I don’t head out too much. I know, whine-whine-whine, right? So, I’m digging though my folders and found this set that I took last year in March. I promise to have new stuff soon. Even if it means going outside.
Posts in category Lighthouse
I got a text from Matt Dempsey the evening of May 11th. I was on my way home from work, and he wondered if I was going up to the Lighthouse to shoot the sunset. I told him I was pretty whipped from working, but you never know. He said he’d keep his eyes open for me. I got home and told Kristen that he’d texted me and I knew before I even opened my mouth, what reaction I was going to get from her. “Let’s GO!” We looked up the time of the sunset and agreed we’d need to be there about an hour before that. We zipped up behind the Jackalope, and were barely out of the car when we saw Matt and Bob Bodnar. Kristen called her friend who lives close by, and we all walked down the pier.
We all kept slowly working our way down the pier, keeping the setting sun directly above and, eventually, behind the Lighthouse. As the sun came down, Matt remarked that he should’ve opened the shutters when he was there recently (he’s one of the caretakers, and was recently interviewed by Neil Zurcher). When he said that, Bob and I started the razzing, “Wow! That would have been a GREAT shot if the shutters were open!” We didn’t let up until it was time to go. I just got around to narrowing down the best of the night’s shoot, and wanted to say again, “Thanks Matt!!”
It was a Friday night. It was the first night of my long break, Mike had gone bow shooting, Mar wasn’t home from the college yet. Kristen was flipping channels and I was tweaking some pics, when she asked what time the sun was supposed to set. I checked the weather site and found it would go down at 5:47pm. She said, “We should go up to the lake.” Knowing she was hoping I’d say ‘yes’, but not expecting it, I said,”Go get dressed.” And away we went.
Yes, it was that windy! It was blowing so hard, my eyes were tearing up. So hard, my hat was swept off my head. So chilly, Kristen actually thanked me for making her wear a jacket. THAT’S cold!
Between work and home schedules, weather, and other obligations, opportunities to get out to shoot can come sporadically. Which means having material for here can be feast or famine, which I’ve probably mentioned before. Goin’ through my folders, I found one from October that I hadn’t done anything with, and felt I should. Was coming home from work one evening, and things looked quite ominous over the lake. The first three were taken in Sheffield Lake.
Not threatening at all, but I loved how the water rushed over the flat stone at the top, and then around the speckled one in the middle.
Here’s hoping your new year is NOT a stormy one!!
I ended up down at Lakeview Park a few weeks back. To make a long story short, it was not a good afternoon, and I thought watching the waves come in on a sunny afternoon might help. I sat in the truck for a bit with the windows down, then thought I’d walk down to the beach. It did the trick. I recommend a dose of sunny beach to beat an afternoon depression anytime. Take as many as needed.
A little bit o’ rainbow in these two.
After I left downtown the other day from shooting Peg Asensio’s windows, I thought the light looked good on the Lighthouse (about 7:30am). After getting a shot for this Sunday’s PhotoPhun, I trekked north. I got there just in time, because shortly after arriving, the sun disappeared behind the clouds.