Here’s one of the pictures from last night’s trip to Montrose Harbor with Walt and Tamara. Walt and me sat there, two broke ass Mississippians, smoking a cigarette. Each hit I inhaled; as the smoke filled my lungs and warmed my cold body, It was like breathing in a memory that I’ll never forget. I live in Iowa now, far from home, far from some of the best friends I have. Being in Chicago with a good friend from home who shares the same love for the same city as me, was one of the better moments in my existence. This weekend has been great.
Red Tailed Hawk at Duck Creek in Davenport, Iowa a couple of days ago. This large bird literally was banished out of the park by a few crows. It was an interesting 10 minute nature show without any commercials.
I’ll be back in the Chi in a couple of more weeks. I’ll be going to a Company of Thieves show at the Metro with a dear friend from home (Clarksdale, Ms) then I’ll spend the rest of my 5 day stay with a friend of mine. Photo adventures will ensue.
A few of nights ago I made my husband be the victim of my practicing. I wanted to try my soft box/light bouncing with my internal flash idea on someone other than myself. Not too bad for the stock flash and manipulating it. However, I do need to just go ahead and start saving up for a strobe flash anyway. $500 for a fucking flash. Why does photography accessories have to be so damn expensive. Good Lawd.
I love ‘em. Every time I would drive through them, walk through them or whatever the case may have been, I couldn’t help but think of the Wizard of Oz. These things grow quite tall. I remember taking a picture beside one of the fields and the plant was 4feet and 3inches. Kind of crazy for something that looks like it could be considered a weed. The Germans have these rapeseed fields everywhere. These fields are then harvested and the end product is conola oil. Just a little FYI for the day. I sure do miss living in Germany some days. See? You learned something today while looking at some nice photographs. Time NOT wasted. Carry on.