Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm Back - Did you miss me?


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I'm back from my trip. Did you miss me?

Probably not since I was blogging almost the entire time I was away. For this trip, I took my new iPhone and was actually able to post some from the road. I hope you enjoyed my "rantings from the road" as much as I enjoyed posting them. I have to admit I don't totally love the interface on the iPhone-it's not the greatest for typing, but it does seem to work well for posting a quick snapshot. Going forward, I don't intend to use mobile blogging all that much, but it might come in handy from time to time. I'll probably do it a lot less now that I have access to a "real" computer.

So, as you can guess, I'll probably be doing another of my "top 10" lists soon-look for that to come sometime in the near future. Also, you'll be reading about some of my follies and fun in New Mexico, and probably seeing some shots from there, starting with this one, which comes from Jackalope, one of my favorite places to shoot in Santa Fe.

I love going back to places I've been to shoot more interesting stuff. Some people think this is a "beginner's" thing to do, I've never felt that way. I've always been of the mindset that, if it was interesting to shoot it once, the first time, it's probably just as good, if not better, to go around again. After all, the light changes, places change, people change, and you gain a new appreciation for a place when you go back to it-you just look at it differently. I've never viewed photography or photographing interesting places as a sort of "giant check list." Check! Got the Statue of Liberty. Check! Got the Eiffel Tower. It never works for me that way-I try to take interesting pictures in whatever spot I land and, if I liked landing in that spot the first time, I'll probably like going back again, for more. I actually love diving deeper into a subject and so, going back again, a second or even third time, never bothered me all that much, in fact, I think it's harder, in a way, to get more interesting shots but it keeps us on our toes. We have to learn to look and not just respond to "the place" as we would on a first trip out to somewhere new.

As far as the trip itself, I'm back, had a great time, had some tasty food, met some interesting people, shot some great locations, and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I actually have a lot lined up to do over the next few weeks, so I need to get cracking. All that and I have yet to do my laundry or really unpack (yet) from my trip. Look for more trip reports and probably a top 10 list to come.

All of that and, oh yeah, Chase was happy to see me. Little buddy missed me while I was away, though, I'm told, he seemed to enjoy barking at the cats while I was gone.

Until next time...

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