Thursday, April 27, 2017

Something Blowing In This Weekend

This was one of the bluebonnet images I told you about from the walk I took in the park last week (or so.) This is the top view of a Texas bluebonnet. Speaking of Texas and, heck, maybe even bluebonnets, although most of those have left us now, this weekend a favorite photographer, Eddie Soloway is coming to town. Yes, you read this correctly. This weekend, instead of me jaunting off to some exotic location, why, this time the location is coming to me. Eddie Soloway is kicking things off with a presentation tomorrow evening, showing some of his work from his moons series, plus some other work and then it's off to the races (well, the photographic races) after that. We'll be going out shooting on Saturday, weather permitting and the like. What's that they say 'round these parts? "God willing and the creek don't rise." Yes, that indeed.

Speaking of creeks and, well, God himself perhaps, this weekend has a bit of a Texas twist in store for us. You see, Texas is home to several large scale tornadoes. Welcome to the heart of tornado alley, my photographer friends. A group of storm chasers I sometimes follow (these guys are crazy, but I digress) has been monitoring the situation. So far, they've informed me that this weekend the conditions are right for some severe storms including, yes, our very own version of the Texas twister. All of this "goodness" is supposed to hit on Saturday when, you guessed it, we're supposed to be out shooting with Eddie Soloway. Oh, this is going to be fun now, indeed. All I can do at this point is hope the storms hold off, hope the storms give us some good clouds and nice light to work with, and hope I don't blow away. Wish me luck on this, especially that last little bit. Phew! Hang onto your Stetson hats for this ponies about to ride 'em little cowboys! (So sorry. I sometimes break into Texan when I get excited like this. It won't happen again, I promise.)

In the, excuse the pun but, "when it rains, it pours" department, if this weekend were not crazy enough, I got word today that my own personal interview over at TheAppWhisperer.com has been put up today. Yes, this is good news as it means I completed my interview video and you can now listen to me babble on about my photography for an entire 3 minutes and 19 seconds while pretty iPhone images scroll across your screen. I'll try to do a more detailed post about this at some point but, for now, if you happen across a video that looks like it came from me over at TheAppWhisperer.com, I must confess, it is in fact yours truly. Little ole' me has made a talkie. Who knew I had it in me?

Now it's time for that dreaded task, you know the one I always hate. I must make a portfolio of six images suitable for the slide show on Saturday. You know the one I'm talking about, the one just *before* the big bad Texas twister blows us all away. No, where oh where did I hide my jump drive? And, oh crap, I just thought of something. I'm going to have to find my kick plate between now and the weekend too. Oh, that's so just not going to happen.

Enjoy the bluebonnet while you can and let's hope the weekend stacks up to be a fun one. Minus the hunt for the kickplate which, as you know, is always less than fun for me.

Until next time...

PS This one taken with the Canon 5dS and the 100 macro lens over at the Brushy Creek Park area. It was blue and this is its bonnet.

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