While I was in Montana, I was able to stay with a good friend. As part of the "payment" for staying there, I offered to take a few shots of his adorable grandkids. Here is one of the ones that came from the click-fest. This was shot inside of a teepee, which has excellent light reflectivity, for those of you that ever get the urge!
I came down to Horseshoe Bay for a little family thing this weekend… I haven’t been taking too many shots, but I was reminded of a few of my favorites from around this area, which is really just right by Austin! The first is of a nice sunset on the lake and the other is from a Texas summer t-ball game.
I’m not sure how I got in this position, or how I got the camera on a timer, but I did it. Just afterwards, I cut open my knee when jumping across a tiny gap in the wall to get back to my camera. Getting this shot was a lot like playing Braid, in retrospect.
You can see the Great Wall there on the left (and under me).
I did a precise measurement and approximately 59 seconds out of every minute was spent visualizing myself slipping and falling into the water, then washed over the waterfall forever. The other 1 second was spent partially slipping and feeling intense panic that everything visualized in the previous 59 seconds was about to come true.
I had decided to eat out on the streets, since there seemed to be such a variety. The real reason might have been there was this guy with a giant vat of fresh unagi (eel) which happens to be my favorite. I bought enough to feed a small family and ate it while I marched around with my camera, looking for a good spot for the shot.
The second shot below is of a famous Chinese dancer warming up for the Olympic ceremonies by launching himself into the air, just beside the official flag.
I spoke at the Austin Shutterbug meeting a few nights ago and the gentleman that invited me, Pete, had taken one of my shots and printed it with a very cool printing process. This thing came out as black as Zaphod Beeblebrox’s stolen ship…
If you want a print of it, contact me and I can hook you into Pete, who knows about such things.
The shot below was of a red firework exploding in a storm cloud in the black of night.