I have been "meaning" to go to this workshop for the past few years, always finding a reason why I couldn't go. Afterall, this was "JUST for ME" and I never make time to do that. While this workshop was still photography related, never do I get the chance to just photograph for myself.
I know you are thinking "Wouldn't you rather go to a spa or wine tasting? Something NOT related to your work?" The answer is no. I LOVE my job. I am so fortunate to do what I love every single day. Now sometimes, I do admit that I get a little burned out working with people, dealing with their drama (God knows I have enough of my own) and working to please everyone. But that is very rare and usually only occurs when I am so busy that I haven't had a day off in weeks (PS: I am NOT talking about YOU).
So, where was I?
Oh, yes, I was looking forward to a week of being alone. A week of pointing my camera at whatever I wanted to. A week of not pleasing anyone but me. And...wait for it....a week of waking up at 4:30am??? What???
Yep. Every morning. And there was hiking. Lots of hiking. With camera gear in a backpack. And a tripod (doubling as a walking stick). And some of this hiking was not Fat*ss friendly (this is actually a book that rates the hikes as fat*ss friendly or not). And it was cold, rainy at at times, snowy.
And let's not forget about the Bison,Wolf, Bear, Elk and birds we saw. A little too close for comfort at times.
But it was wonderful! A fabulous experience that I hope to do again!
So....here are some of the images that I created while I was in Yellowstone. I hope you enjoy.
If you ever want to go and experience a fabulous adventure, here is the link: www.findyourfocus.org
Be forewarned....Start training now....
|Here I am, photographing in Yellowstone|