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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 186: Good Days, Not So Good days

Sometimes you just get tired and burned out. That's how I feel at the moment. My life is and has been blessed. Today however, I am not happy with my photo shoots. I had to photograph a football game. It started at 7:00pm. Fine, there should be light for about an hour. However, just before the game started it became heavily overcast. Almost dark. Within no time I was shooting at ISO 1200. I also could have used a longer lens. I was using a 70-210 zoom with a 1.4 extender, making the widest aperture f4. Near the end of the second quarter the lens quit focusing on the Nikon D300 body. But it would focus on the D2H (which isn't a very good camera). So the light sucked, my lens selection was crummy, and overall I just did a poor job. Contrast that with the guitar playing I did yesterday at Teaism. That went real well. I played most satisfactorily in my opinion, and believe me, I am a HARSH critic of my guitar playing. I was happy and upbeat after that. Tonight, as it is 11:00PM and I just finished editing the football photos, I am less than upbeat. I also have another shoot, ( a different subject) that must be edited, but I am out of time. Tomorrow I shoot a wedding at Pratt's Falls in Manlius, NY. Now that job MUST be done well. So you have youir good days, and you have your less than good ones. Good night.

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