The day (last month) began just like any other, but suddenly it blossomed into one of the best days you can imagine! I got accepted into the mentoring programme (on-line cohort) at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world. I’ve been bursting with excitement and impatience – longing to tell you all about it – but I wanted all the paperwork finished before my reveal, just in case…
It is a twelve-month course, running coincident with the calendar year 2018. A big part of our mark will be based on an assignment that may actually take the entire year to complete: We’ve to ask four specific people to assign us 100 photos which we must take on 100 different (though not necessarily consecutive) days. I have two of my lists already and today I set out to capture one of my assignments: “Waterfall”
Today was chock full of sunshine and photographic productivity. Oh, and a long walk beside the river. I packed up a sketchy lunch and all my gear and headed out to the Trent River, north of Campbellford and the Healey Falls. At this time of year I expected a low flow but it was raging.
The bright sunshine created some pretty rainbows. It was the perfect opportunity to practice shooting spray and mist and sunbeams and rainbows. There was no one there but me so I just relaxed and played around with angles and lenses and filters until I had some shots I liked; I’m hoping one or two may prove competition-worthy, so I’m not sharing them just yet.
From the falls, I drove across to Trent River Village, one of my favourite lunch stops. The weather was so much more picnic-friendly than yesterday – 12℃ vs 3℃ and a balmy breeze vs a blustery gale. You know, both the island and its parkette are very small, there is only the one bench so I was delighted to find it unoccupied. This was my picnic spot today:
I relaxed, absorbing as much of the day’s sublime sunshine as possible, ate my lunch and fed most of my grapes to the cutest pair of ducks you’ll ever see. Then I dashed home to begin my favourite part of a shooting day – post processing.
’Til next time, y’all…