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Gimme A Break

by on Jan.06, 2014, under Rants, Raves & Ramblings

Well, I’m almost a week into my retirement and I can’t get a break. With all the rain and overcast there’s been no opportunity to get out and get started photographing the winter migration flocks. It seems more like a month though, and actually it has been, because of all the vacation time I had to burn in December just to reach my official retirement date. Christmas and the holidays took up much of that time, though I have been busy with projects around the house, and working on a couple of photography equipment projects, plus general maintenance of my several photography web sites. Still, that’s not photography per se, and I’m itching to get busy on that. As I write this it’s 8 degrees outside with a stiff wind bringing below-zero wind chill temps. Before that it was rain, drizzle and overcast. Cold weather in and of itself is not a deterrent to my photography, although anything below about 25 degrees, particularly with a wind, takes most of the fun out of it. Rain, overcast and no sunshine makes it a complete waste of time.

I managed to write up an equipment article for for attaching a Hoodman Loupe (a Christmas present) to my camera. I’m also trying to finish up a Ghillie blanket I started back in the summer. After making two Ghillie suits with hoods, and two Ghillie covers for my 500mm and tripod, I pretty much ran out of desire to finish up that blanket at the time. But now that I have the time to work on it I ran out of Ghillie thread, and I’m having to wait on an order to arrive so I can finish the blanket.

So, here I sit behind a keyboard wishing I was behind my camera instead. Maybe I’ll catch a break soon.

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