|Artist Bootcamp TM - Summer in the Desert
||[Aug. 19th, 2007|10:38 pm]
The good thing about an early flight west is that i don't spend the full day traveling. The not so good thing about it is Oh-my-gawd-it's-early (thank you Robin Williams).
Yesterday was for planning and working on something i brought with me for a future Poppet Planet sale.
Today was for photography, in and out of the water. It is hot here. The heat is oppressive, reminding me of a week ago in Frederick where it went just over 100 but the humidity was fairly high. Here it's not so humid, but the heat still surrounds you, reminding you where you are. Um, inside a giant convection oven i think.
i saw a hummingbird get a snack at the feeder on Lisa's back porch. Then it landed on a nearby hanging plant. And it stayed there. Long minutes. i mean, more than 5 minutes. i had time to get my camera and take photos, that's how long that bird stayed on that plant.
Maybe it was so hot the bird didn't want to spend the energy to fly. i told Lisa it was too hot for a hummer. LOL. i think it wasn't even noon yet, here's how hot it was:
Lisa prepped some poppets for underwater photography, and in the afternoon we drove to Ben's place, with a quick detour to Tatooine to take some photos of me trying not to faint in the heat, LOL.
We took underwater photos with Lisa's digital camera inside a waterproof bag i brought with me, and also an underwater film camera of Lisa's. The digital photos, which are super cool, are here on Lisa's blog, i highly recommend you check them out :-D
Tomorrow is for art. Tuesday is more art. And more photography.
Wednesday is for home.
Is that you with the straw hat?
Yeah, that's me. My hair is nearly four feet long, measuring from the hairline on my forehead, over the top of my head and down to the ends (a method i found described on a long hair web site a few years back).
Something happened to Lisa's camera's settings, and the outdoor images were all overexposed, but the effect made that one look like a watercolor painting so we posted it unedited.
Yup, you still have a good six inches on me for hair length!
Ah, now if you can come up to Canada for a visit. It's still warm out.