Photography Adventure

2009-October-12th

This post is a few days in the making, purely because I haven't had very much time since last Thursday when Megan and I went on a bit of a detour from our daily lives, up until today when I'm finally getting the opportunity to write it.

On Thursday I had intended to go to the college of business lab and work on my Oracle/SQL homework, however I didn't have the book with me, so I ended up going to north campus to pick up my NaNoWriMo ML stuff, which worked out well because as I was chatting with one or two folks I hadn't seen recently, I actually was called by Megan, who was like "Hey, I'm near the union too!" And so, we met up and had some food, after which we decided to do something a bit different.

What's different for Megan and I? Well, we ended up grabbing my camera, and heading out to Snow Bowl, just for a bit of a drive. We reached the end of the little road up to Snow Bowl, and discovered some hiking trails. It's free, and we were both feeling up to a bit of outdoors time, which is extremely rare for me, so we made the decision to go ahead and go.

And so, hiking commenced. It wasn't anything too spectacular, really, we walked up and down the trail, snapping photos of each other and of the surrounding area, and upon our arrival home, I started working on some of them in Bridge and Camera RAW. It's really somewhat surprising how nice and somewhat calming and relaxing it can be to just go through Bridge+ACR and tag/edit everything. If I had the time and means (i.e. a dark room) to calibrate my laptop's display, I would definitely go through more of my older images and start putting them up.

One thing I'd like to start doing again is actually hauling my camera around on a regular basis. I may bring it to some of the NaNoWriMo events, however I'm not 100% sure if I will. What I want to do in the coming year is get back into carrying my main camera (or even a smaller one) with me and actually taking and editing pictures on a regular basis.

Hopefully I can really lift myself out of the photogrpahy slump that my disease, my data loss from earlier this year, and switching out of photography as my major all caused.