I’ve been documenting the progress of the bud on the agave that is about to bloom.
Two days earlier, the stalk was only as tall as Jim. He’s 6’2″. Soon, if I want to get Jim and the entire stalk in one photo, I’ll have to be taking Where’s Waldo shots. You know the ones – there’s an itty bitty person in the enter of the photo and way too much stuff surrounding the person. Agave, sometimes called Century Plant, only bloom once. Then they die. Yes, there will be a photo record of the bloom and death of the agave.
I took that photo about 7:45 PM and had problems because the only way to avoid getting a house in the background was to put Jim between me and the sun. That’s why the sky is blown out. I got some great advice on how to avoid this and I’m looking forward to testing out some of the suggestions.
We were going to go hiking yesterday, but it was a touch too cool and too windy, so we went to the Farmer’s Market instead. Las Cruces has a Farm & Craft Market every Saturday and Wednesday morning. I took some street shots and some shots to play with.
Agave are my favorite subject to turn into art.
Some scenes from the Farmer’s Market:
I found a couple dogs who were willing to pose for me.
This one was intrigued by the camera. Note to self: carry a cloth to wipe the dog nose prints off of the neutral density filter. At least I had a filter and the lens was protected.
I played around a bit with a few shots.
Lots of flower venders on Saturday.
I have some new photography equipment – a light cube, four LED lights, and a dandy mini tripod with a fast release. After turning the tripod around to get the Canon screwed to the tripod, and taking several photographs, I wondered what this little lever was for. Oh. So that’s what a quick release is.
I also got a shipment of new beads and I’m working with two-hole beads. I tested out the new photo equipment along with the new beads.
I’m keeping this pair of earrings and I’ll be making another pair to sell. Because I only make one of each kind of earring, the next ones will be with very different colored Swarovski crystals. Or maybe small pearls. I’ll have to see what fits.
I’m ambivalent about this pair. That’s why they aren’t on earring hooks yet.
I’ve got earrings listed in my etsy store here.
I love the new photography equipment.
I’m feeling more calm and centered each day. It’s amazing how interesting life is when one is bipolar.
I’m linking with Nina Marie here. Check out what other artists have been doing.