I had a great day yesterday. Started off by meeting with a new client for a photography project I’ll be doing in September. Then I arrived at Maquoketa to have lunch with a dear Friend and was about 30 minutes ahead of time. I know, hard to believe since I have spent most of my life being fashionably late for things. 🙂
Anyway, with some time to kill, I stopped at my favorite place, the Hurstville Marsh and decided to take some images. There were no wildlife around so just for fun I used my Nikon 70 – 200mm f2.8 lens, which is my normal portrait lens. While these won’t win any awards for photography I was pleased with how they turned out.
After lunch I received a call from a Friend I haven’t seen in sometime. He among other things is an avid photographer and I’ve wanted to get together with him for a long time to do some photography together. We had a great discussion about my new endeavor, Have Studio Will Travel. He has been doing portraiture work for awhile and I really admire his work. He also had a session last year with the famous head shot guru Peter Hurley, so to get the opportunity to photograph and talk with him is a real treat for me. We’re getting together next Thursday so I’m excited by the possibilities.
By the way, the little fly in the right hand corner of this image was just a lucky accident. I didn’t even notice him until I was in post production. You can click on any image to see a larger more detailed image.
Finally I had the chance to hook up with some friends I haven’t seen for a long time. Our visit was short but it gave me a real boost.
Starting my eighth month of full retirement has been a wonderful experience. I enjoy all the freedom and lack of stress. The real downside however is that I miss my friends and so many of the people I worked with. I enjoyed the work that I did but I realize now that it was the people I worked with that made the job what it was. That’s why I end up in Maquoketa and some of the other towns where the organization is because I need that friend connection. 🙂
Enjoy your day and of course be careful.