Yesterday was a crazy day – I spent the first half of the day with all my elderly friends at the nursing home and then I spent the second half of the day with the who’s who of foodie people at the Barneys window unveiling party. Nutty. I mean – in normal circumstances, I would have been in heaven being in the same room as all these foodie personalities… Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Jamie Oliver, Gail Simmons, Dana Cowan, Bobby Flay – and so many more. But shooting an event is TOUGH. First, I kind of felt like paparazzi – and that felt a little yucky. Second, I’m lugging a tripod around trying to set it up and get pretty shots and it’s a crowded party with people everywhere, bumping into me, walking in front of me, etc. Definitely a challenge! Anyway – I’m grateful to have had the experience for sure… but shooting events is not as fun as I would have thought! AND… I didn’t take any pictures from the party because I was so focused on trying to get good film footage… luckily Amie was there assisting and she got a bunch of good stills. I’m uploading them as we speak and will share a few tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I’m loving my macro lens! I know I shot roses the other day… but it’s a whole different story with this lens!
Photo 220 out of 365 – “Rose”
And yesterday I seriously only took three pictures the entire day. And I’m not exactly crazy about any of them – it was the first time I actually considered cheating, because on Monday I took about ten photos I would have been proud to post. But no… I’m not going to cheat. This one is kind of cool. I took it while I was getting a manicure. I like the nail dust and the black background. If I had to take it again, I would have done an aperture of f/12 or something… so the rest of my finger wouldn’t be quite so blurry.
Photo 221 out of 365 – “Nail File”
Off to lunch now! Running late as usual!!