I realized something last Friday when I set out on my 30 minute photo-walk as recommended by Bella over at 52 Photos. That is, there is NO SUCH THING as a 30 minute photo-walk - at least not for me. Generally speaking, it takes me about 25 minutes to make one circuit on my usual route. With camera in hand, it easily takes an hour.
On Friday, it took me 20 minutes to even get out of my own yard as the glistening of frosted leaves immediately drew me in for a closer look. All I can say is that it was a good thing that I had the day off work.
About 150 shots later, I arrived home and had to immediately pull them off the camera and scroll through them all to see what I captured. That easily took an hour or so.
When I was ready to start processing, I examined the whole set more closely and spent the better part of the last two hours editing and uploading so I could share them here.
Of course, this is just the quick and dirty version of processing. I'm not done with these photos yet and intend to revisit them later, perhaps add some texture, make a greeting card or create a photo art piece. The possibilities are endless, but time to devote to all this is not.
The sound of rain outside tells me there will be no walking of any sort this morning, thus relieving me of any guilt I may have about skipping my morning walk. In truth, I'd be pushing my schedule to the edge if I tried to get a walk in this morning. Nevertheless, I'll blame it on the rain.
Another call from my boy in Afghanistan and the opportunity for a nice long chat. And, of course, the rain.