* As a reminder, tomorrow is Photography Friday!! *
I was back at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad on Tuesday.
A couple of my girlfriends wanted to make the trip. Now that I've been there once, I had a better feel for what lenses I wanted to take with me this time. I knew my macro lens could stay at home and my big monster 70-200 needed to come with me.
This is my friend Dee:
She was trying to steal me away from Briefcase. Don't tell him, okay?
Here's my friend, Nike. You've seen photos of her before:
Thank goodness my friends were willing to help me carry things, because it's very hard to be a one-armed photographer. I know I'm the one making the decision to pursue my love of photography. I know I'm responsible for the incredible physical pain that results when I shoot pictures. I also know how important it is to my spirit to have something I love so much in my life, regardless of the pain it causes.
<pops two pain pills and continues typing …>
Here's my, hands down, favorite photo of the day:
Is it wrong to be in love with a photo? Because I am. I'm going to have it framed. I think I'm also going to have note cards made from it. I'm in love.
I wanted to also show you the view from The Flower Fields.
Sky, ocean, homes, businesses … flowers!
And more flowers …..
I love watching the "wagons" or flower trucks drive through the fields.
It's almost more color than a person can comprehend. Acres upon acres of beautiful, vivid, colors!
I could show you photo, after photo, after photo, of breathtaking flowers, and flower fields, and color.
A woman approached me at the fields. She wanted to know if she could use one of my photos to paint. She's an artist, but not a photographer. I gave her one of my business cards. How fun to think one of my photos might end up as a painting!
Another woman approached me with lots of questions about her point and shoot camera, how it works, and what she could do with it. I won't go into all the details right now, but later in the day the subject came up again with my girlfriends.
"Sometimes," I informed them, "Bigger IS better."
And that's right about when I started getting a lot of strange looks from people passing by. I swear, I didn't intentionally pose in front of the va-jay-jay looking lemon while posed like this. No, I didn't realize that until I got home and saw the photo.
Several of the photos from today's post can be found on my photo site. The last one, of the phallic camera lens and the giant vagina lemon, will not be available for sale.
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