Tuesday, January 27, 2009
preparation / insight
I came home for lunch today and as I was fixing my lunch I looked out the window and saw a squirrel trying to go through the tiny hole in our big polar tree with a very large mouth full of leaves and wood scraps - she was having a hard time. So I rushed to grab the camera in hopes of getting a photo of her, but by the time I got back all I saw was the tip of her tail as she went in the hole. I waited for a little while in hopes that I would see her going back in with more materials for her nest, but I couldn't wait any longer - I had to get back to work. I read a little bit tonight about the squirrel's nesting habits and found out that there are two mating seasons - one in January and one in June. I think maybe that little squirrel was preparing a nest for her young. Every spring we see a family of about 3 - 5 living in our big poplar tree, chasing each other and poking their little heads out of the hole to see who's watching. I know some think they are just pests, but I enjoy watching them play. / i received Annie Leibovitz's new book as a Christmas gift and i can't wait to read it. Annie Leibovitz introduces her book: "It is written for someone like the person I was at the beginning of my career, when I was in art school. A young me. I didn’t know which road I would take. Whether it would be a commercial road, a magazine road, an artistic road, a journalistic road. It’s written for that person. Someone who is interested in photography but isn’t sure how they want to use it." ...that person is me. it should be interesting reading - she describes specific photos and how each shot came about - the who, how, where and why - giving the reader real insight into each photograph. i don't know which direction i am leaning - what road i will take - but i changed my major from photography to graphic art (my emphasis will be on photography) in hopes that there will be more roads from which to choose.
The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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