Okay, I found one more image that worked from yesterday’s rose garden outing. Also, there is an image I had high hopes for, but in the end doesn’t work for me. The more interesting part to me is the action that happened where i wasn’t looking (or focused for that matter). Oh I wish I had seen it when it was going down! That is the one drawback to the remote shutter release.
Today’s capture comes with pain, frustration, and a bit of misery. I wanted to jet off to get some photos in the evening light at the Heritage Rose Garden in San Jose. The kids wanted to come along to take flower pictures of their own. Sounds good. I get the nice light, they get to hang out, my wife gets a break.
That is where things went wrong. The rose garden isn’t really too close to anything. As in, it’s not setup like a regular park. So when my older daughter said, “I need to go potty really really bad,” just after I setup for my first photo after we drove out there; I had to figure out how to deal with the situation. We worked around the issue, and I won’t go into detail how, but lets just say, timing was critical.
Back to shooting. Of course, it’s quite windy so every shot takes tons of patience. At least I have my tripod and remote shutter release. Until I hear. “She fell! She fell and hurt herself!” Apparently the kids were playing on a hill and my youngest one fell on the concrete and cut the inside of her lip, poor thing (she’s fine now). That marked the end of the photo trip. 40 minutes of total driving, and 20 minutes of highly distracted shooting. I wasn’t really happy with any of the shots, so here is the best of the outing. Oh, in 30 more minutes, this one would have been so sweet.