First Shot

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a first shot. These are just what that implies: it’s the very first shot out of my camera. These forget-me-nots were what caused me to pull my camera out even before going one mile. My general “rule” is to walk two miles before pulling the camera out. I don’t always succeed in obeying that self-imposed rule!

Today’s walk was rather lovely when it comes to weather, but sadly it really shouldn’t be that way. We desperately need rain here, and such warm temperatures are more than a little worrisome. But on the bright side, I managed to walk 5.3 miles. My distance isn’t as great as it used to be, and certainly my speed has slowed tremendously — this walk took me a whopping 1 hour and 38 minutes. I remember when I used to walk a 16 minute mile! (And I remember when using the Fitbit that I was told I walked a 15 minute mile, but I now realize Fitbit exaggerated a bit.)

Anyway, have a First Shot. I used my Canon EOS R with the 100mm lens for this image.

First Shot: Myosotis, 2.8.22

Trying to Wake Up?

I sure was! My alarm went off at 7AM and the thought of getting out of my comfy warm bed was not at all appealing. Finally, though, I knew I just had to force myself, as I have things to do (practice) and places to go (my walk). When I opened my computer and loaded Lightroom this is what greeted me … and the bright colors did help wake me and brighten my day. I hope it helps some of you as well.

Orange Poppies with Purple, 5.7.18