Week 40, 10 to go but I think I’m still behind because Google tells me that this is week 42 of the year? Somehow I lost 2 weeks. I am posting a week behind so I should be posting week 41 this week. Good thing I have two photos taken over the last week or so that I want to post and it is my #50WithA50 so I can cheat a little 🙂 The goal is to get out taking photos and I’ve already taken more photos this year than any year since 2011. In fact I’ve taken more photos than 2018 and 2017 combined and I have a shot of it being my most productive year ever. So goal achieved with my #50WithA50.
Back to this photo. I went for a walk in a wooded area and came across a little stream clogged with leaves. The sun was peeking through the branches and in some places when it hit leaves on the ground or in the stream there was a beautiful golden glow.
I went for another walk at lunch and instead of going right as usual I went left. A few meters down the path I heard a crazy chirping noise and realized it was the sound of a pissed off squirrel. Took me a couple of minutes to actually find him as he kept moving but when I eventually did find him he was none too pleased. At one stage he actually started hopping down the tree towards me as I shot up leaning against the tree. I did have an image in my mind of a crazy flying squirrel lunging down at the lens for this weeks #50WithA50 but it didn’t come to pass. Probably for the best really, I was bitten by a squirrel once when I was a kid and while it didn’t hurt I don’t want to be the guy who has been bitten twice by squirrels. That just seems weird.
Autumn is here and with it came mushrooms, lots and lots of mushrooms in the forests where I go for walks at lunch. Well where I used to walk, it’s been a busy few weeks and I haven’t gotten over there in a while so it was nice to get over with my camera today. I don’t remember this many last year but maybe I wasn’t paying attention. Today I was hunting for photos for #50WithA50 so I found mushrooms everywhere. When I went out I hoped to get photos of the leaves turning but I have to post the mushroom shots, they deserve it, after all they are fun guys…. ok, sorry, I’ll leave now.
Meet Rufus, not our dog but the new puppy of my sister-in-law and her family. He’s an 11 week old australian shepherd puppy and very cute. He alternates between a ball of pure energy and naps. I figured he’d make a good subject for week 37 of my #50WithA50. Perhaps himself and my own dog will make more appearances before the end of the project.
Autumn is also arriving and the trees in the neighbourhood are starting to turn. I’m still taking photos but I’m also still behind on my posting. Editing wedding photos and the start of kindergarten has thrown my usual routine into disarray.
Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of regular posts for #50WithA50 soon but for now I’ll post two today, one from two weeks ago and one from last week.
Very very late posting this but I did take it last week. I had a family wedding where I was the wedding photographer so I’ve been swamped both with getting ready, shooting the wedding and processing photos. I didnt use the 50mm at all during the wedding, it was in my bag but I didnt have a chance to take it out. I shot a detail afterwards of the invite and some spare boutonnieres using the 50mm so I thought I’d post it. Hopefully I’ll post another later this week and try to catch up.