Yesterday, Elaine and I headed out for our day full of photography. I knew it was going to be a good day, but I had no idea just HOW good of a day it was going to be! So good, we were already coming up with plans for our upcoming photo excursions! I can’t wait to see how her photographs turn out – we looked at the camera displays while we were out and about, but they always look so much better full size!
I went over to her house late in the morning, and dropped my car off so she could drive us around town in her adorable VW beetle. I’ve never ridden in her car before – such fun! We went to Houston Camera Exchange, where we shopped for camera bags, filters, and I picked up the spray that I needed to hand color more photographs. (Coming soon to Etsy!) After we left there, we headed over to the Hobbit Cafe for lunch. It was warm outside, but perfect weather for relaxing in the shade of Hobbit Cafe. Yummy food and great conversation, we had a blast!
From there, we headed over to Hermann Park for the Assignment: Houston project. When Mike, Jason & I went to the zoo back over Spring Break, we purchased a family membership – so now we get to go to the zoo for free all year! Elaine just got a new fancypants camera, and I haven’t been using mine as much recently since I was shooting film for my photography class, so it was the perfect time to spend a few hours at the zoo. Hot, but a perfect blue sky made for a great day.
I have a lot of flower macros from the day to make my way through, and a whole round of flamingo photographs. I couldn’t get enough of either one!
After the zoo, we walked through Hermann Park, stopping to photograph some more at Miller Outdoor Theater. They were preparing for an opera in the park last night, but we left and headed over to a tea room for bubble tea. Well, bubble tea for Elaine, I got water! After hours outdoors, I needed lots of water. As we were heading towards home, we made an impromptu detour to Eleanor Tinsley park for skyline photographs, and a few more flower macros!
By the time we made it back to Elaine’s house, we were both hot, sweaty, tired, but very happy. I haven’t been feeling so creatively inspired recently, but I am now. It is a good feeling!
I headed for home, spent the evening watching a movie with Mike & Jason, and just relaxing. Today was dedicated to getting some things done around the house, getting Jason ready for his final exams, and enjoying some down time. I watched “The Terminal” (very good!) and “In Good Company” (pretty good, but I didn’t care for the ending).
Now I have a lot of editing ahead of me in Photoshop, as I convert them from RAW and get them ready for printing. I’m planning on posting some photographs on Etsy this week – if there are any that you are interested in seeing there, please let me know!