My life has pretty much revolved around shooting and editing for the last few weeks. While I’m glad to be doing so much of both, I am beginning to feel a bit like my editing desk is a second home. I most certainly need a more comfy and appropriate chair than the wooden dining chair that I’ve been using the last few years!
What a busy few weeks I’ve had. Two weeks ago I was in upstate New York, shooting the Defiance & Independence event at Fort Ticonderoga. I took around 3600 photos, and I spent most of the following week editing. While I have sorted through many of them and sent some early picks off to the fort staff, I still have a long way to go before I can consider that project “done”.
The weekend after that, I was asked to shoot Urban Evolution’s “Circus for a Night” event. My camera was having some issues, and the lack of lighting or bounce space for a flash, as well as some other issues made for a difficult shoot, and I’m sad to say that I’m not particularly enamored with my work from that shoot. But, at least there were several other photographers there, getting good shots with lenses that aren’t half-broken.
Two days later, I was off to Richmond, Virginia to see a concert by Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, and The Milk Carton Kids. I was only able to shoot The Lumineers and The Milk Carton Kids, but I was pretty pleased with what I got, despite having a mike stand in the way much of the time. I drove down to Richmond, spent a couple hours wandering around, went to and shot the concert, and then drove back again that night. It was a long day.
Two days after that, Marc and I headed up to the Mohawk Valley area of New York, for the reenactment of the Battle of Oriskany. Due to traffic, it took us 10 hours to get there, and we arrived close to midnight. I was up the next morning at 6am to get some of my best shots of the entire event, of the camps in the morning mist. I accompanied our unit in the battle in the ravine, and ended up running up and down the 45˚ angle dirt walls several times, as well as running through the creek, all in my petticoats and stays! There was another photographer with the group we were running with, Amanda McNaughton, who was a lot of fun to shoot with, and she very kindly lent me one of her lenses for the portrait session I had booked on Sunday.
This week and the following week are going to be spent editing the shots from everything I’ve done in the last few weeks. I’m happy to be shooting so much, and my Netflix account is certainly being used for all it’s worth, as I tend to watch movies and TV in the background while editing.
What does this mean for all of you? TONS and TONS of pretty photos soon!
For now, here’s a quick look at some of what I’ve done recently: