I am going to Seattle this week for Click Away. I have no idea what to say about that, except that I am very nervous and very excited. I think it will help me clarify some goals and solidify some plans, and on a very practical level I hope that my skills improve as a result of going (however it happens). I haven't been on a trip alone in a lot of years, and it is way past time for me to do something like this. I am still figuring out what I want to bring as far as cameras, and how I am going to get them there, because the search for the perfect camera bag NEVER ENDS. I was really happy with a lot of my photos from the past week or so, but at the same time I feel the fall coming. And the cold. I wish I could reframe my feelings about fall, like all of the people who think that it is beautiful, and the weather is nice. I think photographers are especially supposed to love it. All I can think about is always having to be indoors, or how difficult it is to get outdoors with three kids, and all of the coats. The dreams of hot chocolate by the fire only take me so far. I am a very big believer in the health and healing power of nature and being outside. My kids are always asking whhhhhhhhhhy I want to go outside all of the time. Being outside is awesome. That is why. And all of the growing things are miracles. And fresh air, and golden light. Geez.
My next post will be filled with photos from my trip. I can't wait.