Friday, March 18, 2011

What's that? A Light? At the end of the tunnel?

This blog has been silent for a while.  Okay, anybody looking at the last date that this thing was published could have said that.  School has been busy.  As John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."

I have done very little work inside blinds in the time since my last blog entry.  Over the Christmas holidays I spent a little bit of time inside the blind at San Angelo State Park.  This was mostly to test out a new tripod and remind myself what it was like to make images again.  It had been three months since I had made a single exposure.

As it turned out, my best image that trip was outside of the blind and without the benefit of my tripod.  But hey, things happen.

I missed the opportunity to shoot in the blinds around the Dayton area.  School made it too difficult to get out of the house.  I did not shoot another image outdoors until last weekend.

Okay, what is on the agenda?  I head back to Texas for good in June, but I expect that most of that month will be occupied with moving, unpacking, and getting settled in.  I'm hoping for a trip out to South Llano River SP in July, but we'll see what is on my agenda in the new job.  A good portion of August will have me on the road again, but by September I will be back in Texas and with hopefully cooler temperatures and to reassess what my fall will look like.

Other news of note.  Kathy Adams Clark will be doing a workshop at Block Creek Natural Area April 29th-May 1st.  The good folks at Block Creek promised to provide more details soon so head over there for more info.

Nosajio, the author of the White Noise blog, has had very kind words to say about the new blind at Pedernales Falls SP.  Bill Yeates had kind words to say about a blind that I thought was pretty bad at the time in Fredericksburg.  He reported great quantities of birds in the blind and reasonable light.  I also stumbled upon talk of some blinds either up or going up in Midland.  More to come on that as I get additional information.  Sadly nothing new about the proposed new blind at San Angelo SP.  I'm afraid that one has run out of steam.

I also found a phone message on Google Voice from back in December that I need to follow-up on and perhaps something good will come of that as well.

Expect over the next couple of months a couple of notes here and there as I start to blend back into the Texas woodwork.  Happy shooting to all of you.

Image:  Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), San Angelo SP, San Angelo, Texas © Jim Miller - 

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