… and shot a few frames.
I have to tell you the truth: it has been extremely hard to pick up the camera. Oh, I have been dragging it around with me; it’s just that I leave it in the camera bag, neglected, alone, sad, dusty. It really isn’t that I loath taking photos right now, it is more that I am so wiped out after a day at the library that I can’t summon the creativity to come up with a decent shot
Wiped out after a day at the library, you say with an incredulous voice? Yes, wiped out. For the past month, I have had at least 4 graphics projects going at once, constantly and daily, because this co-worker needs this and that co-worker needs that while the director needs something else entirely RIGHT NOW. And in the middle of it all, I am trying to get book orders done, doing everything a circulation supervisor does (customer service, overdue reports, letters, calls, collections agency referrals, database edits etc..), trying to keep the library blogs and Facebook pages current, replacing and repairing worn books, sorting all book donations, and writing and assembling books for the Photoshop and Gimp classes that I am teaching in one month, while everyone stops by my office to talk, talk, talk – and I have 6.5 hours each day to try to get it all done – I give the library 1.5 hours a day of my own time so that I can keep my head above water. It is no wonder my chest is starting to hurt every day when I get into the car to drive to work. And it is no wonder that my camera is sitting neglected.
But… I did get out to shoot a photo or two today and had someone model for me unknowingly – I did show her the photos after I shot them. The photos were all shot at Ontario Dam – no, I didn’t head to the Great White North – Ontario is a tiny burg in Northern Indiana. But don’t blink or breath while you are driving through because you will miss the stop sign.