Musings. Steve, over at Photographyfree4all said he enjoyed my musings. I like the sound of that word. It makes me picture my self in an easy chair, leaned back with a pipe in my mouth, looking upward and musing. However, I don’t smoke anymore. I did many years ago when I was a kid, but never a pipe. Okay, so I did try a pipe. But I just didn’t look right with a pipe in my mouth. Pipes look best in the mouths of professors. Especially when they are looking up with them in their mouth and they are saying “hmmmm” and musing. 🙂
So here I am musing, I guess. I would rather call it just rambling on. I was just thinking (or musing) how I told Raymond at Braxisphotography that I took a lot of pictures from my car. I hadn’t really thought much about it untill I brought it up, but some of my best images were captured from the front seat of my van.
My van, like most vehicles nowadays, has individual front seats in front, so my Canon 7D with the 500mm attached, sits on the floor beside me between the seats. On my lap is another Canon 7D with my 100-400mm lens attached. So I am ready for anything that may happen to appear. My dear friend Deb, from Tennesse, kids me about stopping in the middle of the road to take a photograph. I tell her that I absolutely do not stop in the middle of the road. It is usually in one lane or the other. 🙂
So as an example, I was driving along on US67 heading for Ballinger one day. Sid and Suzanne Johnson were in the back seat. All of a sudden, Sid hollered out there was Red-tailed Hawk in the grass on the left. Sure enough, there sitting near the road in the grass on the left was this beautiful hawk. I stopped immediately, in the middle of the lane, after checking my mirrors, of course. Hey, I may be crazy but I’m not stupid. 🙂 Anyway, I grabbed that camera off my lap and I was ready to go.
The following is the resulting image. Actually one of many images, as I had that 7D on high-speed multiple shooting at 8 frames per sec. This one is one of the best.
Okay, enough rambling (or musing) for me today. Check with me tomorrow and I might have some more “a-musing” musings. Hey, that’s catchy, don’t ya think” 🙂