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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.




Saturday, February 27, 2010

Goin' South

7168 A Taste of Honey

I hadn't really meant to drop off posting to once a month. This picture is one of a set I did for A Taste Of Honey, playing through March 6 at Eclectic Theater. It is still a bit edgy, and was likely frightening when it came out in the 50's.

I took pictures for this production, the same venue and director I worked with for MacBeth, as well as one of the actors. It was a very good production and I saw it once, then again with the camera. Two wishes for photographing productions. First, to shoot one with a little brighter lighting. It seemed dark when you were watching, which is common for fringe theaters which don't have the budget for the equipment and power. The other would be to come to a couple of the final rehearsals to get a feel for the production, so I could shoot one during a dress, while wandering the venue. Then for the preview to pick a seat (maybe moving from during intermission) for pictures with the added energy of an audience.

I decided to go to Arizona for a week in March. My folks just got a new place down there, trading the condo for a small house, and I figured things would be too discombobulated so I didn't bring up the subject. I'm looking forward to the warm, and they are having an unusual amount of rain -- even more than last year it sounds like -- so the desert should be spectacular. I got what was to me an insanely pricey lens for taking pictures in the theater, and now I'm thinking macro... Maybe I should just practice more with the extender tubes.

I've been doing yoga, and it seems to be helping my back though as I work to build strength there are some days where it feels pretty bad. Another month, and some desert heat. It should feel pretty good.