I almost always shoot solo. Having a shooting partner is nice and offers a bit of safety when one is hiking deep in the woods or off the beaten path and I’d be wise to do so, but I almost always prefer the lack of company. It’s a little distracting knowing there is someone else with interest of a different nature. Several years back I went out with a good and old friend regularly. He almost never made any images as we had different interests…having a pulse versus not…but was a good sport about patience and encouraging me to follow what I wished. Still, it was difficult to be totally immersed in the subject at hand. I just do better work when on my own. I’d also like to say that shooting in peace and quiet without conversation is a plus, although the quiet part is a lost cause with tinnitus.
So here’s an image from Dean Brook on a frigid morning…cold and alone. I can even say that I was indeed immersed in my subject.I’ve a couple of things going on. I entered once more the annual Monson Arts Council show and also have an exhibit coming up in April at Arcadia, one of the Massachusetts Audubon sanctuaries.