Humble admission number one. I boast often about not getting ticks on me. At least not while wearing treated clothing. But I did get one on me Friday while not wearing said duds. Not a big deal, Mary Beth was able to pluck it off and I got a prescription for doxycycline which has always been just what the doctor ordered. The tick became moot, but the doxy and I did not get along and I spent two days with tingling in my face and a feeling of exhaustion. Guess no more doxy. I finally felt well enough to go out photographing today.
Humble admission number two. I was shooting at Dean Brook this morning. I saw the image below first but did other compositions and decided to do this last on the way out although it did look sketchy for footing. I made the image and thought it would look better from the other side of the channel. If you look carefully at the lower right you might be able to see that it could be slippery. It looks that way because it was. Right on my butt taking the tripod and camera with me (the Canon hit rock but seems fine), filling my boots to the top with squishy water, soaking my clothes to the skin including everything in my wallet (the bills are drying between pieces of paper towel), and giving my shoulder a bone contusion…my diagnosis. The hip is sore too. But plucky idiot that I am, I got up and made two more exposures from the other side before going to the car. They weren’t worth the trouble. Live and learn. Quit while you’re ahead. 🙂 I’ll be fine but won’t be hailing a taxi with my right arm any time soon.
For the trouble, I didn’t compose the other two correctly and cut off the tree on the right which I happen to like. Afterwards I squished my way back up the hill and drove home. I am supposed to make a chicken stir fry for dinner but not sure about my knife skills right now. 🙂