It used to be when I started this blogging adventure I would never put people in my shots. I even avoided people waiting until there was no one close to take the shot. Now I include people whenever I can. Teresa and I were talking on our way home from Colorado and she said something that stuck with me. "I have not seen many people who earn from the types of shots we are taking on this trip, but there are a lot who earn from weddings, seniors and portraits." I thought a lot about what she said as I drove home and realized while I may never make any money at this there is a connection we make with a picture where there are people in the shot. I am not sure why this is; perhaps because we can substitute ourselves to where they are. Food for thought, perhaps you can share your thoughts?
This shot is in the Comanche National Grasslands, and Teresa and Amy are walking away from me on the Prairie Trail. Probably not what you would consider a Colorado shot, huh?
We are home from Colorado, many days too early. Amy became very ill very early Tuesday morning so we decided to head for home. I was afraid it was appendicitis, but we now believe it to be an acute case of altitude sickness. Either way when we returned to the plains of Kansas, her severe pain and nausea disappeared and life was back to normal. We were all disappointed to end our Colorado adventure early; especially Amy who had many things she wanted to do and see.
Thanks to my big brother Larry and his wife Carol we did see and do many things in our short stay. Among those things: camping life in a wonderful KOA campground, a mountain picnic, feeding chipmunks at St. Elmo, horseback riding, a real 4 wheel drive adventure to the Mary Murphy Mine, sitting back and enjoying a mountain thundershower under a camper awning, mountain sunrises and sunsets and most of all enjoying time with family.
Thanks Larry and Carol, I love you guys.