9 thoughts on “Haiku: Footloose

    1. Thanks for the praise! I worked hard, indeed, very long hours, but there was this thing called a weekend. 🙂 On Saturday, I pretended I was you, took 671 photos and followed your advice: “don’t take the picture, let the picture take you”. I got in 17K steps and lots of material…and spent most of Sunday resting and looking at the photos.

      1. Don’t pretend you are me. Gosh, it would have really hurt you to walk that far if you were me.

        Seriously, a couple of suggestions from your photo hero. Heh.

        I never actually know how many pictures I’ve taken until I look at the images when I’m culling and editing. For me and people like me, my first cull is about 10% of the total and my final selection is about 3% of that. I’m looking for the best of the best and that’s all anyone sees.

        You travel a lot, but for me as a photographer (not a music manager) I never waste a day on the road. If I’m tired and I need to recover, I spend the time in local libraries, art galleries and museums. And, I eat too much local food. I work on pictures when I get home, in consistent light and a bigger monitor so I can see.

        Finally, I never delete anything. That’s very old school and comes from the time when you needed negative strips to be able to put them in files. I review my mistakes, closely to figure out what I could do better. I do that even after all these years.

      2. It DID hurt to walk that far…perhaps I’ve channelled you too much. 🙂 No, actually, I’m overdue for foot surgery to correct the last one that didn’t heal properly and left me slightly deformed. Next January, I’m goin’ down…for about 3 mos.

        I left a bit out about Sunday; it was a travel day with a lovely 3-hour train trip along the coast of Scotland, and when we arrived in Edinburgh, it was raining cats and dogs and perhaps a few hamsters, too. Even so, we schlepped over to hit the Edinburgh Hipster Food Court (my moniker for it) and have another Butcher Bad Boy Burger. https://glovergardens.com/2017/07/23/edinburghs-hipster-food-court-and-the-butcher-bad-boy-burger/ And then, for the evening, just room service and my photos.

        Your advice is great – don’t waste a day on the road and don’t delete stuff. I’m adding them to the list. 🙂

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