The Week at Deep-Dish Life – Week 2

With apologies to Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion, my week was quiet. Thankfully. My son started the spring semester at the local university and so the week was mostly about getting back to normal after the holidays. Most of the action this week happened at the bird feeder…

Weddington taking a keen interest in the action near the bird feeder.

Weddington taking a keen interest in the action near the bird feeder.

BIRD WATCHING…

We take extra efforts on these really cold days to keep the bird feeder full. While there are plenty of visiting birds, it’s always a battle to keep the squirrels away. So this year we’ve tempted them away from the feeder by scattering popcorn and peanuts nearby. The verdict’s still out on how well that works. And then there’s always the neighbor’s cat, Weddington. He mostly just likes to watch birds but occasionally he will try to catch one. So far, no luck, for him.

I did manage to capture a nice image of the very shy Red-bellied Woodpecker and am still trying to capture the smaller Downy Woodpeckers (maybe next week).

Cover of Portraits of the American Craftsman by Tadd Myers

Cover of Portraits of the American Craftsman by Tadd Myers

READING…

I just finished reading photographer Tadd Myers’ striking photobook  Portraits of the American Craftsman. It’s a beautiful portrayal of the culture of craftsmanship and the individuals who make hand-made their livelihood. Check out Meyer’s website to see more photos and learn more about his project from this Ted Talks video. Working on a photography project this like would be a dream for me.

 

DOING CLOSE-UPS…

Close-up photography that is. I’ve been practicing lately with a variety of shapes, textures, and lighting conditions. Over the past year I have found that I really enjoy the challenge of arranging objects into an interesting composition. And it’s been good practice as well, allowing me to hone a number of basic skills.

 

That’s it for me. What have you been up to this week? I hope you have a wonderful week coming!

 

 

 

 

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