I try to take pictures or be creative in some way everyday. Thursday, however has become my "photo adventure" day. Thursday is a good day because my husband works away from the house and during most of the year my kids are in school. Even though it's summer, I can still take advantage of my typical free time on a Thursday. They are teenagers, so realistically they aren't getting up before the crack of noon.
I go someplace, weather permitting, walk around and hope to find something interesting.
So, yesterday, off I went.
I keep a running list of places to go. I'm lucky to live in an area where the city, the shore and some fabulous botanical gardens are all within an hours drive. I decided to hit up Princeton. About a year and a half ago, I attended a workshop with an amazing photographer, Rick Gerrity through the Digital Photo Academy. Rick led us on a walk around the Princeton University campus. It was great meeting him, and I got some very interesting shots, but it was mid-March and the snow hadn't quite melted enough.
I added it to my list for the future.
I thought since it was summer it might be relatively quiet on campus and all the flowers in the President's Garden would be in bloom to boot. I have this thing about shooting with large groups of people or any people around for that matter. I don't like it. I like to be alone, or rather by myself. When I am in a zone I need to get in to my own head. It helps with my creativity. I don't want people looking at me or talking to me. There must have been some sort of group tour going on in Princeton yesterday, because the population of a large Asian villages there, all poised with cameras and cell phones in hand.
Better luck next time.