The Luxury of Time
I can’t really say there is a typical day at Crater Lake National Park. The luxury of time afforded by the Artist in Residence program allows me to follow my bliss. One morning I woke up before sunrise and did some painting, another day I began with a period of meditation, and I often have an oil painting in progress. Primarily I start the day with a good cup of coffee.
Today, while meditating, I spied the clouds in the sky. I knew a storm was coming in and hoped for cumulus clouds over Crater Lake. Since I don’t know the storm and light patterns up here in Oregon, I scout photography locations many times during each day. Typically I use my iPhone when scouting and then return to the subject with my favorite camera gear and tripod. Unless of course, the light is perfect, then I take it all seriously and get er done.
A Double Tripod Kind Of Day
As Crater Lake’s current Artist in Residence I am experiencing the luxury of daily photography adventures along the rim.
I drove up to Crater Lake three separate times today. My first mission was to set up my wide angle lens for a time lapse. I really enjoy cloud shadows, and time lapse image making is the perfect way for me to capture a series of images. The first location today was fun, and the time lapse of 400 images at 5 second intervals lasted 33 minutes. I enjoyed a little walk while the photos were being made, but I also needed to stick close as the wind was gusting at 15-20mph. I strapped my camera bag to the tripod to weigh it down. While the time lapse was in progress, I set up my second tripod for more image making. Double fisted, three camera, kinda day.
I’m going with the flow, I feel charged up, inspired, and blessed to be gifted with this residency.