Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wine, Farms, Food & Shutter Speed

I've come to the conclusion that I need a tangible goal for this spring & summer. Not an overly-thought out one, or a super serious one (I have enough seriousness in my day job) but one that speaks to my passions, heightens my joy that day & enriches me in something I deem important.
^My glass of red after the hunt for the perfect pumpkin.

So without further hesitation: My Spring/Summer goal is to practice photography at Farms, Outdoor Markets and Wineries while the weather is warm.
^Berry-Picking in Sauvie's Island, Oregon in 2013

If you're thinking I'm just finding a way to drink more fine wine overlooking a hillside vineyard or peruse a farmer's market and nosh on fresh bread covered in sticky honey or simply carving out time for me to run through a field & pet goats... well you're right. I love doing those things. And I need to remind myself more to get up early on warm weekend mornings to go explore said beautiful places where you get to sip & eat off the very land you walk upon (not to mention wholly support your local merchants).
^Taken in Woodinville, WA last Spring.

But more than that, with photography courses under my belt and my ongoing (and neverending) work on understanding my camera, I think I've come pretty far from when I first received my DSLR. But I want to really reign it in now, I know what I'm good at and I know what lingering questions remain. Questions that can be easily answered through practice ... practice ... and practice.
^Post-pumpkin patch wine tasting in Hillsboro, Oregon 2013

And outside lighting with cold wine, delectable eats & farm animals lingering in the peripheral is the perfect place to do just that. I want to focus more on DAY plans this summer than NIGHT plans. Hobbies are important after all.

Any fun goals for yourself you'd like to accomplish this spring?


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I can't wait to see the fruits of your labor on this goal.

Pat Hatt said...

Practice makes perfect(although if no one is perfect how can that be? lol) and you have a blog to show every single one on.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha, I know- so perfect. Sometimes the universe just falls into place!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I like that play on words!

Jax said...

I looovvveee blueberries!!!! I kind of want to steal your goal. Maybe if I skip the wine part, I could take mushy blueberry picking!!

Elle Sees said...

excellent idea!! getting better at my pics is on my list as well. genius with adding the wine in!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I know, right? ha.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

You should!! I loved doing it when I was little.