So today it is 51 years. I am always discovering new ways this man is "there" demonstrating his love for me.
This is a shot from one of my final assignments in Color Digital class (Spring Semester) Professor Ron Talbot was my professor. He is a lovely, soft-spoken man, and an accomplished, world-reknowned photographer.
Our task was to capture enough images utilizing our choice of models and props to create a slideshow set to music. We were given access to the grounds of a lovely estate, and could stay as long as we liked.
Armed with my brand new tripod, my equally new remote control, two cameras, and several lenses, some of which I had no idea how to use, I loaded a wagon with my collection of props and away we went. I had chosen "When I am 64" as inspiration, since serious portraiture is not my strong suit. I thought the humorous take would be most forgiving.
No homework is turned in without the presentation to the class for critique. My preface for my work was familiar, apology, then present.
I worked on this slide show, reviewing, editing, re-thinking, setting timing, cutting, (and there is always the crying), mastering the software . . .all of it. Frustration does not even begin to describe where I was much of the time. Charles headed for bed the night before I was to turn my work in, leaving me sweating bullets over this task, striving for perfection, and feeling further and further away from it.
Finally I was satisfied with the results and gave it one last run-through!! AWWWWWKKKK! Stamped across every single panel was the name of the software designer. My trial version would not yield a working product without purchase. Sooooo at 4 in the morning, I was frantically making the buy, installing my copy, then struggling desperately to incorporate the finished work without needing to re-create it.
I realized success at 5:30 in the morning, copied it to my thumbdrive, and headed to bed for the 2 hour sleep that remained. I could not sleep, though, I was too wound up.
I arrived at class bright and chipper, though, anxious to share the slideshow, and to show off how much of a sacrifice Charles will make for me. I am 67 .. .. this is proof he still loved me at 64, and beyond . . . . .
Be sure to turn the sound up when you view the slide show.
Oh, yes, we earned an "A" and the distinction of being shown to each of Professor Ron's classes that were given the same assignment!
|camera||Canon EOS REBEL T3i|
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