My Orders

My Orders

My orders today (from my wife) are to stay in bed and elevate my foot.  At one point I got up to look for something and she said, “You’re supposed to be laying down.”

Ever since my accident my feet have been giving me problems.  This morning is about the worse it has ever been.  I am taking her advice and giving it a rest.

I’ve been trying to connect the dots here.  I have no idea what brings on these “flare ups”.  It’s like this… If you are hitting your thumb with a hammer, and it hurts afterwards, then you know you’ve got to stop hitting your thumb with a hammer.  In the case of my feet, I can’t figure it out.  Yesterday I was on my feet a lot.  However, the time before when it flared up, I had been sitting a lot.  Go figure.

Temple

When I woke this morning I thought there is no way I could go work in the temple.  But, as the day progressed, the pain receded.  So, I went to the temple.

I told our shift coordinator about the calcification on my Achilles tendon.  It worked out well.  My assignments were all ones where I could mostly sit.

Oh the Pain

Oh the Pain

Oh the pain I feel after yesterdays tromp around NYC.  The bottom of my feet hurt (it appears these new shoes aren’t that great for being on my feet all day), as well as my knee.

I only got a few hours of sleep because I had an early meeting.  After that, I was wide awake and unable to go to sleep so I started in on the photos from yesterday.

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Tania in NYC Library

Who would have thought that the NYC public library would be such a great place to shoot.  Finding some less used stairs, I simply positioned the client near a window to get this wonderful loop lighting on her face.

I’ve put together a NYC mentoring class (see http://www.dbwalton.com/store/nyc-mentored-model-shoot/) for those who would like to learn how to find light like this, pose people, and take great pictures in public locations.  I will contract with a model (like Tania) to model for the shoot and you just need to bring your camera and be prepared to learn and get some great photos.

I spent most of the day catching up on e-mails, uploading my photos from the trip, and retouching a few of them.

Came dinner time I was exhausted and stiff and sore.