Monday, March 11, 2013

Beam me up, Scotty!

Vasquez rocks in Agua Dulce - "Beam me up, Scotty!"
Well, today I didn't have any work to do, so I decided to go visit my family 'down below'. I took the opportunity to stop and do some hiking at Vasquez Rocks (combining my need for exercise with my love of photography). It is so easy to drive by on the freeway and just kind of notice, but it is a lot of fun to hike around in the area, because there are so many rock outcroppings and trails. I think I found a new cover photo for FB!

I also learned that to have blue sky, I need the sun behind me. They probably learn that in Photography 101. Oh well, now I know!

Here are several other shots.

The yuccas have not started their Spring growth yet.

Notice me pointing into the sun and the sky color - not blue!

I fixed my position for this shot - looking good!

In the photography business-developing department, I got a couple of computer programs I have been needing (wanting) to help me to a better job with post-production tasks. I will have to spend a little time getting up to speed, since I had older versions, but they will help me keep everything under control.

I also began to research how to set pricing - YIKES! It is quite complicated and I no longer wonder why photographers charge as much as they do, taking into account equipment, post-production, travel, time, subscriptions, printing, etc, it is quite obvious that I will have to spend some serious time figuring this out, so that I don't lose money.

But, hey, one or two steps at a time! I am more knowledgeable than I was yesterday, and that's a good thing!


  1. Don't see your picture from the top of the main rock :-) Beautiful pictures, as usual.

    1. Eric, that will be when I have lost a good 50 pounds. I will feel safer about climbing that high then.