No need for nerves

I loaded some of my pictures from last weekend’s air show onto a disc and took it to work with me yesterday to share with my lunch buddies from my last post.  Reflecting back, I was incredibly nervous as I loaded the disc onto the computer.  I hadn’t really shared my work with anyone outside my family.  Sure, I had posted some of my pictures into my albums on Facebook but outside of my very close circle of friends and family, that’s about as far as I had dared to share.

We were waiting for our meeting to start when I was loading the pictures.  As my two colleagues began scrolling through them, more colleagues came over to see what was going on.  And then my supervisor came over.  And the crowd began to grow.  I sat back and watched, feeling vulnerable, not sure if I wanted to hear their comments, but most definitely wanting to hear what they were saying.

“Wow, that looks like a postcard!”

“Whoa, that’s amazing!”

“You’ve got a good eye!”

And the one comment I really appreciated more than any other came from a colleague I really respect:

“You’re this good now, I can’t wait to see your work once you’ve finished photography school!”

There was no need for nerves.  My colleagues, like my family, are good people.

My first lessons should be arriving any day now from NYIP.  I’m really looking forward to getting started.

I told Hub that I wanted to head up to Lost Maples this weekend to get some shots of the fall foliage.  Mum & Da had gone up during the week and said that “Downtown Steve Browne” was right when he said that most of the leaves had turned from green to dead.  They didn’t find many trees in full color.  I’m not looking for trees full of leaves.  Da said in that case, I wouldn’t be disappointed.  So we’ll head up sometime this weekend.  Long-range forecast is calling for colder & possible rain.

I’ve never taken pictures in the rain before.  That would be a new experience … possibly never to be repeated, but then again … I’ll just never know until I try.

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