Yesterday was a bad day!
Ya know… one of those days you work like a slave for zillions of hours on end while sitting in one spot nailed to the chair, yet can’t accomplish diddly-squat? Then you get hung-up on the stupidest dingy things that makes your head wanna explode.
I hate days like that. With one pleasant discovery, though, it all changed.
During an afternoon break I discovered I had not missed the annual tulip festival! I was almost 100% certain I had.
Not only that, I saw that a camera store was holding a 4-hour macro photography class at the festival… and it is this week!
I really, really, really like macro photography. As a kid I used to take the 55mm normal lens off my Mamiya-Seykor 1000DTL and flip it around backwards for a makeshift macro lens to photograph 4-leaf clover (Trifolium repens).
To treat myself for having a bad day, I decided to spring $10 bucks to take the class.
Yeah! Your impressed… I’m the last of the big spenders!
I’m proud to say I’ve never had a lesson in macro photography in my life.
A couple years ago I got me a primo Canon macro setup… Canon 5DII, 100mm macro lens, Manfroto tripod that lowers all the way down to ground level and an MT-24EX Twin Light Macro Flash. I’m ready for bare!! Whoops, I mean, I’m ready for bear!
The best part? For the class they bring all Canon equipment. They let you borrow and use the equipment they bring.
I’m dying to try out Canon’s new 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens. It’s the hot replacement for mine. I can’t hardly wait to get my grass-stained, mud-covered, grubby-stubby fingers on it!
They’ll rue that day they took my $10 bucks! The great thing about the Net is I can sign up for stuff before they ever meet me and have a chance to change their minds. That’ll teach ’em!
The class is tomorrow.
I’m looking forward to having a good time and might even take a couple shots to share.
Anyone think they’d notice if one of their precious little $1,000 lenses accidentally got lost in the tulips? It happens, ya know!