When I decide to document a spot with a painting, one of my decision points is “How much time do I have?”. I only work on larger canvases – 11×14 or 12×16 – when I’m on my own. If Dave is with me, I paint in smaller formats that usually take somewhere around 11/2 to 21/2 hours. So while I’m painting Dave’s able to wonder off with his camera, tripod, 3 or 4 lenses, extender, and who knows how many filters.
Lately, he’s been having fun with his new macro lens which allows him to shoot close ups. In fact, watching Dave shoot photos, I’ve begun to realize that it’s definitely an aerobic workout for him! You can see some of his fantastic photos on his Flickr site.
Our daughter, Rebecca, inherited his old Nikon and is now demonstrating her own photographic expertise and great eye. While we’ve been traveling together along this spectacular coast, as I grab my paint bag, Dave and Rebecca grab their cameras and wonder off to produce some great photography.