And then I stopped fairly abruptly when it started getting too difficult to get around. My balance got so bad that I couldn't steady the camera unless I was sitting down. The walker helped but I couldn't go very far, and I can only take so many photos of the irises and columbines in our own yard. It was pretty depressing - I need creative outlets.
Enter: The Scooter. And Scootography was born. Not only has my range vastly increased, I'm already sitting, so balance isn't an issue. And I'm often eye level with the subject I want to photograph - bees, for instance (you can click on all these photos for a larger view).
Our neighborhood and the ones surrounding us are wonderfully colorful and quirky - not many groomed lawns and arborvitae hedges around here - so I have an endless supply of material to work with. And as soon as I get that scooter lift installed in the Element, the world will be my oyster!
Here's a sample of today's scootography:
Rose of Sharon - how perfect is that center?!
I love being back behind the lens!
My photo blog is here - I haven't posted very much to it lately, but it too will be back in business soon.