The Art Of The Adventure

I try to take pictures or be creative in some way everyday.  Thursday, however has become my "photo adventure" day.  Thursday is a good day because my husband works away from the house and during most of the year my kids are in school.  Even though it's summer,  I can still take advantage of my typical free time on a Thursday.  They are teenagers, so realistically they aren't getting up before the crack of noon.  

 I go someplace, weather permitting, walk around and hope to find something interesting.  

So, yesterday, off I went.

I keep a running list of places to go.  I'm lucky to live in an area where the city, the shore and some fabulous botanical gardens are all within an hours drive.  I decided to hit up Princeton.  About a year and a half ago, I attended a workshop with an amazing photographer, Rick Gerrity through the Digital Photo Academy.  Rick led us on a walk around the Princeton University campus.  It was great meeting him, and I got some very interesting shots, but it was mid-March and the snow hadn't quite melted enough.

I added it to my list for the future.

I thought since it was summer it might be relatively quiet on campus and all the flowers in the President's Garden would be in bloom to boot.  I have this thing about shooting with large groups of people or any people around for that matter.  I don't like it.  I like to be alone, or rather by myself.  When I am in a zone I need to get in to my own head.  It helps with my creativity.  I don't want people looking at me or talking to me.  There must have been some sort of group tour going on in Princeton yesterday, because the population of a large Asian villages there, all poised with cameras and cell phones in hand.

Better luck next time.