I went to bed at 12:30 a.m. today. I was pleased. That’s probably earlier than the average. But sleep I did not. I lay there for a good long time before I got up. A good long time lasted an hour and a half tonight. Among many other things, I don’t do sleeping well. In fact, the last time I had a great night’s sleep and bounded out of bed full of energy was in 2006. I remember the day well.
But once up, what to do? I decided to finish this post I’ve been working on for days. I also decided to let go of trying to get these photos just right. I’m accepting that they are just done and move on.
I shot these over a week ago when Yule was staying with me for a few days. He was lying calmly on the grass so I took a prone position as well to see what I could see. Yule stayed put but his face went through many changes. Strains of David Bowie floated through my mind. I ended up with 60 shots taken over a minute and 16 seconds. That’s not a lot. Had I held the shutter button down I’d have gotten over 300 shots.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to post all 60. Just enough to give you an idea of what I saw. The photos are in order but with some shots culled for brevity’s sake. At the end is what I believe had grabbed hold of Yule’s attention.