AJ at Horsetooth Reservoir

December 7, 2006 at 7:22 am

Yey! The new battery and charger arrived last night! I was finally able to free the hundred-or-so pictures that had been trapped on the camera. Thinking back on it now, I probably could have just found myself an SD card reader and pulled them off that way, but I didn’t think of that until it was too late.

So, this picture has a pretty fun story associated with it. Last week, on the day after the big snow, I took a late lunch break and drove up to Rotary Park near Horsetooth Reservoir to try to get some good pictures of the new snow. As I drove down the road over the dams, I could see this beautiful fog being blown around on top of the water, it was an incredible sight.

When I got up to Rotary, there was one other person there. Another guy, bundled up against the cold, with his tripod and very nice camera out, trying to take the same pictures I wanted! So, of course, I took a couple pictures of him taking pictures.

When I got close enough he stood up and smiled at me, and I said (rather lamely) “Um, hi. Do you Flickr?” What kind of question is that? It doesn’t even make sense. If he didn’t know what I was talking about, he would probably classify me as mentally challenged. But he just laughed and said “I was just about to ask you that!”

So, here I have met another Flickrite. His name is AJ, and I had actually commented on a couple of his photos just the day before. Now I’ve met another cool local photographer via the internet. He invited me to future Ft. Collins Flickr gatherings, and I think I’ll probably go.

This is the picture I took of AJ. It is a bit of an experiment, and I’m still kind of futzing with it. Constructive criticism is very welcome.