Monday, June 7, 2010

Status of photo-editing from recent events...

This was one of the most unforgettable moments in the I Love Lucy Show.  As the line accelerates, and the volume of chocolates goes up, it becomes impossible to not start slipping...

I ended up at work unexpectedly late tonight - getting home at neary 6:30pm, ate, took out the garbage, washed a load of clothes, emptied the dishwasher, cleaned the kitchen and now I head off to fulfill some of the Carmelite obligations I did not get to earlier.  Did I mention I need to get up in 6.5 hours?  LOL

I have photos from several events which have not yet  been edited, simply because I haven't had a block of time to sit down and edit them.   In fact, I have photos from the Holy Week Triduum that await finalizing.  It's one reason that I have not been taking as many photographs and re-using photos from prior years.  There has been so much going on I don't have the time to process them.

The Solemn High Mass was photographed yesterday (TLM), which was an "external celebration" for Corpus Christi (it falls on Thursday for the extraordinary form, but can be celebrated on Sunday as we did at Grotto for the Noon Mass).  Following Mass was a procession with an estimated 250 people.  The weather held out for us. 

I also have the First Mass photos of Fr. John Dumas from Pentecost Sunday at Grotto and Fr. Michael Zuelch out at Immaculate Conception out in Lapeer later that same day.  If all goes according to plan tomorrow, I may find a little time to begin working on those First Mass pics.  Corpus Christi will follow, and then I'll go back to those pics from Easter. 

In addition to this, I have other forms of backlog, such as audio work, blogposts that I desire to make, etc. There's no end in sight to the events cropping up in the coming weeks (not necessarily photographing, but just keeping me from having time to sit down and do these things).

People often ask, "why not just upload them without editing?"  Well, for me, these photos are a work of art.  Often when the camera is tripod mounted, I often do not get time to square the camera, so they are crooked.  The photos are often shot at a high ISO, which makes the photos grainy, and I can filter some of that out on the computer.  This all takes time.

As an aside, I do get periodic requests to photograph weddings, First Communions, etc.  I wish I had time to do these things, but more often than not, I have to turn them down just due to a shortage of time.

Keep checking back.  These things will get done, but I find I cannot work at the same pace that I use to (or shall I say, I'm not longer wired to go on just 4 hours of sleep several times per week, as I did in order to get the photos up so quick). 

In the meanwhile, I will continue to make some general posts most days to lead you to some interesting news and content out on the web. 

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