Productive downtime

My time on the bench is coming to an end.

I worked Monday and Thursday as full days this week, and Tuesday and today are half days.

Due to a rodeo kicking off tonight in Stettler, I’m also working this weekend. I’m okay with it though, I love covering rodeo!

I’ve been out shooting in the evenings a couple times since I got my new camera, and I have to say it has not failed to impress me. Some of the wildlife shots I’ve been able to get with it are sharper and with deeper colour than my T6i was able to produce.

This weekend, covering the rodeo in Stettler, will be the first real world test of the equipment.

I’m definitely grateful for the downtime I’ve had, and happy it has given me the opportunity to get back into doing some shooting for fun and not just for work.

Over these days off, I was also able to pick up a freelance project with my drone for my local school division. The project was taking a photo of all staff and students from the air outside the school.

With the number of people involved, it did not go completely smoothly, unfortunately, with some staff and students looking away. I ended up grabbing the best photo of the bunch and doing some editing in photoshop to bring one of the staff and students who were obviously looking away in from another photo where they were looking up, but no one else was.

It was definitely a good opportunity to practice with my skills and one for which I am grateful.

After a flurry of emails back and forth, I believe the client will be happy happy with the final outcome.

During this downtime I also completed the third unit in my Communications 202 course and began work on my first assignment. With any luck I can make some more progress on it on Sunday and get it finished next weekend.

The downtime has been nice, and as much as it pains me to say it, and much needed; however, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things again at work.


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