This morning I loaded up both cameras and my hubby into the car, and I drove him to an urgent care facility. He picked up some of my germs, some other folks’ germs and mixed them all up to create a viral infection in the lining of his throat. Gross. Clearly lots of other folks are sick right now too, the place was hopping and there were people hacking and babies crying and I didn’t want to share my germs or pick up anything else so I headed to nearby Apex Park. It was over 50 degrees F at 10am today and I was happy to wander and snap some pics. I grabbed a few photos of a guy playing Frisbee golf (if you don’t know you’ve got to try it or at least watch it once) and he was really good. Lucky for me he was willing to offer me some great photo ops and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the glimpse of spring.
I headed back to the urgent care, waited for my hubby to finish up, and took him for some food and then back to home to rest. I then ventured down to Berkeley Park, another Denver Park, with a specific set of photos in mind. I had researched where to find groups who LARP in Denver. If you don’t know, LARP stands for Live Action Role Play and it’s really popular among fans of fantasy games and the like (ok my knowledge stops here).
I had done my research and I found a group, Amtgard of Denver, and I saw they would be at the Park today so I went, with zero expectations. I’m not shy and I also am very aware that not everyone wants their picture taken so once I saw their group I walked over to their main table and introduced myself and asked if they minded if I took some photos for my blog. Clearly they obliged, but what was really cool is that they were an awesome group of people, friendly, funny and all athletic. I would have stayed longer, but I felt that I had intruded enough. I slowly wandered off and headed back towards my car. As I was walking I realized I had no idea how much fun either activity was, maybe it’s not my thing, but it was really fun to watch people soaking up the sun, laughing, hanging with their people, doing their thing. I will say that I have a completely new perspective on both activities and I hope if they see their photos they will reach out and maybe give me the chance to photograph them again!
Today I chose a variety of photos and used both my Canon 6D with an EF 24-105 lens and my Canon 60D with my 35mm lens.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau