Good day my friends, I hope this post finds everyone well, healthy, happy and safe. It was a lovely day today in Los Angeles as its officially “Falling Leaves Time”of the year for us Cherokee, aka, Fall, Autumn, simply my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the colors of nature saying…Donadagohvi dohiya (Until Next Time,) when spring blossoms color us with beauty anew. For me, this time of year is of great spiritual importance. As with my Cherokee (Tsalagi) totem, the Bear is my strength, thus I must be prepare for the cold harsh and brittle winter when all’s asleep. Time to gather the fruits and foods to give me strength to last throughout the winter solstice. As with the Bear being my strength, the Crow is my spirit bird. The Crow is my feathers that carry not only my prayers to the Great Spirit, but my soul, when it’s time to change worlds. My Cherokee (Tsalagi) name Red Crow comes from the Red Rivers that flow through my body, the red river that gives and sustains life, and the Crow as my spirit, it is a spirit that can adapt anywhere and everywhere (just about.) I am the Crow, truly…I have adapted and have the ability to adapt to any and all changes as my life has been one of constant change. And I love that. Even as I now and have had roots planted over the past 14 years, I still encounter change and am easily and readily adaptive. It’s quite an interesting topic, one that cannot be explained in words. But I am sure you all get the gist so I will now move on to my post…
This is my most favorite capture of all my Photography…I snapped this with my old Canon 450d, the very first time ever at photography. The Canon 450d was and is a great starter camera for those like me, wanting to learn and experience life behind the lens. I’m still surprised that I captured this photo. As humble as I am, in all my work, projects, productions, songwriting, film scoring, producing, singing, performing music on different instruments, and now going through the throws of passion…yes, indeed I said passion! It is a true passion. Art! Whether it’s musical or photography, dancing, theater, all arts are of passion, a special gift we’re born with, or developed a niche for, as in myself.
I was always in front of cameras, moving pictures and stills, and was fascinated by the end result. I never knew I could do it until I actually purchased, spent a grand on a good consumer brand digital camera and a couple of pretty good matching lenses.
Since then, back in Spring of 2013, catching and missing all the heated curve balls of lessons in photography, still ignoring the book and websites of trick or treat tips & tricks…simply turning knobs and pushing buttons of trap & snap photography and since then…I’ve upgrade to the Canon 5D mkIII with incredible lenses and swam through the blue clear pool of lessons on the quite much more expensive of cameras from that of the 450d. What a tremendous difference in photography, an amazing difference and I’m incredibly happy with the Canon 5D mkIII that I’m going to purchase another 5D mkIII body so I can shoot with one with a wide angle lens or macro, and the other with my telescopic lens, just like the pro’s.
So…am I in the majors? Or still the minors? Good question! I’m always happy to see the Likes however I’d be even more grateful for comments. Comments about the shot. To better myself as a photographer.
I’m hoping, praying to one day seeing one of my photos on Nat Geo website, or to win a dollar photo contest, heck, keep the buck, just being chosen makes me happy. :)
Moving on. Moving on from town to town. Bad Company, Paul Rogers, my most favorite and most influence in being a vocalist and simply the thought that Paul Rogers knows who I am makes me stutter. I don’t have an influence in photography, I not educated in photography. But I can say that I have several here on WordPress that inspire me, that I admire their talents and AIM to snap like they…and soon, perhaps, I shall. I must start traveling up California’s coast into some greener areas, with more landscapes and more beautiful nature to capture. As I’m into photographing nature, wildlife, fields and old barns, things of historical nature, and the obvious flower photography because that’s all I personally enjoy capturing here in Los Angeles. And this capture of this beautifully stunning flaming flamingo says it all about me and my relations to photography. This is what I want more of. And I have plenty of time now that our twins are in school. I’ll have to divide my days of the week into one day all studio recording of music and producing, one day for business, one day for hiking & climbing, one day for range shooting/firearms training others & practice for myself, one day for classroom daddy, a day for social networking, although I do that throughout each day however, devoting a solid day of social networking for branding and marketing for my music and film productions is a must, also time devoted for veterans as I’m highly devoted to assisting veterans like me, getting the well deserved help they need. I love to be busy. I’ll be very busy with my brothers at Home Lodge #721, and always busy busy busy busy busy…with my boys and wife…I reckon I’ll sleep when I’m dead! Ya think? Uh huh!
Moving right along, let me introduce you to the Flaming Flamingo…
Michael Red Crow Mulholland Photography © 2014 ~ Sector 7 Studio Productions