Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cold enough for ya?

If, like me, you live in Minnesota or any other midwestern state, on a cold winter day you've inevitably heard that dreaded question: Cold enough for ya? And again, if you're like me, you inevitably want to slap the face of the person asking that question. Seriously, what kind of response do they expect? "Gee, now that I think about it, 20 below zero isn't cold enough for me! I'd actually prefer it be 50 below. Thanks for asking!"

I bring this up because I've heard that it's been pretty darn nippy back in Minnesota. The temperature actually was 20 below zero just last week. Add a bit of wind chill in there and you have weather worthy of Antarctica. Of course, you know what's coming next. This is the part where I brag about how blissfully warm it's been down here in the Virgin Islands. I then tell you that I have built up a nice tan, and that's it's been sunny, and between 80 and 85 degrees every single day. But, I'm not gonna do that, because that would just be plain mean.

Nope, instead of telling you that I went sailing the other day, I'm going to talk photography.

I've been quite busy since I got here, and haven't had as much time for photography as I would like. That should change as time goes on. For now though, I do have a shot I'd like to show you. It's of a gecko, one of millions that we have here. The particular gecko was quite fun. He kept peeking out at me from behind a tree. I swear he was playing Peek A Boo with me. After a few shots, I finally got the one I wanted. I like how the composition is balanced by the three trees and the spaces between them. As always, the larger versions of the shot can be seen on my main website here.

I will do my best to report back soon. 'Till then, keep warm!

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