Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Adrenaline Junkie Photographer, Clicking to the Beat"

The crowd stirs restlessly behind me.  Many of them have been standing for hours.  There’s no anger or frustration, just an anxious undercurrent waiting for the show to begin.  Adrenaline junkies…maybe, but then so am I.

2016 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Copyright David Downs Photography
I check my camera settings again as the lighting has changed substantially since the last show.  High speed continuous shutter release “On.” Auto ISO “On.”  I turn toward the crowd and a group of young women start posing and waving at me; “Take our picture!”  They’ll probably never see it although occasionally I pass along my social media link so they can find the image later.