For the last several weeks, I’ve been attending a class at Loeb School of Communication. Each week there is a photo assignment due for the class. This week, I had an photo assignment due within eight hours on an “unplanned” event. I’m usually not a procrastinator, but with my imperative work schedule the last week, I’ve been placed in this category. There is nothing wrong with being a procrastinator. It’s just not my style to raise my blood pressure while limiting my time to think it through before submitting a deadline. I guess this is the perfect learning assignment for me.
Well, it happened… I got my “unplanned” event. I was on my way to work when I spotted this porcupine sitting next to the shoulder off the road eating acorns that have fallen off the Oak trees. I quickly pulled over, put my hazard lights on, and grabbed my camera with the 105mm (Macro lens) already attached to the camera. I tried not to disturb this little guy as he ate his breakfast. This lens requires me to be up close, closer than I’d like to be to a porcupine (At least it wasn’t a skunk. My father has more experience with this foul-smelling weasel since his neighbor feeds them cat food.). I was about 5 feet away from the porcupine and had only one shot to take before he turned his back and waddled his way into the woods.
Assignment was now complete for the week!