Changing Plans

Today was one of those days when I had planned to get a lot of things done, including filing more of my negatives from Tibet, scanning a bunch of negatives, taking care of housework, finally writing another blog entry (it has been nearly a week since the last one), etc.

Sadly, I had to put most of that on hold. My uncle died yesterday morning and so I needed to attend the funeral today. As usual on such occasions, it’s said to have to see members of your family under such circumstances but at least you’re still happy to see them. It reminds me of what the secretary of my department at Yale used to say about the only times that the family gets together: for a match, a hatch or a dispatch. I hope the next time won’t be for a dispatch.

I’m also trying to get my own medical problems sorted out, and I’m going to have another test done tomorrow. Hopefully it will be the last one for quite some time.

On a positive note, I’m happy to report that I will be flying out to Colorado for the reception at the Artful Nude exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins. The exhibit actually runs from July 11 to August 9, but the reception is on Friday evening, August 1. (I think the Center’s website will post the photos on display on its website at that time, so I’ll post the link when it’s up.)

It seems rather odd that the gallery night will be only about a week before the show closes, but I’ve been told that this is to have the reception coincide with the monthly art gallery walk in Fort Collins, which is on the first Friday of the month. That’s also the weekend that the juror, Kim Weston, will be teaching a workshop there.

I really wasn’t certain if I’d be going due to the expense of the best airline flights I’d found, but after doing some more searching, I found a much, much cheaper deal by flying out of LaGuardia Airport rather than my preferred airport, JFK. Unfortunately, the flight departs at 6:00 in the morning and I should get to Fort Collins (via Denver) around 10:00, I figure – or about five hours before my hotel room will be ready. Still, at least it should get me there in plenty of time to attend the reception that night!

Overall, then, I didn’t get to do most of what I’d planned to do today – but at least I got the blog entry written and posted.

The photo, for those who are wondering, is one of Alison, made on my trip to Scotland in 2004.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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3 Responses to Changing Plans

  1. Lin says:

    Aha! I thought I recognised a British beauty.Sorry to hear of your Uncle, and good luck with your own medical check-up.

  2. TLNeasley says:

    Sorry to hear about your Uncle, Dave. And you’re right, families should get together for other reasons than the regular 3. I’d add to that, that we need to tell our loved ones how we feel about them while they are yet alive.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello Dave,I just became aware of your blog through a Google Alert of web references to The Center for Fine Art Photography. I can see why you won the blog award in 2007. Very nice site. I’m looking forward to meeting you during the Center’s reception. Have you considered attending Kim’s workshop while you are here? The setting is spectacular.Larry PadgettThe Center for Fine Art Photography

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