Monday, August 20, 2012
I don't talk a lot about my job or personal life on this blog, but today I feel the need to. For the past 11 years, I have worked for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and have absolutely loved every minute of it. You may have read about it in the news, but The Tonight Show had a massive layoff on Friday, and my position was affected and I was laid off. I went through shock, and denial, and anger, sadness, and all the stages of grief you might go through if you had lost a loved one. I lost the only thing I knew, the only job I'd ever had in my adult life. I started working there before I even graduated college.
I was hurt and dismayed and a little numb. But I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the number of people that have called me and emailed me and reach out to me to tell me how sorry they were and how wrong it was what happened to me. And every one of them reminded me that everything happens or a reason and it'll mean better things for me. Well, this happened to me on Friday and I've already had so many people offer to make phone calls for me. I'm nervous and excited. WIll I find something else I like? Will I get a good offer? I'm scared to think about how the decisions I have to make may affect my life and excited about the direction they may take me in.
I've been pretty overwhelmed by this life change all weekend and haven't had any time to spend in the blogosphere but I still have pictures from my recent vacation that I want to share, so today I am sharing a few pictures from Multnomah Falls, Oregon, which we drove through on our way home from Canada. And my tip would be going along with what I was talking about a couple weeks ago and that is shutter speed.
To get the blurred water effect of these pictures, I had to set my ISO as low as possible, and close down my aperture as much as possible. I believe around f/22 and I did 1 second exposures for these shots. Just enough to get a little blur in the water. I used a tripod for these.
Oh and guess what? I'm guest posting over at I Heart Faces today! I can't believe it! Click on over there to check it out!