So they would know I was there, I made sure to talk to these cows in Vilas, NC today as I climbed over a fence and walked along their path to take this photo. These cows have the very best view of the Blue Ridge Mountains ever. I may post a photo or two later...
But I have to tell you this:
I am awkward socially but less so when I have my trusty Nikon nearby. It appears having my magic camera necklace hanging around my neck provides me with the powers to be seen by others.
And I can prove this.
Last night at a senior recognition ceremony, I decided to be a mother instead of a photographer and attended the event without my Nikon. There were a few scattered seats available. We asked for a seat at a table near two ladies who were so involved in conversation they didn't even look at us.
My husband and I sat down anyway and enjoyed our own company.
Then across the room a familiar face saw me. She waved her arms in a 'you-hoo' kind of way and pointed to the empty seat beside me.
I nodded for her to please take a seat.
All the sudden she stopped and frowned. Clearly she was distressed.
"Where's your camera?" she asked.
"I decided to leave it at home," I lied. (it was in the car)
She shooed her hand at me and denied the seat beside me saying,
"Shucks. I always rely on you to supply me photos of my kids. Now I suppose I'll have to look for someone else."
And poof she was gone.
As far as I know the lack of my camera provided me the protection like that of Harry Potter and his Invisibility Cloak and she didn't see me the rest of the evening.
I'm happy with that. In my opinion it is far better to be an invisible person than to be a transparent bitch.
Please note: If you read my blog, I'm not talking about you. I enjoy making images of you and your children. I may be invisible, but I still recognize sincerity when I see it. The 'she' doesn't read my blog.