By rough calculations my photography activity this past year has decreased by about 33%. Stock photography sales are also down this year by about the same amount. It’s been a rough year.
With a several scheduled photo outings cancelled since March, that also equates to a drop in my stock photography output as well.
The global pandemic and extreme wildfire in the Colorado mountains have been the main culprit in reducing my production rate.
Canceled trips include Dinosaur National Monument, Shiras Moose, Mountain Goats, and most recently Autumn Foliage. Numerous side trips have also been curtailed. I’ve spent most of my year working solo too. While I don’t mind working solo, I do enjoy the company of friends and quite honestly, it’s been a little lonely.
In 2019 I didn’t make a single trip out for Bighorn Sheep but I think this year I’ll have to return to my old stomping grounds west of Denver to bolster my catalogs. To be honest, I was getting a little bored with Bighorn. In the areas I normally work, there has been a lot of road construction, disrupting the sheep activity and it put a dent in what I had been finding. I think the construction is complete now. Couple that with the fact that I’m getting really bored hanging around the house staying low during the pandemic, and it’s time for me to get back to work and out of the house.
Today’s photo is the last bighorn photo I took, dating back to November 30th of 2018.
Things are about to change. I’m tired of playing the waiting game.