Slowly Coming Back
My last blog article was back in March talking about how I had major surgery on my foot and I would be taking a long time to recover and I would not be able to do photography during that time. My surgery on my foot was to fix a dislocated Tendon that was completely flat and to remove an extra muscle in the foot. I'm still recovering since I still have a pain in my foot from the surgery and my foot still gets really tight. It took me awhile to learn to walk correctly again by having Physical Therapy and I am glad that I am at the stage of the recovery that I do not need Physical Therapy anymore. Now I am on my own when it comes to the rest of the recovery and that will heal up eventually but I have to watch myself cause some times I agitate the foot.
Now to the photography. I'm slowly coming back to doing photography now it is just me getting use to the weight of the camera and figuring out my foot stance. My foot stance was a big thing for me with my photography and since the surgery I can not hold my ground quite yet but I am slowly getting there. Plus the weight of the camera at this moment gets me a little tired out. I know eventually every thing will come back to me. The past couple of weeks I have gone out and done a little bit of photography and I am still reviewing most of the photos trying to decide which photographs I want to upload. I have uploaded one photograph so far from one of my outings which was approved today.
A little info on my recent photo uploaded:
Back in December I blogged about the SF Zoo having a baby gorilla born but the mother Monifa wanted nothing to do with the baby. The Zoo Keepers took care of him for several months and then introduced him to a surrogate mother named Bawang. It took several months during the introduction and training of Bawang with the baby gorilla since the keepers still have to bottle feed him before they would even introduce him to the public. The baby gorilla which they named Hasani meaning Handsome was introduced to the public about a month ago and he would come outside with Bawang and his auntie Zura since he was not introduced to the rest of the of the gorilla troop when he was first introduced to the public. Last week he was finally introduced to the rest of the group and he is now outside with all of them.
Here is Hasani sitting in the grass. I love watching this little guy cause he is so adorable plus it is interesting to watch how the other gorillas react with him. I have not seen him yet since they introduced him to the rest of the gorilla group but hopefully some time this week I can go back and see how his father, another auntie and his real mother handle being around the little guy.
Photo credits: Susan Pettitt.