2.21.2011

The Visual Science Lab Takes a Vacation.

At the crossroads.

I've written over 400 posts in the last two years and moderated over 6,000 comments.  My readers have clicked to over 1,000,000 page views.  And it's been a fun place to write about stuff I'm interested in.  But it's time to take a couple weeks off and focus like a laser on a paying project.  To wit, I need to buckle down and finish a book I'm writing on using LED lights for photography.  I haven't missed my publisher's deadline yet but I have stepped over my own, self-imposed, deadline and I need to fix that.

In the meantime there are probably 400,000 words with attendant photos that you can catch up on.  I'll be back in a few weeks and we'll pick up where we left off.

"Don't worry.  He'll be back."








20 comments:

SimonL said...

Best of luck - looking forward to seeing the book

Yeray Seminario said...

Not cool dude, not cool...

I'm just kidding, of course.

I just wanted to say thank you. Your posts have helped me to wide my photography range. From being a 100% amateur wildlife photographer, to be interested in doing portraits, experiment with artificial lighting, etc. I still do mostly wildlife, but now I enjoy learning photography doing other stuff too. And is partly thanks to your blog. Really.

Greetings from Spain

Dave Jenkins said...

Oooooooooh! I'm in withdrawal already!

Damien said...

All the best with the book Kirk.

I will have to keep reminding myself not to check your blog over the next couple of weeks since it's a habit that I can't go a day without checking in what you have written.

Craig said...

I'll look forward to the book and your return to blogging, then... Be well!

Sam said...

This is probably my favourite blog so I had a slight moment of panic when I started to read this post. Never having commented before it seemed like a good time to start though... I just wanted to say thanks for all the insights you give your readers - it's so useful to get into the nuts and bolts of paying jobs and you write about them so clearly and with total honesty. I can't tell you how helpful it is to someone who's starting out in a career in photography to have a resource like yours. So, good luck with the book, thanks for everything so far and I and many others will be looking forward to your return.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Oh crap. What do I do for the next two weeks.

dbledsoe said...

I truly enjoy your blog, a nice touch of sanity in all too often insane world, and recognize how much time and effort you put into it. I will miss your writing for the next few weeks but wish you well on your book project and will hope that maybe you'll find some down time for some fun pursuits.

Don

jefflynchdev said...

Need a proof-reader Kirk? I've just landed an industrial video gig and need some LED advice oh grand master of Texas light!

kirk tuck said...

It just so happens that the text will be finished by friday......call me and let's talk. Need to borrow some LED's? Go to the website www.kirktuck.com, get the telephone number and give me a call. I should be here most of the morning tomorrow. Belinda chained me to the desk so I would write and not wander off and have coffee and shoot with some new and geeky camera......

Yves said...

Have fun Kirk. See you around in Austin.

Jessica said...

Enjoy the vacation. Use the time well. We'll be here when you get back.

Christine B said...

I'm very interested about your LED writing and only that's why I will wait patiently for your come back. I'm reading your blog every day. Thanks.

Archer Sully said...

Have a great break, you've more than earned it!

Matt Buntyn said...

Don't get too comfy on this "vacation". If necessary, I will come find you.

Anonymous said...

I'm an avid reader of your blog...All best, enjoy your break

Travis said...

Have all your other books and tremendously enjoyed them, can't wait for the LED lighting book.... best of luck.

rudi kurniawan said...

O.. kirk,I have to find another activity for some friday night (time I always give my time to read your blog) while you are in vacation... anyway thanks for all sharing your story in photography. must be missed your writing...

Bold Photography said...

Enjoy the time off - don't forget about the Miksang opportunity to further clear your mind! :-)

Like others, I look forward to the book... perhaps you should bundle it with a few LED panels...

Rob Colclaser said...

Looking forward to the LED book, I'm sure it will be as good as the other four! Also looking forward to the reawakening of your blog. :-)