Author: Paul

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When things are not too hectic at work, I will work from home on most Tuesdays and Fridays. There’s still work to be done, but top speed is not essential. Working from home I have a slower connection and smaller monitors, so lower throughput, but people aren’t asking for updates every 10 minutes! Today is one such day. I enjoyed a walk in the brisk morning air. It was about 10° C (48° F), a bit chilly and quite to…

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So there it was. A nice scene before me – a cool evening, kids playing soccer in the grass, the light topping the trees and painting the top of the mountain in the distance, a girl sitting on the fence watching the same. Perfect. I got my Mamiya 645e out of the car, framed up this photo, pressed the shutter … and, click – the camera locked up! Crap! Earlier, I had taken the camera off of the shelf, literally…

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Well, it’s that time again and, as usual, time is slipping right on by. I think that the last photo walk that I went to was in Charlotte, two years ago. There, I met Michael, fellow photographer. He and I have been on a few shoots and had a few lunches since then. This year, on October 3rd, I plan to go to the one in Charleston, SC. The last time that I went to that one was in June…

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Occasionally, I will read an article on the Solo Traveler blog. The other day, this one caught my eye: Solo in Rio – Without a camera. Here, she extolled the virtues of traveling without a camera, how much more she got to see, and how it was a different, and how not having a camera was “liberating”.   She even said that she didn’t know if she was an amateur photographer traveling solo, or a solo traveler who took nice…

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It’s nice outside. The backdoor is open. The iron is heating. It was my intention to grab my pants and shirt, iron them, and continue to get ready to go to work … but, then I looked outside, saw the light shining across the neighbor’s yard and into mine, right through this old bird feeder that now seems to be a haunted house. Redirect! Grab a camera, take some shots, write a short post. This is sure much more fun…

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This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me. Usually, I’m deep into sleep. However, I spent a pleasant few minutes watching the clouds pass in front of the moon, playing a bit of hide and seek. Heck! I didn’t even mind the few mosquitoes that stopped by for a snack. There was a light breeze, the temperature was quite pleasant, around 78 degrees. It was just nice to…

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