Author: Paul

Sturdy like that!

Before I left for my trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – I was looking for a good street shooting bag. After ready many reviews, I opted for the Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag. I had considered the Retrospective 5; however, I decided that it might not be big enough to handle two cameras and miscellaneous items that I might find myself carrying both during a day of being a tourist as well as walking during the morning, or…

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I picked the perfect time to arrive in San Miguel de Allende this year. The Jacarandas are in full bloom and the egrets have returned and are nesting in various trees in a particular part of the city. The other day I walked up to La Miradora, a location high about the city where you can see all of SMA. What a site that was, looking out over the city, spots of purple here and there. As a bonus, these…

Snitchin'

Well, that used to be a saying, but these days the slogan is “See something. Say something” ever since 9/11, The damn Patriot Act, and the constant barrage of fear heaped upon us daily through the news. Yesterday, I was at the post office. While I was waiting, I heard a “little old lady”, who was probably about 70 years old, talking to one of the postal employees: You know, I just saw a lady out there, in the parking…

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I was thinking, yesterday, about how much “going” I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been studying Spanish pretty diligently, spending time on Skype, going to meet-ups now and again, hitting the books, doing this and that, and came to realize that I haven’t been spending much time doing little or nothing. With that in mind, I headed off into the woods after work to hike, walk, saunter, meander, stroll, or perhaps just stand – having no particular goal in mind. During…

Bag sized

There are plenty of jokes around about women who go shopping for shoes, but then when they get the shoes, need a new bag, clothes, and accessories to go along with them. I wonder if photographers are not similar. It seems like that I’m always in the market for a new bag, a specific bag, the right bag for the occasion. Now, since I have an Olympus E-M1 and an E-M5 AND I want to take both of them with…

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Yesterday, I went to the Mint Museum here in Charlotte. I’d never been before. The work of Sonja Handelman Meyer was on display. Who is she, you might rightly ask. Well, she’s 93 years old, lives in a retirement home in Charlotte, and the show at The Mint Museum was her first show ever. In the 1943 she was introduced to a group called, The Photo League. The main focus of this multi-racial group was to be socially conscious photographers…

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