Author: Paul


Perhaps it’s just me, and I’m OK if it is, but there is just something appealing about taking a peek down an alley. The main streets were busy, not exactly full, but lots of people out and about enjoying the sunshine. However, a glance to the right reveals a solitary figure talking on his cellphone, perhaps taking a break from his job, or perhaps he has an affinity for alleyways, or just needed a quiet place to talk.

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A couple of weekends ago, my plans to attend the Charleston, SC Photo Walk were canceled. Charleston had been receiving rain all week and hurricane Joaquin, even though it wouldn’t make landfall, was expected to dump 8-12 inches of rain on the Charleston area. In the end, Charleston received about 3-5 inches, but had numerous areas that were flooded, roads along the way too. This weekend, my friend James, and I went for a day trip to Charleston. The days…


There’s no riot of colors, nor are there any RV drivers holding up traffic along the 1 mile drive in McDowell Nature Preserve. All was quiet yesterday morning when I went for a walk amongst the leaves, the trees, and of course, the squirrels. πŸ™‚ The temperature was in the low to mid-50 range. It felt quite good.


This toadstool was positioned so perfectly in the sun that I don’t think that I would have been surprised to see a toad lounging, taking in the morning rays, but unfortunately, there was no toad. πŸ™‚


I took this photo on September 4th, about a month ago. We hadn’t had much rain at all during the summer. The lake level was quite low. These rocks were normally under a couple of feet of water and the “beach” that I used is usually inaccessible, unless you want to go wading. This morning, before work, I stopped by to have a look. Everything is back under water, the beach is not accessible, and the lake is pretty full…


Film, unlike toilet paper, can be loaded incorrectly. There are two schools of toilet paper loading: One prefers the over the top approach, that’s me. The other, the behind the roll, under the bottom approach. Either way, if you can get your TP, Β it’s all good – it doesn’t change the way it works after it leaves the roll! There’s no wrong way to do it! πŸ™‚ Loading film into a Mamiya 645e, well, perhaps there’s not a “wrong” way…

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