Author: Paul


Yesterday evening, the sky looked like it had lots of potential to provide an interesting sunset, so I headed to the lake. I’d not taken the Nikon D700 our in a bit. It felt weighty, but familiar. When I arrived, I exited the car, walked to the railing and watched the sky as it changed colors, minute by minute. Sure, the mosquitoes found me almost instantly, but I didn’t really care. I was grateful that: I had a car to…


Well, the birds like the feeder and there seems to be another who is interested in the feeder as well … well, interested in the birds, at least. 🙂


For a few years I had a bird feeder and I used to love to sit and watch the birds come and go. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to buy another one and once again enjoy my fine feathered friends. I’d forgotten about the particular seed mix. The one shown here has lots of millet, a seed that blackbirds and sparrows love. In fact, the blackbirds are quite the bullies, scaring away the smaller birds and gorging themselves…


Faith, at least for me, is not about putting my life, my destiny in the hands of some god or another, but instead in trusting, without having any proof, that regardless of circumstance, everything will, in time, be alright. It’s also realizing that things probably won’t go according to my plan, my straight line, or even reach my destination that I intended, but will take many twists and turns that I hadn’t anticipated, and if I play along, I just…


A scene that’s easy picking, these days. Friends, or coworkers, eating lunch together, not interacting with each other at all. Interesting times. As I ate lunch, enjoying the breeze, the sound of the water fountain, and the sun, I noticed these 3 ladies who had come to the table together to, allegedly, eat lunch together. During the 1/2 hour or so that they were there, it was nearly completely silent. They said a few words, then back to their phones.


The other day when I opened up Lightroom 5.7, I got a notification that there was an update available; however, this wasn’t the normal notification where I could click to download the latest version. Instead, it was a link to where I was offered the choice of buying the new version outright, for about $145, or subscribing for $9.95 / month and getting both Lightroom and Photoshop. I see that they’ve added HDR as well as well as the ability…

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