Category: Photography

I have to say that this Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens has got my attention. I like it! Before I went to Mexico in October of last year, I’d mentioned that I was going to shoot the entire week using a rented 17mm lens. Well, of course, I changed my mind and purchased the 45 mm f/1.8 and took that with me too. I was glad that I did. As a matter of fact, most of the people pictures…

Things have been quiet around here for the month of January, just not much to say. There’ve been a few ideas rumbling around in my head, but they’ve not made themselves known through my fingertips. Oh well, it happens. The other day, I decided to get the lights out and have a good time playing with them. I didn’t have a model available, so I’d have to do it myself. You know what they say: If you want something done…

Ooompf!!! Well, I couldn’t hear it, but I imagine that was what the sound was emanating from Chester Cheetah. As you can guess by looking at the costume, it would have quite a few blind spots, especially below that big proboscis! Well, if a blind spot can be found, a kid can do it. Chester was walking along the street, greeting the children and adults when one of the kids ran out and embraced old Chester in a nice bear…

As the weather has been rather cold, for Charlotte, I went to the park this morning to catch what could possibly be my last glimpse of ice this winter. We never know. As I stood on the edge of the lake, I heard the ice cracking, popping, loosening its weak grip on the edge. The temperature was a balmy 27, heading for a high 50. Back to normal.

A few years ago, I started meditating. I kept it up for a while, but then it got lost somewhere in the mix. This morning I really felt the desire to sit quietly and simply breathe. So I did. I sat for 10 minutes, on the floor, gazing out my back window, looking at my rock garden. All sorts of gratitude bubbled up – gratitude that I could actually sit in a warm house with plenty of food in the…

No. This is not a scene from Times Square in NYC, though I can see how you might confuse it as such! This is a scene from Marion, NC where Vanessa and I watched The Nugget descend from the heights, or maybe ‘mediums’, just above the tent as Marion, NC rang in the New Year. This photo was taken some 43 seconds after the new year was rang in. That important official under the tent was the mayor of Marion…

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