Category: Photography

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Vanessa and I were riding the Caltrain on the way to San Francisco from San Jose. While we were in Europe, I took a number of photos of her while she sat across from me on various trains. I may even have a snap or two of her riding the rails in Charlotte; however, I don’t have any of myself. I decided to give her my camera and let her take my picture. I set the camera to recognize faces…

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Vanessa and I were spending the day in San Francisco. We’d already put in about 6 miles walking from the train station to Fisherman’s Wharf and other locations. Per Google Maps, the distance to Chinatown was only about 1.5 miles, or so. As we had been walking around the edge of the city, the “famous”, no make that infamous hills of San Francisco were not on my mind. We thought of taking a bus but couldn’t find a ticket vending…

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Perhaps it could have been an isolated incident, but then when I saw these in San Jose, California, some 2,700 miles away, I just knew the truth, and you do too! Vanessa spotted these innocuous-looking pair of abandoned sneakers along a walkway in a park in San Jose while we were out with Pedro. Notice that on the opposite side of the table, there is a pack of stickers, too! Hmmmm. And, if you want more proof, this lady actually…

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Well, actually I don’t really enjoy the 95%+ humidity of summer mornings in Charlotte. Nope. Not at all; however, I must admit that sometimes it can lead to nice pictures that are unavailable in drier air. I’m glad that my cellphone doesn’t mind a bit of humidity and sweat. 🙂

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I’d been thinking about this for nearly four years, finally, I decided to pull the trigger. I had Lowe’s install some wood (bamboo) flooring. The guys from Service Pros came out and made short work of this project. It took 3 guys, about 14 hours, or 42 total hours, to remove, prep, lay, and finish about 700 square feet of flooring. As I watched them work, seeing the tools that they used and the obvious expertise that they displayed, I…

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So, there I was, out on a walk, minding my own business. I was headed for my normal 1/2 way point, the fountain. I noticed that someone had added a little bit of soap to the mix. I stepped closer to have a look. The bubbles seemed quite innocuous, tranquil. They were swaying back and forth with the modest breeze that was created by the fountain. Beautiful. I stepped closer to have a look and suddenly, they attached! Imagine my…

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