Category: Photography

I see this house every morning. I like the way that it is situated on the property. In the summer, the sun rises and shines directly on the front porch. In the winter, as in this photo, the sunrise is more to the south, or side porch. I’ve often thought what a great place that would be to sit in the morning, reading a paper, and watching the kids arrive at a school. An elementary school is right across the…

What more reason do I need than this? Periodically, I will slip into this state of mind and question why I still blog. How is that after nearly 5 years, I’ve not tired of it? What difference does it make to the world? Why do it? It doesn’t leave behind any artifacts for future generations to read, study, or get information from. No archeologists will be digging up some piece of earth and find ancient, weathered, aged blog pages. Nope…

Yesterday, I had the urge to shoot some black & white film. It was my intention to pull out the medium format camera and have at it, but I decided, instead, to take the Leica out and have a go of it. I could have shot digital, done the conversion, etc, but that just doesn’t feel ‘right’ sometimes. Sometimes, I want the real deal. Unfortunately for him, my traveling buddy, Hobbs was not invited. He gets a bit excited and…

Straight Gangsta Vibe! Yesterday was a snow day. We had about 6 inches of the white stuff, which of course caused the city to nearly grind to a halt. But that was just fine by me. I sat at home, warm and comfy. I got a chance to read, talk on the phone to a few friends, wash some clothes, and hang out with Hobbs. Sometime around lunchtime, I contacted Tim. It would be fair to say that Tim and…

A couple of weeks ago, we here in Charlotte were a bit surprised to have snow on late Christmas Day. That was, for me, the first white Christmas that I’ve ever had here, six years. Usually, the snow doesn’t fall until sometime in mid to late January and February. As of this morning, our winter storm watch has turned into a winter storm warning. We are expecting somewhere between 3 – 5 inches of the white stuff. This morning the…

Today is semi-annual testing at The Peaceful Dragon. I will be testing for Intermediate Block “B”. Basically, I’m moving from beginner to novice. Very fitting. Our Grandmaster, Ma Foren, has been learning the martial arts for 60+ years and he is still a gung-ho student. I subscribe to his newsletter. Today, appropriately so, we received an e-mail entitled: Time. It starts: In real Kung Fu ranking it is all about, TIME. If you were to go to China and someone…

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