Monthly Archives: March 2015

What’s going on in Carmel…?

My youngest is doing a 4H photograph project so I got her out and about this Saturday to take some pictures.  No idea where she gets the idea that photography is fun…

First stop was the Museum of Miniatures in Carmel.  As always, we just stumbled across this place not knowing that it had previously existed.  I always say that the best trips are those whose plans are simple blank slates.  Sometimes you end up in a cornfield and sometimes you end up seeing tiny suits of armour…

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or playing a tiny game of chess

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or sitting in a really uncomfortable chair. I have to admit that I wasn’t very well equipped to look at tiny objects in a poorly lit environment behind glass but some of these vaguely suffice.

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Tiny loo, anyone?

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You have to admit, the level of detail on these guys is amazing. I’m tempted to go back with a tripod and take some much more solid shots if they’ll have me.

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You can never have too much armour.

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After the small stuff, we hit the streets and saw some real characters in the Arts and Design district.

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Catching up on some old news…

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And there’s always a friendly policeman to show the way.

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Spring is in the air. It’s time to water the flowers…

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I’ve tried to teach Izzy that the best photographs you take are those in which you’re least comfortable. Here she is getting the low shot.

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We always stop to listen to the music. Such as it isn’t.

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And we close with this dude who is…. well, have to admit, rather sinister.

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And that’s the day that was on March 21st in Carmel.

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So what have I been doing for almost … well, since September of 2013?

I look at this blog rather infrequently, obviously, and realize that I’ve not done a great job of keeping it up to date.  To be honest I’ve felt rather crestfallen about photography over the past year or so and imagined that I was just throwing all my time and effort into a big hole and that nobody really cared or noticed if I took photos or not.  As it turns out, nobody did say anything so it tended to lend credence to the idea that I was wasting my time.  I didn’t snap out of my ennui until I happened to Google myself and realized how many of my photos were being used by websites under the Creative Commons license that I grant to all my Flickr pictures.  That made it seem like it all might be worthwhile, so here I am back on the horse again.  So what HAS happened over the past year or more…?

In reverse chronological order… I visited the Depauw campus in Greencastle, Indiana. A wonderful locale and delightful architecture.
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Spent a bit of time at ComicCon in Indy
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Did some photography for the Special Olmpics
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OK, well, that was actually all just yesterday.

And there were dozens of soccer games, of course…

As always Zionsville had its classic car show

And we saw this guy from field level

Oh, and we went to Oregon and goofed about on some big rocks.

Found a sunset or two
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And some water did its waterfall thing.
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So it was a pretty good several months. I’m sad that I didn’t document it in more detail but I promise that I’ll think about doing better next time.

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