Greetings and Salutations on this the third day of January!
So before I begin I’d like to say a bit about… well, all of you. I realized over the weekend that somewhat suddenly there were over 200 people following this blog on WordPress. As of this writing there are 235 WordPress followers and 1,406 of you on Facebook. I’m not going to deny that that’s more than a bit intimidating. It is my hope, as is the hope of every blogger, simply to add to your life in some positive way. So I thank you all for your repeated comments and participation and also, simply, for your presence. It means a lot to me. I will take a moment to say that I want to take your picture or pictures of whatever you need or want pictures of. For free. Read this for more details. I also want to say that you can view all my images in high resolution in my Picasa album. All I ask is that you don’t profit by it. Share, distribute, use for whatever, but don’t charge anyone and don’t let anyone else charge. Share and share alike. Make sense? Grand!
Alright, so the current album is an amalgamation of the past few days. One of those days… you’ve had them I’m sure, when you take a few random snaps but nothing really strikes you enough to make you unload the camera. Plus, your internet is down so you can’t upload anything anyway. Grr.
The first few are just taken around Laura’s garage, from my series that I should have entitled, “Your house has cool stuff in it if only you’d look closer.” Nothing says near-term history like an old rotary-dial telephone.
And… well, this is an old refrigerator. You know, the kind where a kid could easily get trapped inside because it had the locking door with the long metal handle? Whoever decided to name a refrigerator brand “Hotpoint” though should be shot. A good fridge is anything but.
The guy who owned Laura’s house before was, shall we say politely, a “tinker”. This is evidenced by all manner of interesting and unusual home appliances like lights around the house that can be controlled from a central control panel and various other unexplained home “upgrades”. Luckily though, he left a set of drawers all properly labeled for all the things a homeowner needs… in 1976.
I won’t deny that I love this. In addition to the drawers, there’s a set of small metal containers that used to contain… who knows what? But the old parking(?) pass makes this cabinet. Expires 1976.
Moving on from the garage, on New Years day we went out to see what was to be seen. It was an INCREDIBLY windy day on the bog.
Windy on the Bog
But the sun did shine at least…
Here Comes the Sun
Did I mention it was WINDY?
Flock of Seagulls
So… ok, so I’m tinkering more and more with post-processing despite my previous statements that I think it’s a sin against art and all that’s right with the world. This shot is mostly blurry because these train tracks are rough. Like “strap your grandma down to her seat or she’ll fly out” rough, but there is the slightest bit of post-processing here to alter it a bit.
I’m not sure why I like this… but I do…
Why do I like this?
I fiddled with this one a bit too. I tried to make it unsettling by darkening a bit and cropping it off-center. I feel a bit unsettled by it. You?
During the windy fun, we drove past a few things including this old church. Again, another photo that I like but I can’t quite determine WHY?
On the way to work on the 2nd, it snowed like crazy. I captured a few shots but nothing fancy.
Snow! In January?!?!?
Today, before leaving work, I went in search of SOMETHING to take a photo of during sunset. I found an OLD cemetery not far from work. Complete… well, complete with lots of things. Including a sunset.
Dusk at Dusk
Contrails to Glory