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Out and About – June 2017

I’ve not posted in what seems to me like years but perhaps to you seems a delightful age of peace and quiet.  Well, rejoice no longer!

Music at the Indy Canal

Lately I’ve tried to avail myself more frequently of the downtown Indianapolis Canal.  It’s a couple mile jaunt and boasts some of the most varied selections of people to observe that you can hope for in the city and even some live entertainment from time to time.

2017 Delphi Indiana

Last weekend I found myself in Delphi Indiana.  Of all the small towns in the area this one seems to have tried hardest to set itself apart from its peers.  It boasts a Wabash and Erie Canal interactive museum and a great system of parks.  This suspension bridge struck me as keenly allegorical.  It’s very small so even one person walking with regular footsteps can set up what seems like a pretty dangerous level of motion.  I shiver to think what a few people in-step could do to it.  It just goes to show how the force of things is multiplied with consistent and repeated action in anything we undertake in life.

2017 Delphi Indiana

And remember, jumping from the bridge is strictly prohibited.

2017 Delphi Indiana

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the only Chinese restaurant in town.  The sign reads:  “Dear customers, We’ll be closed for vacation for two month and we’ll be reopen on Aug 1st.”  This brings to mind a few thoughts.  Firstly, I assume this family is Chinese and has returned to their homeland for the summer.  I love the trust this speaks of for the community that they can just take off for months and that the town will welcome them back.  Also there’s a quaint sort of homespun quality to the homemade sign and simple message.  I really want to eat here on August 1st and see what the place is like.

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Christmas 2011 … part A?

The holiday is full upon us and what better way to spend it than clicking away with the camera at whatever happens to cross your path?  The first batch of random Christmas photos is in and can be found in this Picasa Album for those uninterested in my random commentary.

I’m fairly certain that the tree didn’t look quite so barren until the cats got to it… anyone have any tips for keeping the cats out of the Christmas tree?

The Christmas Line-up

The Christmas Line-up

My favorite ornament on the tree this year.

Christmas Ornament

Christmas Ornament

I took (and kept) two versions of the nut photo and am frankly a bit torn on which I prefer.  I think I lean 1% towards this low depth-of-field version.  Magic of carrying a tripod around your fiancee’s house I suppose…

Christmas Nuts

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know I love a great candid shot…

Over the Shoulder Chef

Over the Shoulder Chef

From this perspective, the toffee looks more geological than gastronomical.

Toffee Geology

Toffee Geology

What’s Christmas without a cookie or 50?

Cookie or 50...

Cookie or 50...

I’m not sure cats go with Christmas but do you have any idea how insanely difficult it is to get a decent photo of a black cat? If the soft-fuzzy exteriors don’t screw with your auto-focus then they’ll move while you’re trying to figure out how to properly light something that’s so pitch black.

Black Expectation

Black Expectation

This little fluffy guy… yeah, again, just chance placement as my daughter left him askew on the sofa. He looks like a cast-off Easter remnant. I couldn’t fail to get a fairly decent shot of him. When I saw him there I was struck by the need to not touch or modify a thing. The moment is here as it really was. I wonder what Christmas will mean for this toy as her current favorite? I suspect his days are numbered.

Easter Cast-off

Easter Cast-off

A few nights ago, I was out shooting at night in Zionsville when I was directed by a passer-by to go find the gazebo in the park. Not 100% happy with the results but I do like the many-pointed stars that the lights turned into in the perspective shot.

You put the Gee in Gazebo

You put the Gee in Gazebo

Star light, star bright

Star light, star bright

And the Advent calendar tells us…. it’s just one day away…

Lonely Santa

Lonely Santa

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