16-05-31 Rock Me On The Water

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”

Mark Twain

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15-08-07 Weekly Photo Challenge

Is: Beneath Your Feet

Blackfish Creek – South Wellfleet, MA.

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4-14-13 Really-Wow

“And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year.”

I have spent much of the past 72 hours scanning through the last 2 and half years of photographs in preparation for a contest submission and my eyes hurt.  Basically the only things I stopped for were eating, sleeping and, thankfully, a visit from Aunt, Uncle, Cousin and kids who were in town for 24 hours. It was a relief to get my head out of the computer and see people who actually moved and talked even for a little while.  However I am about to dive back in.

Here are a few of the images that I have been working on.

Vacation

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3-11-11 No Trespassing

I was going to write about trespassing signs, river access, railroad right of ways etc., but after the news from Japan, I don’t feel like it.

My daughter, Abigail and her friend, Ari were taken with this picture so I decided it would be today’s image.

Someone asked me how I choose the image I use each day. Ordinarily after I have downloaded the daily images onto my two hard drives, I wipe the RAW files from my memory card and then download the jpegs onto iPhoto and delete all images from the memory card. I skim through them quickly and then walk away and go about my life.  I want to let what I saw percolate in my unconscious. I return to the images before going to bed and flag anywhere from 5-10 shots.  Occasionally I will play with the exposure and/or white balance or the blacks. Sometimes I will sharpen or soften the image and sometimes I crop (end of tech talk).The next morning I show them to Abigail before she heads off to school and ask her to pick her favorites. She usually comes up with 2 or 3 and then I make the final selection.  Since this was the one image that she and Ari agreed on…Father and baby it is.

Abigail did ask me if people thought I was “creepy” sneaking shots of people and their kids. I explained that I never sneak shots of kids, I always ask if I can take their picture.  Adults on the other hand do not have a No Trespassing sign as far as I am concerned.  If you are out in public…