Project 313 – Post No. 187

So, what archived post should I showcase today?

How about THIS one? It’s one of a number of posts I did for a Still Life photo contest. 

And now, the photo:

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I must say, again, I’m enjoying this series of classic cars details.

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Project 313 – Post No. 186

Today’s old post offering is HERE. You got lighthouses, deer, trees, bridges . . . should be a grand ole time for them who chance it. A bit long, perhaps. 

Or, you can be satisfied with the content of this post; it’s entirely up to you and I won’t mind either way.

And now, the photo:

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It took me a while to get that look because I wanted the Ford lettering shiny. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 185

I used to do frequent posts about Red-tailed Hawks. Posts like THIS

I miss photographing Red-tailed Hawks probably as much as I miss photographing Hummingbirds.

Someday, it will be so again.

And now, the photo:

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I don’t say it often enough, but you can click on the photo for a larger view. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 184

Edited to add: my apologies . . . this should have gone live twenty hours ago. I done messed up. But, at least it’s on the right day still.

Another short post and another link to a previous post . . . this one is about birds.

I’m rushing through these because I have so much to do; other interests and things that demand my focus. 

And now, the photo:

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I’ll keep going with this Project 313 until completion (if I live that long) but perhaps it will be more of what it was supposed to be . . . a photo, a cartoon, and a doodle, all without other distractions. 

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Idle Thoughts on (Amateur) Photography and (Fiction) Writing

I’m retired, so I have a lot on my plate. Still, I occasionally take time out to think; to reflect on what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and whether I should continue doing it.

Everyone can benefit from stepping back, surveying the landscape, and charting their path forward; making sure they’re on the path they want to follow.

Sounds ominous, don’t it? I mean, it sounds as if something has gone wrong and needs fixing.

Nah! Well, maybe a little, but nothing of great consequence.

For them who don’t know, writing stuff down is a good way for me to focus my thoughts. It also makes it easier to catch flaws in my thinking once I read back what I wrote. It’s because when I read something, I’m focused on what it means, any implications of it, where it might offer either something useful or, conversely, lead me astray. Most of all, reading my thoughts affords me the luxury of checking if they make any sense. 

I also do that with the spoken word. What I hear goes through the same multi-layer analysis. I suggest the same practice to anyone wanting to catch errors in their thinking; write down what you think and then read it back — aloud, if need be — and check if it still makes as much sense as it did while still in your head.

Words — spoken or written — matter. 

That’s a warning the following is written off the cuff and not previously thought out in detail.

But, let’s begin with photography . . .

The New Moon – October 11, 2018 (click for larger version)

I mentioned in two previous posts (HERE and HERE)  about my struggles regarding going forward. By that, I mean what equipment I should use.

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Project 313 – Post No. 183

Another quick post . . . and another link to a fun fiction foray into the then Zombie craze.

You know, I’m seriously contemplating dipping my toe into outright opinion pieces. They are not fun to write and the number of people who will even read them — let alone be swayed by them — will be low.

But, I’m hearing such poor presentation of ideas out there that I feel I need to do what I can to spread the few ideas worth sharing. We’ll see if I find the time for it, but if I do, it won’t be in these posts (like I’ve been doing). They will be dedicated pieces; serious pieces because these are serious times. 

And now, the photo:

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I like this treatment and I like this gas cap (yes, that’s what it is) although I was never partial to the car. It never quite met my esthetic requirements for lines and curves and the interaction of the two. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 182

Feeling lazy tonight so another short post with a link to a long post for them who might feel like spending multiple minutes looking at my stuff.

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