Project 313 – Post No. 218

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These posts are not the only instances when I found myself dutybound to provide entertainment while keeping the effort to a minimum. 

Occasionally, I would do “preview” posts which were basically snippets of upcoming stuff. THIS post also has a hastily written flash piece in response to a writing prompt. 

And now, the photo:

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A closeup of one of the lights I mentioned in the previous P313 post. It almost looks like a precursor of a dashcam or laptop camera. It’s not. That’s just a neat blue cut piece of glass embedded in the metal frame. 

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Laptop, color calibration, and photo blogging

Note: There is no SmugMug Gallery associated with this post. Also, as usual, WordPress is not doing what I want it to do. It creates a tiled mosaic arrangement for the galleries even when I choose the two-columns large thumbnails option. 

One of these years, BAMM! . . . I’m out of here. Plus, they’re now threatening yet another editor update. Anyone care to make a bet as to whether it will be an “improvement” or a disaster? 

So, this is the first post composed and assembled entirely on my new laptop and using photos processed using said laptop. 

Why am I mentioning this? 

Because as part of setting up the laptop for photo editing, I also purchased a ColorMunki Display by x-rite. I could have bought their Smile colorimeter version (less expensive) but — after reading various reviews — opted for the Display model.

I have a much older version of their hardware that I’ve been using for many years but it’s no longer supported so they don’t guarantee the drivers they provide. Plus, it’s not where I can get my hands on it. 

“New Color” – Note 8 Photo

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Project 313 – Post No. 217

Today I look back all the way to late Summer of 2012 . . . and some hummingbird photos. 

You can look too, if you want, HERE.

And now, the photo:

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This is the only tail light I’ve ever seen sporting instruction as to what you should do if you see it light up. 

I like it and I think they should do that with current tail lights. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 216

This is one of the few times I caught a dynamic version of these birds (HERE). Usually, they are either eating or shitting or both and not overly exciting to look at.

That time, they provided me with a few great shots.

And now, the photo:

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A somber look at a truck’s rear light and tailgate.

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Project 313 – Post No. 215

Today I link THIS post with dog photos and dog facts.


And now, the photo:

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This is a composite . . . and it looks better in a larger format . . . which you can get by clicking on the photo.

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Project 313 – Post No. 214

Today, I link to a bit of fantasy writing from five years ago, back when I was still a naive and hopeful writer. HERE . . . it’s fairly short. 

And now, the photo:

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That doesn’t look like a pedestrian-friendly bumper . . . then again, jaywalking used to be a crime. That bumper would have made for a strong statement of castigation.

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Project 313 – Post No. 213

Seeing as I’m so far behind (a year and counting) in documenting last year’s Alaska cruise, I figure I would link a post from an even earlier cruise . . . Tracy Arm.

Fair warning . . . lots of photos in a very long post.

And now, the photo:

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Chevrolet was well represented at the Monument Classic Cars Show and hence well represented in these posts.

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