Sunday, October 25, 2020

A sunny start to Sunday

 Sunrise just happened. It's a clear morning, with the usual pinky orange glow on the horizon quickly growing into a bright patch of sunlight. Not that it's warm. The battery died in our little remote temperature thingie so I don't know how cold it is. Minus WTF or almost that, is a safe assumption. 

Our community association did an outdoor Halloween party for the local kids yesterday evening. That was a first for us, and everyone seemed to have lots of fun. We were a bit worried about the weather, but the snow stopped just in time, and we ended up with it being clear and cold for the party. But as my athlete buddies say, no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices. Everyone seemed to be having fun, with lots of activities for the kids, and best of all, I didn't eat any candy. If you want to see the photos check out my photography blog page and look for the Woodcreek Comm Assoc tab and follow the links.

A couple people have asked how Celina is doing in the wake of Curtis's passing. Thank you for asking. She seems to be doing fine, as talkative as ever, looking for a lap but not being naggy or demanding about it the way Nefertiti was. We've been trying out some new food now that we don't have to get the hypoallergenic stuff for Curtis, but maybe it's too rich for her, or her tummy isn't used to the change yet. There's been some semi-recreational vomiting. 

Once upon a time, long long ago, this started as a fitness blog. I'd put workout details there so my coach and other athlete buddies could follow along. It has gradually evolved to the work of splendor you see before your eyes almost daily. The evolving is going to continue, but I don't know the details of how or the what yet. 

My buddy Sean posted a 30 days, 30 projects series of photos, and I've been thinking of trying something similar once this work contract winds down. It's sounding like a long cold winter is ahead, and COVID still doing it's thing, so being home inside is sounding like a good idea. Stay tuned.

I've just finished scrolling through the 106 not blogged photos in my 3 months photos not blogged folder, which does not include yesterday's halloween shoot. There's 136 edited photos there alone. I decided to give you this one. It's one of the oldest recent not blogged, from August 13.

And you get a past and a future serendipity!
Future first, because. This is from Muriwai beach during March 2020.

This is the past, from July 2016.

It turns out there are 1191 photos in the not blogged in the previous year. Many of these are driftwood and I'm working through them. 

It also turns out the oldest not blogged photo is of Michelle! I'd tried to rent a certain super fast Sigma lens for last year's kid's Halloween shoot, but ended up with the Canon version of it. Michelle was an obliging model to help me see how this portrait lens worked out. This version of the lens has chromatic aberration out the wazoo so I didn't like many of the images from a technical perspective. If you're buddies with Michelle you might have noticed some changes to her social media involving a photo that looks much like this one, from the same shoot.

Of the Day

One of the alliums from yesterday.

White peony



  1. Thank you for the shout-out. That purple petal is very lush and tasty. For fun I rotated it 180 degrees and flipped it horizontally (nearly nsfw :) ). Cheers, Sean

  2. Nice pic of Michelle. But, dear lord, what's the white stuff already??


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