Bigger, Bolder Pictures

Figure 1:  Just one of those photos that needed more space

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I’ve been dabbling in the realm of Photography for the past couple years, after a hiatus of about thirty-seven years.  I wasn’t a very knowledgeable photographer even back then in the eighties, and have only incrementally added to my repository of things to know in this realm.  Most blog sites are (well, of course they are) – meant more for blogging than for photography.  So, I finally realized how tiring it is for viewers who can’t really see my photos in high detail – due to size or layout or navigation restrictions, all the while I talk or write about those photos.  Subsequent to this epiphany, I set up a photo repo (on a photo site designed specifically for photos) in order to remedy that situation.  Don’t get me wrong – this blogger platform is great for blogging, but for photos it works in a more ancillary mode.

Technically, I could switch to another theme more suited to the photo.  But in that case I’d lose the nice textual format that is the mainstay of the blog.  It’s a bit of a catch-22. Anyway …

I kept shooting my casual pics with the Canon Sureshot style of camera throughout all of those years, but such casual shooting doesn’t necessarily qualify anyone as a photographer.  The whole idea behind such a consumer camera is that one can know absolutely nothing about photography and still, at least some of the time, take reasonably usable pictures.

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Hutch, RIP ‘Ole Buddy

Figure 1: Hutch, RIP ‘Ole buddy …

We all get pretty attached to our canine friends.  But, sometimes there is more attachment than other times.  Hutch recently passed away, at the human-equivalent age of 88 years. I was with him for the entire 88 equivalent years (excepting for the first six months of his wonderful life).

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Watermelon or Radish?


Figure 1: Watermelon radishes.

Recently I had an opportunity to taste a variety of radish that I hadn’t previously known about – the so-called “watermelon” radish.  They do look like little slices of watermelon, don’t they?  These came from (Kristen and Jason’s) Red Root farm, and they are tastey.  I rarely come across a radish I don’t like, but then again I’m fond of turnips and rutabaga as well.

 

More Deer Pics

deer1012AFigure 1: Procession of Deer

It’s always so hard to catch a deer in a photo.   They move around so much, that every other picture is a blur.   I guess it’s the same as with my dogs.  Anyway, here’s a shot, taken out of the back-yard window, showing the start of a procession (four deer altogether) – parading through my little nature preserve.

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