2021 01 16

I’m sad to say I haven’t done any shooting lately. I have no one but myself to blame. I’ve had other things occupying my attention of late.

Naturally, having a j-o-b takes a lot of time. But I couldn’t be happier with my j-o-b lately, as far as j-o-b-s go, it suits me well. I feel like I’ve gotten over the hump of the learning curve here, and am now able to make the best of it. I still wish I had an air conditioner in my bus though. When summer rolls back around I won’t be quite as happy as I am now. I’m definitely suited better for cold weather. 

I won’t go into details about my j-o-b as that is unadvisable in any situation. And I need to remember that. After all, anything I say, no matter how innocuous I think it may be, can and will be used against me in a court of law.  Welcome to the land of the free. Another digression.

Today I felt the need to do something with a pix. So I went back a little into my folio and found this guy. I don’t think I’ve posted it before, but my memory ain’t what it used to be, so if I did, I hope you can forgive my transgression.

I’m totally happy with this shot. I’m not totally unhappy with it either. I went out that morning intending to shoot something else, but the weather wasn’t exactly cooperating. So, I decided to stop here and see what would stick to the wall. After all, I had packed my gear in the car and ventured forth into the world shortly before dawn to get some shots. I didn’t want to come back empty-handed. I have always wanted to get some shots of this tower. It was close by, so I stopped in for a few minutes. I can’t recall why I didn’t spend more time here. Looking back I regret that decision. In retrospect, I wish I had used a different lens or two, and got a few different angles. I’m not really happy with the focus here either. For some reason, I was shooting at f2.8. I need to be better about thinking about all the details even when I’m not feeling it. Especially when I’m not feeling it.

But this shot is better some I’m sure, so I won’t be ashamed. I had a situation with my job recently where one of my passengers brought me a piece of art for decorating the school bus. I thought it was really good, geat even. But at the bottom in super small print, which I only saw as I was hanging it up, was a self-deprecating message. This made me sad, but I understand it too well. So I made a few corrections to the message. I drew a line through words like bad and wrote things like great above them. I’m not sure if anyone other than the student who made the art will see my message. The message is very small and designed to not be easily seen. I wanted to offer some encouragement, as I actually think the art is very good. I think I may print Starry Night or something and bring it on the bus Monday, to show art doesn’t have to look like a Rembrandt.

I’ve rambled enough for one day. Cheers.

P.S. The student willingly submitted the art knowing it would be displayed. I salute the bravery and am inspired by it.


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