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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Solar Eclipse

There is an eclipse coming to the United States August 21, 2017.  Are you going?  Will you take pictures?

I like to take pictures of clouds as I sit on my deck. Sometimes the Sun sneaks into the frame.


I am prepping for the eclipse.  The next three photos were taken with my DSLR using a solar filter. The first one was evaluative metering mode, and the others were spot meter on the Sun.




To find out more about the eclipse -- especially the important path of totality -- check out this website...TheGreatAmericanEclipse and check out this link for more info from Canon.  

Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies!

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Homemade Postcard Club

Some reading this will know Andrea from all the years she has volunteered with SlowExposures. Andrea sequences the photos and hangs the main exhibit. 
Andrea in Strickland's
Those who know her, know that she is a little quirky -- no TV, no computer, no answering machine, and certainly no cell phone. Andrea collects -- just about anything. Andrea creates art installations in her home -- cross dressing Ken dolls, naked Barbies in bedpans, and a very interesting walk through her "Jurassic Park" in her yard.  No, she hasn't seen the movie or read the book. I wonder how this bit of pop culture found its way to Andrea.

Not long ago she asked me to send her a homemade postcard. Yes, she is building another collection. 

The postcards can be made of anything thick enough -- like a cereal box or thin cardboard -- and sized between 3.5x5 and 4.25x6.  Postcards can be larger, but those would require a regular first-class letter stamp and not a postcard stamp.  So far I've sent Andrea postcards made from 12-pack drink boxes, Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix box, and for Christmas I sent her a card made from a Little Debbie Christmas Cake box. Before anything goes into my recycle bin, I check it out to see if it would make a postcard. I cut the postcard out and put the remainder into recycling.

On a recent visit to Andrea's to view the bedpan exhibit, I saw some of her postcards on display. 

She loves to get them.  How about sending one (or more) to her?  Include your address on the back and she might even send one back to you!  Her address is:  Andrea Noel, 114 Head St., Zebulon, GA 30295. Let's stuff Andrea's mailbox!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hello 2017

Into the Woods

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

This year I did not send Christmas cards, I sent New Year cards instead.  (I'll post it tomorrow.)

In November, I resigned my seat on the Fayette County Public Arts Committee. The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Buy me a beer sometime and I'll tell you the story.....Let's just say the biggest, baddest, and best lesson of the last year is when you find yourself in a place that is no longer fun and the situation is taking up all of your spare time. Do something about it.  

I haven't entered into as many exhibitions this year. I am looking to write more. I think I am going back to my idea of a collection of essays based on my experiences in photography.  My goodness there is a gold mine loaded with chunks of great material there!

To end 2016, here is a photo of the moon last night.  Just a Cheshire Cat Smile....



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