I had an idea for a Valentine's picture that I wanted to try and then give to my daughter and her fiance.
I have a 5X7 B&W picture of them I shot and printed in a frame that I put in the background to be shot slightly out of focus.
Focused in the foreground I artfully placed (to the best of my artful ability) a blue and white china cup and saucer filled with all colors of conversation hearts with a few 'good phrases' ones scattered around it that I could focus on as well as a single
It is done. Rewind two weeks. I really need to get upstairs and clean out that closet. Rewind three years and two months. I need to make a break from photography for a while. Just sell everything. I am getting depressed because it is in the house and not being used.
It is done. Wednesday night I got home from work and decided it was finally time. I started about 5:30. I rearranged my bedroom so that I would have an empty wall. I then, piece by piece, bit by bit, began to cart
Updated 01-16-2015 at 08:52 PM by Christopher Walrath
the past few days it has been extremely cold
at least for around here ...we are at zone 6B so the coldest is 6 below
it might be warm for some, and cold for others ... but it is kind of cold for me to deal
so i hunkered down and made some chicken soup ...
Updated 01-17-2015 at 08:10 PM by jnanian
It suddenly dawned on me.
NOW I get it.
You opened your arms and knowledge to me asking for nothing in return. You gave me advice when I asked for it, praise when I probably didn't deserve it, and a place to store some of my most precious possessions. Always, asking nothing in return. One kind and generous APUGer even donated over a dozen rolls of Kodachrome K-64 to me.
I felt welcomed.
I felt loved.
Oh, I subscribed and donated occasionally, but that wasn't
The wife is out visiting family for the weekend (nephew is getting married), so it's my time to shoot. I can leave the bathroom/darkroom a mess all weekend while I work and take off for a few hours shooting each day without feeling a bit guilty at leaving her to clean house while I play. (Hey...it's her choice...she could always come with me.)
Saturday I took off to visit the hills and creek close by and spent a couple of hours hiking the area looking for shots. Had a good time, BUT.....