A remote controlled life

A remote controlled life

Visiting the local cable office to transfer service, I told the lady (whom I know) that I didn\’t want any channels other than one local that I could get the news and weather.  She says in earnest "…what do you do then?"  When we first moved to this house decades ago, it had few services.  No city services, no cable, and satellite tv had not yet been invented.  We were pretty happy.  Now remote controls are everywhere and I can\’t say any of us are really much happier.  Unplug for awhile- if Facebook would only be as easy.

 

 

Lamp and bookshelves

Lamp and bookshelves
Mike Jonson, from the Online Photographer, had an article not long ago about shooting "found" still life scenes.  I think that\’s my favorite, doesn\’t take a lot of imagination so suits me just fine.  In the digital age, we still can\’t seem to shake our need for books so a friend is building us some nice painted poplar shelves- something else that was wanted 30 years ago.  

Landscape project

Landscape project
I\’ve adopted this scene as my project for the year, I\’ve always wanted to photograph the same scene through all the seasons and weather of the year.  So here you go, a photo from a week or so ago.

Kentucky Bourbon Beard Oil

Kentucky Bourbon Beard Oil

We moved the pottery studio home from the downtown arcade.  I noticed this window display during the move, I don\’t think a policeman would find the excuse very funny when you said "No officer, I haven\’t been drinking.  That\’s my beard oil that you smell."

 

Empty dining room

Empty dining room
We bought back our first home after being gone for 20 years, a lot of it has changed and we had some work done before moving into it.  But still is more like home than our immediate past home.  For documenting some of the remodeling, I brought the Canon SL1 with the 10-22mm lens out of retirement and found I still love it even with the wide angle distortion.  Considering what it does, the low cost, and the size- this needs to go down in history as a classic camera as well as the pancake lenses that go well with it.

Moving Day

Moving Day

With the weather changing by the hour this season, any sort of activity that needs fair weather would just be a roll of the dice.  So, no surprise to find that moving day turns up with weather in which I have to even salt down the driveway to prevent injury.  But it is done, finally.

 I have a few pictures to catch up with.