at the pottery supply house

at the pottery supply house

Another anniversary month is passing for this blog, it has been 14 years now.

Here is another shot of a life size pottery piece I photographed a few years ago.  Last month, I believe, we were in Lexington and picked up some clay and I had quite a wait, which is a good thing.  Always happy to see small businesses thrive and that lends time to explore with the camera.

 

David climbing into Ironton

David climbing into Ironton

A special effects image from doodling on my phone when I had some time to pass, a double exposure of two older images:  David climbing a hill on a hiking trip on top of an image of an alley in Ironton, Ohio.  Then converted to a digital painting.

 

 

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.

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.