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Here I sit…

December 24th, 2007

Here I sit. In front of my computer on Christmas Eve. Working.

I have a small circle of friends and family. It seems that the weather, along with other obligations, has made it hard to get together this year.

I am thinking about what to do on Christmas day. Should I fish? Should I hike? Should I hang at home and do nothing? The latter is, of course, not an option for me. I think I will go for a drive to see what I can see. Maybe I will be privileged enough to see something amazing. Maybe I’ll be privileged enough to make an image.

My children will be with me on the day after Christmas. I’ve got some time off afterwards, so that’s when I will celebrate time with my family.

I hope all of you enjoy the time you have with those important to you. You should make a point to enjoy these times whenever possible.

Merry Christmas.

Gary

Shopping sucks.

December 19th, 2007

I’m not sure if it’s my tendency to avoid crowds, or the general idea of the “pressure” put on by today’s society, that makes me walk into the local retail outlets this time of year with my tail severely planted between my legs.

SALE! 40% off! blah, blah, blah…

I don’t think there is a need for all of this stuff.

Sure, the “holidays” are about giving and spending time with your family and friends, but give me a break. I don’t need to give from the malls. Most of my favorite gifts were simple things that my kids took time out of their day to create – just for me.

Might I ask that you take a short amount of time out of your day and create something special for those you love instead of standing in line at the local mall?

I bet the recipients would appreciate that.

Gary

A different perspective?

December 18th, 2007

I received an e-mail last night that asked me a simple question regarding an image I made, and subsequently shared, of an ominous cloud bank I was privileged to witness during a recent visit to Summer Lake.

It went something like this:

“…why not correct for the distortion from the fisheye shots? (like the one of the cloud bank over the lake) Do you like the look of the bent horizon? or not want to make it look shopped, or sumpthin else? Curious mind(s)…”

Here are two edits. I would be interested in your opinion. (Click the images for slightly larger versions)

Original:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After “correcting” the horizon:

Welcome!

December 6th, 2007

I thought that starting a blog might get me some writing experience. Heck, everyone else is doing it so why not?

Gary

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