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Selective colorization…

It’s been several weeks since I posted. Work reared its ugly head for a bit… and its head is, as usual, a somewhat grotesque, all-consuming,  at times lucky to get four hours of sleep before I have to get back up and start it all over again kind of staggeringly ugly sort of visage… No time to even check my email with any kind of regularity… much less post something… What did I miss…? Advertisements

Looking at it another way…

Photography is such a subjective art.. Always looking to see things in a different light… as it were… The hints and tricks abound… Leading lines , and placement of the ‘subject’ in certain areas of the frame. Quadrants, and zone focusing… Adams, and Cartier-Bresson, and any number of flash (HAH!) in the pan photographers. Fashion photographers, and street photographers, and landscape photographers… Papparazzi… Any style of photographer you can come up with… there’s a practitioner out there who claims it for the one true style… Don’t get me started on style… But as long as you take what is good, and can see your way through the pretentious and the merely stylistic nonsense… as long as you can see your way through the fluff of another trying to convince you to join their cult… you’ll be okay… Don’t let the naysayers and the “anything, as long as it’s new…” campers get to you… In whatever you do… Business, or teaching, or the law… politics… you have to decide. Will you be a sheep, following the …

Moody…

  … and not in a good way… We are currently in the middle of the first snow of our season. I’ve just come in from the first shoveling of said snow… It’s now after sunset, and unless I turn on some lights… “What are you trying to do, light up the entire neighborhood when I was your age we had to shovel snow 5 miles uphill both ways what were you raised in a barn somebody better start turning off some lights when they leave the room or there’s gonna be a whole lot of unhappy people around here come Christmas…” *ahem* I say, the snow isn’t scheduled to stop until around midnight, so it there’s anything worth taking a photo of, I’ll get it in the morning… Meanwhile, a picture with some sunlight in it… Even if it is a moody light…        

It’s that time of year again…

  The start of the Wide, Wide World of Wonderful, Winter(ish) Sunsets shooting season… That time when you’re so terribly desperate for light, and warmth… And color… let’s not forget about color!!! That one braves the elements in order to find any such semblance of said items. No matter how frigid the conditions. Which of course leads one to the never-ending search for sufficient warmth amongst the chills. (Chills which seem to get chillier and, um… chillier… each and every year… by golly by gum…) So I search… For items which can inure me against the cold, and ensure I can endure for longer and longer periods outdoors. (… for someone trying to stay out-of-doors, I think I got all those “in”-type words used in the correct sense…) Anywho, there I am… Scouring my part of the world, for the perfect item of winter wear…   Such as gloves…   Gloves that lets one operate all the buttons and dials of a DSLR, without necessitating the removal of said items specifically designed for the protection of …