Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Me and the girls, Christmas, Nashville, TN

 Here is our gathering for Christmas in Nashville. Everyone took turns taking the other four. We had a ball, ate too much good vegan food and laughed a lot. Also went to Star Wars, great fun.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Inadvertent origami, Arms akimbo, Jax Beach

Jacksonville Beach

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, "When you come to the fork in the road, take it."

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beaufort, NC

Kitchen windows, Beaufort, NC

 I love kitchen windows. Every owner makes their window unique, whether by design or chance. This was our rental house for a wedding in Beaufort, NC. The decor was by the owners and the food is randomly placed by us renters. Good coffee always amazes me when it appears out of left field. The water here tasted like you licked a galvanized bucket. Eight O'Clock is a store brand, pre-ground coffee. The coffee was superb every day. Go figure.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Optical illusion, Jax Beach

Two bloggers are responsible for these pictures.. Mike Johnston of T.O.P. pointed out a great deal on a Sony a6000 camera and suggested the 60mm Sigma lens to go with it. So I ordered one of each. Then, with the camera all set up, I  did a Kirk Tuck walk in Jacksonville Beach. When I worked on this file I was taken by the illusion of the chair on the top balcony looking askew. I cannot make any combination of reflections work to create this look. Any guesses?

The camera seems wonderful. Well shaped, quiet, fast focus and lovely files. I have the Sigma lens for my micro 4/3 cameras and it translates to 120mm in that sensor size, not a good length for my eye. In the Sony it is a 90mm lens equivalent, a size that I have loved since my Leica days, so I'll use it much more. It seems very sharp and smooth.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

No trespassing, Jax Beach

This lot had a building on it that I photographed a lot. It had an odd A-frame in the middle and fish and crabs painted on the outside walls. It was razed about a year ago and has lain fallow since. It lies across the street from a Publix Supermarket and right on a large road, Beach Boulevard. It is covered with weeds and litter. My question is what harm would a trespasser do to it?

Graffiti artist's palette, and graffiti, Jax Beach

 The top picture is around the corner from the graffiti on an abandoned Sonic drive-in. I guess he was testing his spray cans before starting.

P-bird, Jax Beach

I couldn't decide if this looked more like a penguin or a pelican, thus, P-bird.

Hydrants, MSD

I think they were playing hide and seek.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sunrise, Ponte Vedra Beach

It was 70f (21.1C) yesterday on the beach. Not bad for the last day of November.