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Observations On Autumn

  Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg,…

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Baby Bump

There are four stages for enjoying a happy event: — anticipation (looking forward to it)— savoring (enjoying it in the moment)— expression (sharing your pleasure with others)— reflection (looking back on happy times –   which is why it may be a good idea to take pictures,   keep a one-sentence journal, collect mementos, etc.)–…

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Working A Day Job – Part 3

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

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Stained Glass in Maine

During my recent weekend in Maine, my daughter and I went into St. Saviour’s Episcopoal Church in Bar Harbor.  She waited patiently as I oohed and aahed over the stained glass, then proceeded to take a bunch of pictures.  According to its website, the church is the “oldest, largest and tallest public building on Mt. Desert…

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Got Rust?

Yesterday I nurtured my creativity taking a completely different type of photography.  Instead of nature, I took industrial shots – rust to be specific. I’m taking a class on close-up photography from Bryan Peterson through the Perfect Picture School of Photography (PPSOP).  Bryan Peterson is also the author of the book, Understanding Exposure.  I got…

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Working a Day Job – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a discussion on how working a day job nurtures my creativity.  Today, I want to explore more of this: Exposure to New Technology My day job uses technology nearly all day long, from complex tax software to Microsoft Office and other specialty pieces of software.  There’s usually very little training for this…

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