Back! With New Gear!

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This is my first post since being out of commission these last 2 months.  I’m now 2 weeks out from surgery and getting back to health.  Big Thanks to Joe for covering for me!  I’m also thankful to Joe for helping me purchase my new Fuji X-T3.  I have literally taken 8 clicks of the shutter and have much to explore about this new camera.  So excited!

Making Music

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Several evenings a week in my small city, it’s possible to find folks picking up their instruments and creating beautiful music.   This past Friday, I had the chance to capture the sight, if not the sound, of that music.  The hands fascinate me, the way they move, almost effortlessly, over the instrument.

If you’d like to see some more images from that evening, please check out Local Music at my original blog Life on the Bike.

And please visit the blogs of the other photographers on Monochromia.  They make some pretty great music with their cameras!


Light and Shadow

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My WordPress journey began as a chronicle of my life and travels on the bike.  The bigger, planned trips, and the smaller, more spontaneous ones.  As I ride along, I never know when something is going to catch my eye, and inspire me to pull over.

Sometimes I work hard to capture what I see and sometimes I get lucky and the first shot just works.  Other than conversion to B&W, this image is exactly as it was when it came out of the camera.

Let me know what you think and come visit me sometime at Life on The Bike.


More Scenes From the Bed

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While quite literally stuck at home on bedrest, I have limited opportunities for photography OR things of interest to photograph.  Some kind friends dropped by these flowers today, and they cheered me in general AND because of Monochromia

Scenes from the Bed

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Since it appears that I will be stuck in a supine position in my bed for a while, most of my photography will be from the cell phone and from a limited visual field.

Thankfully, I am still able to have a glass of wine in the evening and this crystal bottle stopper caught my eye

This Is What Happens When …

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… the work week has been so full that there has not been time to even think about taking a photo.  While walking towards the door of the office, fretting all the while about the lack of a photo for the blog, this little guy (gal?) appeared ahead on the sidewalk.

Out comes the cellphone, one quick shot, and it’s off to see patients.

Frankly, the colors of the shell are so pretty, that I wish I could share it in color.  Even still, isn’t nature amazing?