Friday, June 4, 2021

Looking For a Push

I think I need a writing group. Anybody interested?  I think it would help to have an audience and a little push to keep on track with a project I recently restarted. Nothing to do with As For Football or with sports in any way. I’m writing — well, trying to write — an old piece of crime fiction.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Orchard Glen Trail (Director's Cut)

 Got to the pool this morning, only to discover the road closed for several blocks in each direction with utility crews working on what I presume was a hit pole overnight.  Needless to say, I wound up with a little more time on my hands than I expected to have this morning.

I probably should have worked on stuff for As For Football.  A company reached out to us last week about our ads rates, asking very reasonably for our current deck.  So I've got to build an ad deck this week.

But not today.

I sat down instead and edited the pics from yesterday's photo essay.  Those are after the jump.  I personally think the edits help quite a bit, though in a few cases, they also bring out the inherent flaws in the original photographs. 

Eh.  What can you do?

Friday, May 21, 2021

Blog Shots: Orchard Glen Trail

 Sally and I went hiking today, and then we hit a winery.  As we walked, I decided to attempt a photo-essay covering the journey.  This is the first time I've ever attempted something like that inclusive of actual structure.

These shots are uncorrected, for better or worse, and I took them on my phone.  I almost took my camera but decided against it at the last second.  As they say, though, the best camera is whichever one you have with you when you need it.

I took these in good light, so hopefully the coloring is okay for the most part.  I'd probably correct the aspect ratio for most of them, but... I'm just never going to have the time, alas.  There's probably some purity with it this way.  That's the theory, at any rate.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pics from Sally's Bootcamp

I've been working at photography for a while now.  But for the longest time, I've felt like I've been spinning my wheels, not really getting anywhere new.

This week, though, maybe we made a breakthrough.

These shots are from my wife's Saturday boot camp fitness class.  We took them to help promote her business, but for once, I am just super-pleased with how they came out.  Who knows?  Maybe I'm finally learning something.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Eurotrip, BvS, & As For Dynamite

I was in the office three times this week, which means that I finally got back onto my regular commute.  For those unaware, I basically owe my writing career to the reality that my commute is long and that I often manage it by writing.  I’ve written at least four books over the course of 15+ years commuting via train into New York City along with doing maybe 75% of the written work on As For Football.  This week, I put together an edition of Blog Shots and the promotional stuff for Twitter in support of my memoir, and then I started watching the movies Eurotrip and Batman vs. Superman: The Extended Edition.  And here we are.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Blog Shots: Skiing Mt.Snow with Sally

 It’s not unusual that we’d ski Mt. Snow. I just happen to like how a few of these pictures came out. I’ve been taking a photography course online, and I feel like I’m actually learning something.