Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho...

... it's off to work (in earnest) I go. Rebuilding. Reorganizing. Or maybe it's just a different form of procrastination.

It's easy for me to get waylaid while I do the office tasks of reviewing images and deciding how they need to be cataloged. Getting lost in the image is part of what I attempt when I click the shutter... But let's face it --- it's supposed to be my audience that gets drawn into the story, not me. I've been there, shot that.

So no more wallowing for me. But that doesn't mean you don't get to look...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Go Vote!

Yes, it's the obligatory "I Voted" sticker on the finger election day picture. So what? It's important to have your say and not complain after the fact.

I like to think that my female ancestors would be proud of me for getting out there. (Actually, I think they'd be quite miffed if I had not gotten out to vote! That's the kind of women they were!)

It's not just the big race this year... It's all those smaller, local races that I think, ultimately, have a more immediate impact on our lives. I'm proud of the fact that I knew who I would vote for as Commissioner of Agriculture before walking up to the booth.

If you haven't done so and you are legally allowed, go have your say at the polls. Thanks to all the early voting here in NC, there are no lines...

Monday, November 5, 2012

But What I Really Want Is ...

I'd rather be taking pictures right now... Or eating bacon. But the adult side of me knows that it is much easier on the senses (and pocketbook) to continue rebuilding my image database.

Wow. "Image Database." How incredibly unromantic.

That's okay. As I regroup and re-organize, I find images like the one above that I shot of my brother and sister-in-law's dog during a post-funeral breakfast. Here in the South, everything important is accompanied by food... preferably breakfast-type food.

I think I might just go have some breakfast for lunch while I make copies...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Photo... and Re-Emerging

My external hard drive crashed in late August, taking with it all my digital images. I put a lot of energy into not freaking out about the situation. One of the ways I coped was by breaking out my film cameras and going back to my slow and more expensive analog roots.

This is one of the images from that period. The end of Summer...
It was an emotional time of upheaval that seemed to culminate in the death of my bonus-brother.
I've been licking wounds and being tender with myself since then.

But things seem to be recovering. My hard drive is recovered! I rediscovered my love of using film and have even come up with a couple of new projects. It appears as though that rough period of my life is finally behind me... And not a moment too soon.

Happy Friday everyone!