It seems like it’s today every day. I tend to lose steam towards the end of the week, because work + watch dev + photography is a lot of stuff to do. I thought today was wednesday until late in the afternoon. I’m glad tomorrow is Friday.
So, I missed a day. I did a lot of programming in the last 48 hours, and I probably could have done a post last night, but I couldn’t think of doing anything. I actually couldn’t think at all. One of the reasons I got so backlogged was being to rigid about rules. So here’s yesterday and today.
Today was a lot of gray, outside. Inside, I did a lot of work, catching up for being distracted by the news last week. I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse for a while (weeks? months?), before it gets better. On the plus side, I made a ton of headway in a complex domain. I ran into a friend walking home from the BART, and we caught up andd talked about things for a few blocks. A turned-off TV asked me “RU OK?” and I am. Then we got to see some other friends, just home from Ireland. They brought me whiskey, which I’m now saving for a special occaision.
Before you get to the blog post, you are aware of what’s happening in Ferguson, MO , right? Good. If not, go read some news. I should note that the wikipedia article is out of date, and leaves out a lot of details. Everything has gone to hell again tonight, by all accounts.
I’m going to try someting, because the mountain of images I have to edit and post here isn’t getting any smaller, and I’m not going to stop shooting, either. So, I’m going to try to post all of the images from today, today. Today was a barbeque and a walk to CVS. Met a bunch of cool folks at the barbeque. Soph made her mac and cheese, not pictured, but good all the same. It was, overall, a success.
Then there was the epic journey for benadryl. Well, a 15 minute walk, at least. The LED streetligts are weird; looks like Gregory Crewdson designed them for one of his shoots. That’s all I can do right now.
Fog and gray and dark. I’ve been shooting more lately, socially, sort of the way I used to. I’m dicsovering my camera is absolute shit in those sitations I used to love; slow auto focus, slow to wake up, just slow. I was going to replace it soon, but it seems it’ll be a few more months. At least my car is paid off, so I can save pretty quickly.
For all the people that only follow this blog, and might have been wondering, I’m still here. Still kickin’. Trying to post more frequently. The backlog is still there, waiting. The projects are going, slowly. We’ll see.
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This was the night I was supposed to get on the bart, but was so distracted and out of it from work, I got on the bus and came home instead. Coding induced temporary aphasia. Sophia and some other folks were already at the bar, so I walked. Nice sunset light, why not?
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There’s a component to my photography that’s all about just trying to see what’s in front of me, the beautiful, the strange, whatever. People us fishing or hunting analogies; but really it’s a physical sport, looking for and catching these things. Can you see the line in time to get your camera to your eye? Is your muscle memory tuned to remember where the buttons are, the knobs turned right as you’re getting ready to shoot?
Lately, and I’m not sure why, but all the accrued skill that I have seems to have taken leave, and I haven’t made any really signifigant photographs in months. It’s possible that my concentration is just elsewhere, focused on the watch project, and my other skills are deteriorating. I don’t think it works that way, but maybe it does. Spend to much time in an analytical mindset, and the ‘relaxed concentration’, the zen modes, seem to go away. Maybe I just need to get out and shoot some more. Ferry tomorrow, we’ll see if that helps.
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Man, Portal. This was many moons ago, and I don’t remember the specifics. One of the problems of a two month delay between shooting pictures and getting them put up here is that the little details sort of slip away. Maybe I should take notes or something, keep a daybook. Anyway, what I do remember is that it was a good afternoon, sitting in the sun for hours after a great meal with good people all around.