Friday, May 01, 2020

Happy Anniversary (by an order of magnitude)! I love you!


A Perfect Ten
Diez, Dix, Zehn, Tio, Dieci, Десять, Deset, Kymmenen, दस, Tíu, Mười...
How long is that in relationship years?
Must be at least a hundred, right?
So how is it that it feels like it was just a few days ago, I was headed west to meet you?
Never knowing, never imagining
That ten years on I would be sitting here marveling
At how very right this all turned out to be.
I'm not surprised anymore, but I am still amazed.
Happy Anniversary, I love you!

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Happy Anniversary! I love you!


Nine Years On
Somewhere in the Wayback Machine
You'll find two people
Rubbing their chins and wondering
Is this going to be another bust?
Or is it the real deal?
Fortunately for us here in the present
For reasons only they could explain (or not)
Those two decided
That is was worth finding out what it would be
Without worrying too much about what it might be.
Guess we owe them one.
Happy Anniversary, I love you!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

thematic photographic 424 - green!


"Extreme Votivation VIII"
Raleigh, NC - July 2010 (Click to embiggen)

Green it is, then. Interesting fact about green: the human eye can detect more variations of green than any other color. I don't know why that is, possibly because it falls dead-bang in the middle of the visible spectrum, but it's the reason that green is used in night vision equipment rather than black and white.

I didn't need night vision gear for this shot, though, just some cheap fireworks and a hollowed out votive candle. And something to put the whole rig on that wouldn't get wrecked by melted wax.

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Hosted by Written Inc.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

thematic photographic 422 - lights on


"Bridge Over the Haw River"
Saxapahaw, NC - October 2010 (Click to embiggen)

It's been a while, hasn't it? Seems like 10 years since I first came upon Thematic Photographic, but it hasn't. It's actually been a little more than 10 years. I came aboard for Thematic Photographic 3: Glass not knowing if I was even doing it right. Over the next couple of years that first challenge grew into something like 4 or 5 photo posts a day, and the sheer scale of it all was getting to a level that was... well, probably unhealthy. And it seemed like most of the bloggers I knew were abandoning blogging for one social media platform or another (or just giving it up in general). Throw in just general life stuff along with various equipment failures and other priorities and my posts became something like annual events. Just visiting here has become rare. Rare enough that today I got an email form the Blogger team asking if I still wanted to get email notifications of comments. That led me to stop in and look at the notification settings (which took a while to re-learn), and in the process of all this I noticed that there was a recent post to Written, Inc. One click later, I learned that Carmi was still doing Thematic Photographic, and was up to issue 422. That's pretty impressive staying power. (My last entry was TP 116: "Red", in case you were wondering). So in honor of that, I figured I must have something that fits the theme lying around, right? And a little bit of digging in the archives led me to this shot from almost 8 years ago.

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