Twenty-Nineteen


Twenty-Nineteen.

The year that was. The closing year of the end of a decade. Ups. Downs. All arounds. This year wasn’t as great photographically as it could have been. That was pretty much my fault. Between physical issues and a general lack of motivation I mostly produced a lot of faux nature pictures. Some where better than others. Some are found here. My biggest natural successes were trees. They are well represented here.

I did manage to make some of  “my” pictures. I photographed second lines and Mardi Gras Indian events. Those are here, too.

The one link between nature and a kind of photojournalism is that I work the same way to make both. I walk. I see things. I make the exposure.

As far as my version of nature pictures goes, most them were made in a healthy way. The dog who sees stuff and I went for walks. Despite my physical pain we managed to walk three miles a day whenever I was home. That’s good for me and her. She’s a sweetheart. Because she’s a cocker spaniel she’s as funny, loyal, and affectionate as she can be. Cockers are notoriously stubborn. She is too. She thinks nothing of standing in the middle of the street with me in tow staring down a car just daring the car to come closer.

There are 12 pictures here. You know why.

There are a few more days left in 2019. There are a few more days left in the decade. I’ll make and post a few pictures between now and then. But, for the most part, the year and decade are over for me. This is the strange in-between time. I mostly use it to clean up yearly messes and plan the new year.

 

3 Comments

  1. I do love the trees. And I like your comment about “faux nature” pictures. I think I know what you’re referring to, and I have enjoyed them as art. It’s a good time of year to assess so many things in life and to ask ourselves what we are doing that works for us, and what needs to shift. You’ve said it well.

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    1. I know a lot of nature photographers. They hike for miles, dive deep into the ocean, climb mountains, trudge through deserts. Me? I walk around my neighborhood and take pictures while I’m walking one or more dogs. That’s not nature photography. If it is, it’s the lazy man’s way. Many years ago, when I was a rising member of UPI, I was driving home from an assignment about 200 miles away. I heard Bob Seeger’s then-new song, “Against the Wind.” I line from that sticks in my head today, 40 years later. “What to leave in and what to take out.” 📸

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