Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

December 11, 2016

WANDERABOUTING MISCELLANIA

... no rhyme or reason for this assemblage, which, of course, is to admit that i just can't discern the connections ... cases like this, i leave it to you ... here's a shot of the two-penny bridge taken with a rather extreme wide-angle lens i bought for adrien as a sort of "stocking stuffer" ... 16mm equivalent, 180° angle of view ... it's actually meant for surveillance video but a chinese company cleverly repackaged it as a very inexpensive camera lens ...

... two portraits ... for the image of john i revisited some files from a visit we made last winter ... gary and alison took me to lunch after i shot their christmas card pictures—the look on his face i think the patriots were doing something wrong ...

... always a good friend, thus fully aware of my current mental state, john invited me up the holiday service at the colby chapel ... laura, his wife, is a ringer in the colby handbell choir ... i'm not much of a church goer, so i was surprised when the music and emotional warmth made me suddenly miss sunday mornings at john gray in west bay, grand cayman ...


... john and laura ...

... posted to facebook a few days ago, but one i didn't want the rest of you to miss ... middle of the night, i couldn't sleep ...


... yesterday evening ellen hosted a book signing by patrick bagley ... like my brother, patrick has a very interesting face, and, just as it is with michael, i found it a great challenge trying to capture his expressions ...

... this afternoon, both as exercise and "mood management," i went for a long walk ... i turned off most of my brain, even for picture taking ... these're mostly the result of me pausing for a few seconds and snapping without much conscious involvement in the process ...


... i never tire of the hathaway building ...


... alone in the skateboard "park," a young man disproves some of the generalities made about "kids these days" ...

... i looked up, raised the camera to my eyes, cranked the focus barrel until it hit the infinity stop then backed it of about a zillionth of a degree, and pressed the shutter button ...


... "no, ansel, i'm fully aware it's not hernandez, new mexico ... but it is my home" ...

... walkabouting can be a great many things, including serving as "Rx" (from latin, by the way, a command "to take") ...