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.

January 22, 2017

JOURNALING WITH IPAD AIR

... attempting to post from my new ipad air (64gb ... !!!) ... google is no longer supporting "blogger" as a separate app, so, despite some rather nasty reviews, i decided to give "blogtouch pro" a go ... this photograph was loaded onto my ipad air directly from my camera ... i then edited the raw photo in "snapseed," which i think is currently the best general purpose photo editing app available for ios and android ...


... with roger for company, this afternoon i went for a little drive ... my goal was to shoot some pictures and then complete this journal entry without using my laptop or desktop computers ...

... i stopped at the little dam that impounds taylor pond ...


... every time i visit this spot i wonder why this little angle was built into the structure ...


... in this region there was a time when pretty much along any stream or river bank it was possible there would've been some sort of a mill utilizing the energy of the falling water ...


... we had a nice visit with c.j., then headed home ... at the north end of minnehonk lake we paused to enjoy a very seasonal maine vista ... for some, these little shacks serve as "vacation getaway" homes ...


... returned to waterville, i took over the bookstore while robert ran errands ... no customers, but a pleasant surprise john dropped in for a visit ... a cup of fresh hot coffee was my inducement for him to serve as a practice subject ...


... this last photograph was taken using the ipad's built-in camera ... the snapseed app isn't all that versatle when it comes to working in black & white (for that many of us are anxiously awaiting the ipad debute of "affinity pro"), but for now i find it at least acceptably workable ...



... in conclusion, i'm not completely happy with the results ... journal entry looks okay, but the pictures are "embedded," so they cannot be opened to view full screen ... i'll just have to keep working at it i guess ...