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I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 167: Shirt in Window

Every morning when I get up I pretty much follow a routine. I come down stairs a bit fuzzy headed, start the coffee brewing and head from there into the bathroom to brush my teeth and wash my face. From there I pour some coffee, go to the guitar and hopefully put in a couple of productive hours. But some mornings something will catch my eye and I make a photograph before pouring the coffee. Such was the case with the shirt in the window. Evidently my Better Half had taken it out of the washing machine the night before and jut hung it off the window frame to dry over night. So, I get up, start the coffee, enter the bathroom and whoa... The shirt is hanging there, back lit, interesting looking. So, I stop everything and photograph it. I snapped a dozen frames maybe and settled on this one. I also converted it to black & white. In the old days I would have shot it on tri-x film and that would be that. I am still not real comfortable changing a color digital file to b&w, but it is something I am beginning to dabble with. So I present this one in B&W.

Now this brings me once again to something I harp on all of the time: there are good photos all around you, right in your own home, school, workplace. You do not need to go on a trip or vacation to find photographs. Just get into the habit of seeing what is around you.

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