Present Time

160916-131521-16jehPhotographically I have tended to live in the present time.  I usually make and display pictures in a day or two, and then move on.  I have rarely ever gone back and looked at old pictures … pictures made more than a week ago.  The primary exceptions are if I take pictures while on travel since I don’t process or blog when I’m traveling.  I wait until I return.  But I rarely travel anymore.  I just live in the present.  The past is gone and I can’t do anything about it.  If/when I deviate from the present it is to think about the future.

Blogging frequently, i.e. living in the present, can be a problem.  What do I do when I don’t have any recent pictures to post?  I have generally just not posted those days, but that can be a problem in the winter since the gaps can get rather long.  One thing I have been trying is returning to slightly older pictures and then processing, and/or cropping them differently.  The picture shown here is one of them; but I have already heard grumbling about my monochrome images and that is the best way to reutilize images.

But, I am facing something different.  I have taken lots of pictures of activities here at Homewood that I haven’t used yet and while I have reviewed them for gaps, etc., I still need to go back through all of them and select, edit, and process them for different outputs.  At the present I am still dithering as to how best use them.  I plan to publish a book with some of them as soon as I get some more feedback from the staff here as to how I should edit them for the widest use.  I am also considering whether to also make a slideshow for internal presentations.  How I edit and process them is dependent upon the output medium so at the present I am still dithering rather than working.  But, those efforts don’t help me with my blog images.

I am still faced with the challenge of figuring out how to take pictures today that can be displayed in my blog in a day or two after I have had fun making them.  They may have to be details of everyday common things around me that I can make quickly as I work on other things.