I photographed the Veterans Day activities at both the Chapel and the Omni room. I will deliver 182 pictures (in color) to the staff for various uses. The above are just a few samples done in B&W. Veterans from all around Hanover do an excellent job each year displaying the colors at our observances.
Just wondering what I’ll photograph this winter. There certainly won’t be this kind of color, but these made me think. What is behind the battles with color vs. monochrome? Why is it that we, as individuals, prefer one thing over another?
Why is it that some prefer Republicans over Democrats, believe one thing over another, think one religion is the correct one over another, and on and on? We should spend more time thinking about it. Is it just because of our past environment, the place we were born, the way we were taught (even if it was based on limited knowledge and outdated thinking)? It is just that we believe what we heard from others who were also biased one way or the other and then we perpetuate an erroneous belief because we are ignorant. We never take the time to think, gather the latest facts, and then make our own decisions. For some reason, too many think that education stops at a young age and that all remains static after that, that nothing changes, not the climate, not scientific information, not cultures, etc..
Ice on the bird bath out back. We plugged in the heated one yesterday that is located in the front of the Villa.
As you can see, it frosted last night. I’m still working in “quick mode”. I used my WG-60 and my favorite monochrome preset. I might shift to this camera and mode of processing for most of my winter pictures.
I adapted yesterday’s preset to one a little more to my liking, at least for this time of the year.
I have still been having some eye problems which are going to take more time to correct. Until then, I have difficulties checking the focus of my images and making processing changes to the images on my computer so I’m relying more on the camera to get things right. These are a few images I made while out walking as the leaves changed. Hopefully they are OK.
For the next couple of weeks I need to not spend so much time on my computer which means fewer pictures. In the meanwhile I’m going to try and get a pair of computer glasses made and change my medications.
I took advantage of the good weather and the last vestiges of flowers to make a few images that might end up being the last of the year. They won’t be around many more weeks.
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” — On Photography by Susan Sontag