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All The Wiser...

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There are four images in this post. The C/2020 F3 (Neowise) or Comet Neowise was discovered just in March 2020.  Last week, we missed the opportunity to get a view of it in the early morning hours and really life has been quite busy (as usual). We made a concerted effort to try and find the comet this weekend and were successful on the second attempt!  Seeing this in person is more gratifying than any pictures, but here are several that I captured. I think looking for it closer to sunset probably will create a more prominent image. Instead of just taking a close-up image of the comet itself, my preference is to provide some context and here is a 15-second exposure with the comet towards the upper right. Having taken some previous images of the dark night skies, and a fair number of my images being captured at night, I have been reviewing with some interest the genre of astrophotography. There is a steep learning curve with the techniques to truly get a lot of detail clear a

Silence...

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How long has it been since we heard this "king" of instruments? It seems like too long and in reality it has been a relatively short two months. I say that because in all likelihood it may stretch out for another couple months at least! If you peruse my YouTube channel , among all the other music videos, you will get a feel that I am fond of the organ repertoire. You would be correct. In my previous lifetime, I was known to play a piece or two but alas, life has moved on... Like many things, focus, time, and inspiration are needed, and currently do not exist.  Some day...maybe... Unstaged photo of Organ Console Number 3 for the Casavant Freres pipe organ at the Loma Linda University Church in California following a recital. By unstaged, I mean that I did not move anything after the recital or change the lighting. Related websites: Casavant Freres Pipe Organs Wikipedia entry on pipe organs To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visi

Under The Bright Lights...

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Just another one from Chicago here... You really do see these in the major cities. It is actually quite amazing how when walking around you can tell the physical warmth and the visual brightness when you walk under a set of these bright lights which rapidly fades between the different buildings. I don't really identify myself as being a "big city" kind of person and right now am definitely not chasing excitement, success, or glamour under any bright lights! You can see a hint of the building above the light bank with some of it spilling along the edges. I captured this sole person walking down the sidewalk obviously not paying attention to his surroundings... To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visit  LeftyImages.com My Blog:  Return to Blog Home Page      What's in my bag     Support me with Amazon Follow me here:   Facebook  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |   Flickr   |  Pint

Journeying On...

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Nine hundred posts is quite a milestone. One thousand seems to be just around the corner. I started this blog a bit over 10 years ago knowing that I wanted to get some of my images out in the open and not kept hidden and stuck on my hard drive. I am not sure whether there is an easy way to measure how much visitors have either enjoyed or found some use of the images from my blog posts to date. The last two to three years have been somewhat of a challenge for my blog because of so many competing priorities for my time and maybe some lack of inspiration and focus. I believe that as I continue on my journey of this thing called life, I will still find some need and drive to share my images. My hope is that others will be inspired to do the same in one way or another. Thank you for visiting and supporting my endeavors... To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visit  LeftyImages.com My Blog:  Return to Blog Home Page      Wh

Final Cutoff...

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So many things have been happening in the past year and one of them was that the orchestra that the girls play in, the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra lost their conductor after he accepted a position in Seattle, Washington. If you have been following my blog you will know that the girls have made miniatures of many people. You can see a couple of them here of Ray Chen and TwoSet Violin . There are so many other amigurumi items that they have done through the years that you might as well scroll through and view what seems to be essentially a "catalog" of what they are capable of. This little one gets his own photoshoot and here are the faves... Standing in front of the orchestra when they performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. For some reason I really like this one too. With some of the music from this past year. To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visit  LeftyImages.com My B

Zoom-ing Along...

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I am sure that I am not alone in everyone talking about increased web meetings as well as trying to keep all of the ducks in a row. I am actually quite amazed that I am getting around to posting a couple of images this same week. This was from a visit to Chicago from a couple of years back and you can tell that it was during the "blue hour" over the Chicago River.  I believe this was an eight second exposure taken from the La Salle Street bridge. I hope things are Zoom-ing well for all of you! To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visit  LeftyImages.com My Blog:  Return to Blog Home Page      What's in my bag     Support me with Amazon Follow me here:   Facebook  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |   Flickr   |  Pinterest Keywords: Dusk, Cityscapes, River tour, Cruise, Architecture tour, Blue Hour

Blanket...

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Weather is supposed to be warming up this coming week and potentially hitting the 90s! I think it may be that I just have lost my routine or habit of posting regularly to my blog and there has been so much going on in the past two to three years that this really has not been a priority. Let us see if this can get things kicked off again.  Just one of the proud daddy moments when your daughter makes one of those huge (and heavy) blankets by crocheting the entire thing.  I hope you are able to grasp the amount of detail that is required to get something like this completed. Wishing everyone the best this coming week. Probably will not need anything like this in the near future! To send eCards and purchase selected images for yourself and others, visit  LeftyImages.com My Blog:  Return to Blog Home Page      What's in my bag     Support me with Amazon Follow me here:   Facebook  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |   Flickr