Monday, August 14, 2017

aug 14 Sayonnara


Jerusalem - Michelle, Milt, Peyton, Mike, tony, Joani, Carol, Elaine, and Jim chimed in. . .



"Sayonnara"




Always a truly exciting shoot - King Richard's Faire! Adding to the fun was free admission and my new mirrorless camera!!! I was fortunate to be shooting along another Fujifilm owner who provided tips along the way. I was not about to get creative so I used the second slot in the camera as the back-up (this would prove to be my downfall later) and kept it on Aperture Priority. I had ample batteries (one in the camera and two others in my bag).

The setting was colorful with lots of activities go on all around me. This young lady was walking about with a bright red parasol which reflected through and onto her.

As is with all of the "actors" at the Faire, she was willing to stop and pose.

So, what happened? You'll have to wait until next week's blog to find out!

Where in the World?

Better get out the atlas as this year I will be featuring some of the more famous cities of the world! Here are some interesting facts about one of them. Just what city would I be visiting? 

    city is broken up into two distinct areas—Old City (also called Medina”), which houses the souks (or market area) and Modern City, which houses the commercial quarter (GuĂ©liz) and residential area (l’Hivernage) of the city.

often called the “Red City”, it requires sun protection and headgear all year long—even during winter. There are great summer events that you should not miss like its Arts Festival and Imilchil Marriage Feast.

should do here is the Maroc-Expe Rando Quad. Riding a quad bike or better yet, driving it on your own makes a great way to tour the city.

something more relaxed and low key, you should attend the La Maison Arabe Cooking Class Workshops.


Djemma El Fna, is the ancient square that lies at the heart of this city, and acts as a gathering point for locals, street performers—such as dancers, musicians, and snake charmers—as well as street food vendors.


A Word to the Wise. . .



Silence is often misinterpreted 
but never misquoted. 
            ~ unknown     

Murphy's Laws. . .

Ducharme's Precept:


Opportunity always knocks 
at the least opportune moment. . .



It's Cartoon Time. . .


Monday, August 7, 2017

Shoot Twenty-one - Simes House II



Lisbon - well done Milt, Tony, Joani, Carol, Michelle, Jim, and Elaine!!



"Simes Ghost of Present"




Back in the Simes House for a little photo fun! With little or no traffic on the upper level and low light, I had the perfect setting for some long exposures. Experimentation is the key here so having a digital camera was critical. I could look at my results and immediately know if I had the desired effect.

All it took was a twenty-second exposure with me standing there for about half of that time. About the fourth or fifth try and I got what I wanted. I did attempt to do this in other rooms but this one came out the best.


Where in the World?

Better get out the atlas as this year I will be featuring some of the more famous cities of the world! Here are some interesting facts about one of them. Just what city would I be visiting? 

The city is held sacred by people of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also referred to as the city of gold.

The Old City walls have been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

The Old City is also home to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

For the Muslims, the Noble Sanctuary (the same site as the Har Habayit) is extremely sacred.

the national museum, the largest museum in the country contains the ‘shrine of the book’, home to the Dead Sea scrolls.

This holy city is the capital city, and also its largest city in the country.


Gimme clue: the Western Wall and the Har Habayit are the two most important sites of Judaism. The Western Wall was built 2,000 years ago.




A Word to the Wise. . .

Wisdom is to live in the present, 
plan for the future 
and profit from the past.      

                      ~ unknown


Murphy's Laws. . .

Borstelmann's Rule:

If everything seems to be coming your way, 
you're probably in the wrong lane!



It's Cartoon Time. . .