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A beautiful start to the day

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The sun is out and I will be also shortly. I’m either going to fill up a memory card or expend a few batteries today on the photo equipment in hopes of getting some good work to display and learn a few things as I practice. Today I’m not going to use the auto-focus. For us old people with failing eyesight auto-focus is sometimes a savior. But I’m finding more often I get caught the spot of focus not being what I want when the shot appears. I’ve missed shots flipping back and forth. So today I think I’ll go back to old school and keep my fingers on that focus ring.

Hoping to catch many beautiful sights today.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Hoping to catch many beautiful sights today.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I love living in Central Maryland. So many destinations to choose from and all a short drive away. I slept in this morning and missed the balloon launch at Turf Valley for the Preakness celebration. Not mad about that at all because I spent a late night with one of my best friends the night before. Time very well spent.


Random Thoughts for Friday morning May 20th 2016

  • How did it get to be May 20th already?
  • When you answer the door and father time is standing there it’s not going to be a good day.
  • Staying in touch often makes family and friendships stronger.
  • My goal today is to feel as good or better at the end of the day as I do now. Now keep in mind, that is a lofty goal.
  • This will be known as the summer of the mosquitoes.
  • You know when you get an email or text or call from your children, it’s a great day. Seeing them is a glorious day. This is true if your children are at home or out on their own.
  • I got to get away from this computer so I can go take photos that I then will rush back to the computer to edit. It’s a vicious cycle and I like it.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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