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Focus

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What should I focus on this week? Actually a lot of the week is booked. Celebrate my better half’s birthday and my father in-laws birthday. There is also a trip to the doctors for a physical thrown in for good measure and of course a full week of work. That stuff takes focus. Like having to fast for 12 hours before the physical and drink lots of water. I’m good at neither of those things, so the physical is already a pain.

Lets Focus
Photo by Mike Hartley

So lets see what else I can focus on. Well the Terps play Monday for the Big 10 conference lead. I could focus on staying warm the next few days with real feel temps near 0. I could focus on personal grooming. I have to buy a new beard trimmer being the old one finally died and I could use a haircut.

Well that is the regular stuff, what can I focus on this week to further this artistic endeavor. I think I’ll take that gift card from Xmas to Clarks and get some new Dremel bits tomorrow. Monday I’ll try to capture some images that say “COLD”. I’m going to read a few more chapters of the book I started last week. I hear there is a blood moon on Sunday night, maybe I’ll try to grab a shot or two.

I’m going to take a different subject or image each day and just do a series of shots and see if I can pull something fresh together. Like tonight, I’m just messing around in the basement shooting 3 different tripods I have. I’ll try to post that tomorrow. This has a two-fold purpose. Now that I’ve pulled them out its time to make use of them. I’m what you call a lazy photographer and I hope to change that. Plus this old body complains if I hold that heavy Nikon and zoom up for extended periods. But it doesn’t remind me till it’s too late.

I’ve got to start building my stock images of things so I can illustrate more what I’m rambling on about. I’m sitting here going back and forth setting up shots and finishing this piece. So I better stop this so I can try to do at least one right.


Random Thoughts of the Day

My handy-dandy tool man son in-law saved me much pain and aggravation replacing the kitchen faucet today. Many thanks.

I’m of the mind to. Whoops there goes another great idea.

I believe as I get older, that if I work harder and try to stay sharp that I’ll enjoy my senior years more, when I get there of course.

To laugh or not to laugh. That’s not even a question.

A wise man once said “make it work for you.”  That was some wise advice.

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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