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Hey, where did my ride go

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Could someone call me an Uber or Lyft. My season is over and I need to be stored away properly.

Just an old friend in need of a ride. Photo by Mike Hartley

Sorry about the absence again but made some good progress on a few projects. Especially the one where I finally got my Arlington National Cemetery photos printed, well most of them till I ran out of paper. I have 237 4×6 prints covering one of my office walls now. I should have picked a bigger wall.

Actually, I put them up to really get some friends and family opinions on what were the best ones to fine-tune and make larger prints for framing. I’ve found it really helps to get others’ opinions. But being out of paper and I have more images to print, I guess I’ll clear some space on another wall for the overflow.

At least I covered up all those pushpin holes. Photo by Mike Hartley

As I’ve been working on this the last couple of days I’ve had some different thoughts than when I first started out. First was there is a lot more in this wonderful place to capture. I probably haven’t scratched the surface.

I’d love to shoot more people but I have a great deal of respect for those who have loved ones here. And I believe that would be an invasion of privacy. I’ve seen a lot of those pictures. They are real and moving and I still don’t want to do it. I’ll shoot people from the back from a distance but I know how I feel when I’m at my parent’s grave and those tour buses roll around. I just keep my back to it. This is my private time and I’m guessing a great number of people feel that way.

I’ve discovered I have pretty good seasonal coverage except for the winter snow. So I’m going to have to make a trip this winter when we get a bit and see what snow transforms the place into. There are also some fairly good images with my old digital and I mean OLD so I might go back with the Nikon when I’m able to hold that cinder block again.

I also think that now that I have an abundance of 4×6 prints I’ll start cutting them into a photo collage as a future project. But first I’ve got to order some more paper and maybe ink while I’m at it and finish the last 40-50 images.

But I also have a few personal favorites that I know I want to frame, so I’ll get started on the larger prints today.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The treadmill and I are becoming friends.
  • In regard to the weather forecast. I won’t be going outside on Tuesday.
  • There is a booster shot in my near future.
  • I feel like I’m starting to get my priorities right. With a few exceptions.

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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