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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Uncomfortable, cool wet rain. And I’m realizing as I take a few foul weather shots that I don’t push myself to be uncomfortable anymore. I like nice days so I wait and I lose opportunities. Ones to learn and adapt and record others doing the same.

I realized this when I was sorting through a few hundred shots at Arlington National Cemetery. I’ve been there in every kind of weather. Many rainy mornings. And I don’t have one shot in the rain there. Yes, there are days I leave the camera in the car when visiting on sunny days but to miss an opportunity to have another perspective on the place and its environment is stupid.

So despite feeling like I’d like to stay dry I’m heading out to get a few foul weather shots.

Sunflowers in rain Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Maybe summer will start this coming week. This past one has fizzled out.
  • I look forward to weekends filled with nothing. This isn’t one of them.
  • I always liked the sports ticker that the Fox and ESPN networks used to run. Now I see what appears to be betting info like o/u which I guess is the over-under and these + and – numbers next to each team. I liked it better when they gave me just the game time and records maybe.
  • And then again I shouldn’t be wasting time in front of the idiot box to make the above observation irrelevant.

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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