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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Morning blast of energy. I was up well before sunrise today and decided to take a long walk. Easily put on several miles. Feels good to get some regular exercise again and it helps keep me in better shape. Building up my aerobic activities I hope adds to my years.

Blue Sands. Photo by Mike Hartley

I manage to do some shooting yesterday and got some fireworks shots and some of the storm moving across Maryland yesterday. Those will be shared later because my connection from my Nikon to the computer is broken. I’ve got to get a card reader to transfer photos now and see if that will work because I can’t afford the repair or a new camera body at this time.

I’m into color. Photo by Mike Hartley

I was thinking about participating in that Monochrome Madness post but I haven’t shot B&W since the 70s. Back then I had no choice, I couldn’t afford color film or processing. I could do B&W and had my own lab but color was out of reach.

But seeing images in B&W has kind of piqued my interest again. I think I’ll start to experiment with that again sometime this month and see if I can add to that mass of beautiful work by others.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I saw a quote on Leadership and it went – “The most important thing you do as a leader is how you take care of your people.” Unfortunately, that lesson hasn’t reached a lot of management from many conversations and experiences.
  • There are a few days a year I miss having a pool. But only a few.
  • Being off today I think I’ll incorporate a nap.
  • I hope to finish reading my first book this month today.

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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