ONE CAMERA, ONE LENS, A WIDE PERSPECTIVE

When I closed down this blog last December, I had no intention of returning because I needed to focus on photography and cut any time-intensive activity that interfered with that focus. Since that time, I’ve made some realignments. Of course, it’s not where I want to be but the important point is that I implemented an agenda. I’m back.

I’ve also made adjustments in the blog’s name and focus. In addition to photography, there will be notes on subjects that might help us all to cope with the stress created by these gangsters and grifters that are running the United States government.

This is a photograph of the inside of the church at Mission San Juan Bautista was taken while serving as a chaperone during my granddaughter’s class trip. I used what is now considered a “vintage” digital camera…more about that later. 

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The Hard Work Project?

Phones pressed to their faces; laptops swinging at their sides; bags and jackets emblazoned with company logos; San Francisco’s population appears to entirely consist of young tech workers. Tech work is hard, but I often wonder how many have ever had the experience of doing the hard physical work I experienced in my youth. In my 20s, I developed a hernia from heavy lifting. In my 30s, I shoveled so much snow, I had to see a doctor for extreme upper body pain. I had a 9 to 5 desk job, but I always seemed to engage in some type of manual labor.

As a teenager, I mowed lawns; cut weeds; carried rocks, dug ditches, unloaded trucks; and even worked on a farm. With all this going on, my parents didn’t slack up on domestic chores. By the time my brothers and I graduated from high school, we could out-cook, out-sew, and out-clean Martha Stewart! Here’s a picture of my brother doing his chores. And it has served him well. Today, Steve is a master dishwasher. 🙂

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Considering that San Francisco’s young tech workers will contribute to the development of even more robots that will replace even more workers that do manual labor, I thought I could expand on the subject through the many photographs I’ve already taken. It’s a possible project. 📸

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Pissed Off

Because my office overlooks San Francisco City Hall, I’ve seen my share of; participated in; and even photographed, scores of demonstrations on every conceivable political issue. As I exited the office this evening, I ran into this demonstration.

I’m not going comment on Brett Kavanaugh and the rest of his anti-human brethren. It does give me hope, in a distracted world, that there are still people who think critically and become outraged to protest and organize. Trump, Kavanaugh, Weinstein, and company have really pissed off a lot of women…to the core. I could feel the righteous indignation like no other demonstration I have experienced.

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