Looking for my Shot - Episode 002
I think I uploaded an .m4a file last week instead of an .mp3 file. This should fix it.
The striking thing about these two buildings is the color contrast. A green building next door to a fuschia one. And the fuschia building has a door that is kind of aqua-blue. I suspect that the two business owners didn’t get together on color scheme.
I’ve been to historic buildings that are surrounded by scaffolding because they are being rennovated. I noticed that quite a bit when I was in Scotland looking at various castles, and I have seen pictures of scaffolding on buildings like the Washington Monument. This rennovation caught my eye in a small town. Small town, small project. I like patterns in brick buildings anyway.
I love alleys. This must ba a loading dock for a business. It’s been kept up pretty well, but the contrast of the blue door and other accents really made me notice it.
A tire swing! Kids today still have some of the joys we enjoyed in my childhood days. Pretty elaborate rope system, too. Just may have been installed without much adult supervision/intervention. This would never fly on an official playground these days.
This shot shows the typical kind of decay seen in small towns around here. In past days, I can imagine townies sitting on the wooden window seat, kibbutzing about whatever. They business just down the street has provided more modern and more comfy seating, along with a nicer presentation of the front door. Probably those windows aren’t all cracked like these are.
Downtown Brownsburg 1
Bread and butter brick wall.
Downtown Brownsburg 2 Domino’s storefront. Dusty from construction. Old ironwork.
Downtown Brownsburg 3
Bread and butter brick wall. Phone installation. Parking lot.
Downtown Brownsburg 4
Bare Necessities storefront. Come here to purchase formal attire.
Downtown Brownsburg 5
Bread and butter brick wall. Picnic area.
Many people seem to think that elections are the cause of things, rather than being the result of many other causes.
NPR is asking if Netanyahu’s election will push Israel to the right. I’d be asking why he was elected, instead.
Elections don’t push; they are pulled.
I was reading today about the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman. I know many people try to use that story as a takeoff for their thoughts on evangelism. I’m not going to do that.
Except for one thing:
I think the main point to be made about Jesus’s manner with the woman was that he presented himself in need of her, not the other way round. He was thirsty and he had no way to draw water, so he asked for her help.
We usually go about our evangelistic efforts the other way round. We are proud of what we have to offer the poor people to whom we take the gospel. We don’t need them. They need us.
In the end, Jesus was both a giver and a receiver, but he started out as a receiver.
Christians are called upon to be alert. With God or neighbour our relation is with a Person; the Church, for all her outward organization, is a vessel in which we find a Person, too. The vessel of the State contains, actually, a bottomless nothing.
Our contemporaries are bewildered by these. They think that Christ has called us to advance His Kingdom by political means; or that good resides in the empty vessel. This is spilt religion; the wine poured, as it were, into the wrong jar, and lost, immortally. That which is owed to Christ — a life — is instead paid into the emptiness.
Looking for My Shot, Episode 1
WRG 4 (This is the one that made it to Explore in Flickr.)
What a frustrating start of the season for the Red Sox! It seems almost inhuman to make a team that played almost to the end of October start with an 11-game road trip on the west coast with no days off. I think the schedulers are Yankee fans, but NYY has troubles of its own.
There is no bad light. There is spectacular light and difficult light. It’s up to you to use the light you have. It won’t always be spectacular and sometimes you may not get much light at all. Use whatever light you find. It may not be inspiring or wonderful. You work with the hand you’re dealt.
— Jay Maisel
I used to be big into 500px and I listened to the podcast where the head honcho critiqued the photos of contributors. Only nearly every photo he said it needed to be shot at a different time of day.
It must be nice to have the leisure to shoot only at the perfect times of day and on the perfect days. I don’t have that. I like Maisel’s approach better.
After the last round of updates, my watch stopped unlocking my Mac. Tried a lot of things, but the thing that fixed it was to reboot the watch. Should have thought of that a couple days sooner. Apple stuff working so well has made my troubleshooting mind sluggish.