A Short 2021 Reflection

This year has been tough and for many just terrible. Everyone has been impacted in one way or another. So much has happened and it’s hard to keep up with it. Just ask our friends and neighbors how life has changed. COVID and all that goes with it have worn on us all and taken the lives of so many. Cultural and political upheaval are changing life in our neighborhoods and the world.

My friends, there have been so many other things that have challenged us and I am thinking we are just trying to survive and hope one day to thrive again. In the coming year be good to yourself, your friends, your community because we need 2022 to be better than the previous two years.

New Phone, Who Dis? #TeamPixel 5a With 5G

We have been Team Pixel for years. I have owned the Google Pixel 1, 2, 3a and now the 5a with 5G. I think these are terrific phones that won’t break your bank. Even the Pixel 6 is priced well for both versions.

Android is a great phone OS with a lot of features including a rock-solid camera and the ability to use all of the Google products such as Drive and Photos at your fingertips. I am impressed with the 5a so far and look forward to capturing and sharing my world and sharing it with you with this new phone.

If you haven’t heard of Google Fi which is their mobile phone service, check it out, The pricing and features are really good.

Creative Upgrade, A New To Me DSLR Camera

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My mom gave this Sony DSLR camera that belonged to my dad after he passed away. I will be hopefully taking my creativity to the next level. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting some Wordless Wednesday’s featuring pictures my dad took with this camera. Also, I will be taking my own pictures and posting them.

It’s going to be a great deal of fun to have a creative workflow involving this camera along with my Google Pixel 3a. Windows 10 has some applications already on board so I can import and edit pictures from this camera. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do video so I will try to find a solution to that so I can get into that a little.

7 Days – 7 Photos Of Everyday Life

My friend John Walker challenged me on Facebook to do this 7 days – 7 photos of everyday life. No explanation, all black and white. Any one of you is welcome to do the same. I believe I can rise to the occasion.

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This is day number 1.

Photo Challenge: Weathered

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It takes a change of conditions to make things weathered. Rain, snow, wind, cold, hail, heat all things that can alter the way things look. Buildings and humans are both impacted and can become weathered, tired and ready for something new.

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