While I've been away

So it’s been a while. And as much as I hate winter, I can’t wait for summer to be over. It’s been oppressively hot. But the elephant in the room is the fact that in six weeks time my children lost three grandparents. That’s an awkward sentence, I know, but it’s still pretty awkward to talk about.

My family will always come first, but for the first time in my adult life, photography has taken a back seat. In fact, it’s in the observation car of the train we call life.

I took one pinhole camera photo over the summer. It was average. My last reconstruction was in late June. I have not touched a digital SLR until two weeks ago, for a real job.

I gave my daughter my Canon G9 to take to the UK this fall as she attends the University of Sussex on a semester of study abroad. If you follow this blog, you’ll know it was my go-to camera.

And I got an iPhone. And it has a camera and video built in. And there are these things called apps. Brave new world for Pixellarry.

So in this report there are two photos. The top one is a whacky tone job on a picture I made Friday night at a high school football game. The other is one I took on my phone of the exterior of my outdoor patio. Filter applied through Instragram. And just for fun, I’ve started posting some images there, under pixellarry.

Neither photo is the kind of thing I usually shoot. Go figure.