A Photo a Week Challenge: Open

Nancy Merrill has a photo challenge that she posts every Monday. This week, she posted a lovely image of a blooming tulip (link), thus the “open” challenge. I dug through my folders to find something open, and came up with a panoramic that I shot with my Sony HX-80. I think that the vastness of Crater Lake qualifies as being “open.”

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Who Else Likes Rust? Rustic History at Joshua Tree National Park

When I was in the photography class earlier in the spring, fellow students would message me during the Zoom class about a recurring theme in my images. I’m an engineer by profession, and I seem to have an affinity for nuts, bolts, machinery, and other metallic rusty stuff.

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Snapshots of Joshua Tree National Park

In early April, 2021, I had the opportunity to take a long weekend and visited Joshua Tree National Park in California. The warmer weather was a welcome relief from the rains in Indiana. Below are a few snapshots from my Sony HX-80 point and shoot camera. It shoots only in a JPG format so I didn’t spend a lot of time editing.

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Fully Vaccinated. Now What?

Just a quick note to anyone reading: Yesterday I got my second vaccination for the COVID-19 virus.

It was the Pfizer version of the virus, and with both injections the short-term side effects were mild for me. I felt really tired, but no other complaints beyond that. Caution: Ranting follows. Continue reading at your discretion.

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