Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Boy in Black & White

Since High School, I'd always had a passion for photography. After schooling, I particularly had a niche for black & white film photography. Larry got me a dark room and everything, but the dark room didn't last long because it came at a time when digital camera's were becoming more and more popular.

When we moved home I had it in mind that with Larry's 3D background and my Photography/Graphic Design, that we'd be able to build something with that. 10 years later, everyone is a photographer. There is software out that makes you a professional by simply clicking an auto filtering option. The competition went from photography content to software so it was an easy choice to break away from photography and graphic & design.

I still get requests to photograph a wedding, a family portrait, create a flyer, poster or company logo, but the love to do it as a career just isn't there because it's not something you need a certificate for anymore. You just need talent and I have seen some breath taking images shot from a phone by an amateur.

It doesn't stop me from doing it as a hobby.
It's still a passion.
The Boy today in Spring 2019.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The holidays

The difference between hail and snow is this.
  • Hail is a frozen raindrop.
  • Snow is a bunch of tiny ice particles that combine to make a snowflake.
So when that storm came a few weeks ago and the community said it snowed for the first time in a hundred years, it was hail.
Not snow.
Hail.



The holidays came and went with more yard work than I was use to. We pulled down a shed, we pulled down a fence and the lawns currently look immaculate. There is no one to rely on but ourselves. Ourselves being a handful sized few. These holidays preceded the last term of the school year, ushering in shades of the Christmas spirit. We have just over a week of work before labour weekend gives us a break again, then exam season a week after we get back from labour weekend.

 It's an exciting term for me because it means we are that much closer to a much needed break, but also an exciting term academically for high schoolers. I lived for exam season as a High School student and nerd.

Hub's learned how to ride her ripstick these holidays and he's not afraid of his motorbike anymore.




She's growing up too fast.
Soon she will be in exam season too, then she will leave me for the big wide world and Stiddy will move in because his 8 coconut sisters will be driving him bongos.