Yeah, I apologize to all 48 of you

I’ve been away from my site, and for that I apologize, to all 48 (unique page views on of you this month. I’ve been over at this site. Posting pictures on my Flickr account. I’m slightly addicted. There is a plenty of good photography though to be found so I recommend you check it out. They do have free accounts so, join up and share your photos!

Everything is good here. Rhen has his last swim lesson tomorrow. C. and I are excited about it. I’m hoping he receives a certificate showing his proficiency in the “Shrimp and Kippers” swim course. Actually, Rhen isn’t interested in water, at all. He’s more about the toys.

I have the weekend off and for this I’m very happy.

Touch the Sky

Yesterday I participated in the Flickr group, SEE THE SKY ON THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER 2005. The idea was to shoot one picture of the sky (only sky) and tag it with city, state, country, time you took the photo and post it to Flickr. It’s interesting to point your lens toward the sky and think, “All I’m gonna do is take a picture of the sky.” I found it satisfying and enjoyable talking to people from around the world who all looked upward at least once during the day.

Cooler Weather

Okay, I have a serious Flickr problem. Wake up. Drink coffee and go for walk. Bring camera because you just never know when you willl need a picture (when I say “you”, I mean “I”)! Everything is a little piece of art waiting to be photographed. Actually I just want to be showcased in the “Interestingness” portion of the site and then I will give up this sick disease. Flickritis. In fact last night, I actually found someone I know on Flickr. Just randomly searching the recently uploaded. You see, I spend way too much time on it.

Today we have swim lessons and then–shopping? Later tonight C. and I are going out for dinner. Rhen will be babysat by my parents. Looks to be a great weekend.

Photo Credit

During my sister’s visit I was asked who exactly took the photo of Rhen’s Life Aquatic. Generally I’m quick to claim content on my blog although in my mind I already had doubts. I decided to be stubborn and claim ownership for the rest of the night until I could take a look at the photoset in iPhoto. I knew by my sister’s face her mind was made up about who exactly took that photo, but still I had to see the set. Seriously, when you take as many photos of your kid as we do, you honestly forget who took the photo.

Upon seeing the set I quickly realized it was Christi’s work. First of all I had no recollection of the series and the style definitely was not mine. Christi has actual training. She has a degree in photojournalism. I have a degree in history and was taught by her. It makes all the difference. I tend to force the composition because I’m always looking for content. It is one of the downsides of publishing daily. Christi, unfettered by a blog, is patient and knows the shot will eventually come. Maybe not today or this tomorrow, but like hunting deer in the woods, it will eventually wander by, unbeknownst to an amateur like myself.

So once again, my wife, takes another great shot for my blog. Thanks honey.