JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 09.22.18

Visual Week In Review_092218

Ah, the first day of Fall today here in New Jersey.

Pains me a little to say that since it means Summer is firmly in the rearview now.

And just around the bend, still a speck in the distance, is that time of the year that seems to take forever, as winter

But, the days march on. You get what you get and you don’t get upset, as we used to tell the kids when they would complain about not getting the snack they wanted. Not sense crying over something you can’t control, like the passing of days or the weather.

Find the good.

I read a few things this week that stressed how photography helped some folks be in the moment rather than distracted from the moment. Yes, having the camera or the phone in our pocket can perhaps make us be too involved with that.

But for me, it does help me stay in the moment, and remember seconds, days, events, better.

It was beautiful last Sunday and the family took a hike in a local park. I left my main cameras behind (forgot them in the rush to get out the door, to be honest) but had my phone. And I captured some nice ones of the kids and the landscape and Leslie and Bo.

Put me in the moment. I like that. The journey is the destination, as Dan Eldon said.

So, I’ll take what the calendar gives me and I won’t complain.

Too loudly, at least.

(Oh, and happy first day of Spring to my friends south the equator!)

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Speaking of being in the moment, we have plenty of spots open for the Worldwide Photowalk in Allentown, N (not PA!) that will happen October 6. More information here.

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This Week’s Links:

What I Read This Week: Started my Fall Reading List off with Some Die Nameless by local NJ writer Wallace Stroby.

What I Watched This Week: Mean Streets by Martin Scorsese

And also: Gregory Crewdson / Brief Encounters

What I Listened To This Week: Jolene by Dolly Parton. Can’t get enough of this song.

Whatever happened to Steve Perry, the lead singer from Journey? This.

Speaking of weather..recording the monsoons.

Meg White, drummer.

“A good photograph will prove to the viewer how little our eyes permit us to see. Most people, really, don’t see—see only what they have always seen and what they expect to see—where a photographer, if he’s good, will see everything and better if he sees things he doesn’t expect to see.” ~ Leon Levinstein

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