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May 27, 2015

Coming Year

Wednesday. To bed and to sleep early resulting in what I'm guessing was a good night's sleep insofar as we're able to judge such things anymore. Wide awake half an hour before the alarm to get up and off to breakfast on another overcast, but not so overly cool, morning. Breakfast, the papers and a walk back to the apartment to wrestle with yesterday's entry before attempting to catch up with all of the things we're had on hold while working on the Carnaval photographs. Busy. Best to be busy, you'd think.

Later. No dice in attempting a nap and so a bus downtown at noon to take a look at the Latham Square Broadway construction project where it looked as if they'd been making progress and, as yesterday, most of the activity was in the resurfacing of 17th Street between Telegraph and Broadway than on Broadway itself. And so some pictures including from the Rotunda building windows before walking on to pick up a prescription refill at the pharmacy and to thereby miss the return bus by two minutes.

Wasn't hungry, no urge to look for a table in the City Center during a crowded lunch hour and so a walk back to the apartment, stopping briefly at the apartment house construction site to take the usual set of pictures. There does seem a certain predictability to my days.

Are we struggling with boredom?

I don't often think of myself as getting bored, but sitting here after all the walking, I'm more thinking of lying down and putting off futzing with the photographs until my back muscles settle down than thinking about being bored.

Evening. Processing photographs and watching movies, two movies arriving on DVD, one yesterday and one today. Haven't bought a movie on DVD in well over a year (I don't think), probably won't buy another one in well over another year or watch either of these two again. Maybe I'll have to revisit this “boredom” question.

At least you haven't been looking at any new camera gear.

Nikon has another lens in the works for this coming year.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco 2015 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.