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November 5, 2015

Follow Through

Thursday. To bed at a decent hour, awake and up at six feeling pretty good, no thought to drive rather than walk to breakfast anyway and so off under a clear sky on a cold morning. A cold morning. We seem to have arrived at autumn well on our way to winter, finally, here in Oakland.

A picture on the way home. I'd first seen the woman in profile, but she turned to look at me just as I snapped the picture when space opened up between the passing cars. Liked the profile, which I missed. Like the one I got well enough, the look worth the effort.

The lady is glaring!

You kind of balance what I myself call rude behavior (taking without asking) against the result. Quite legal to take the picture, but it's also various degrees of rude, breaking unstated, but very real social prohibitions.

Later. A bus to Latham Square at eleven, taking a set of pictures (few, if any, workers about) and then catching a passing free Broadway bus to Grand, walking to the 7-11 look-alike for an ice cream bar and then on to the apartment house construction site. Pictures just after noon, now home to spend the afternoon in Lightroom and Photoshop. You take the pictures, you process the pictures and the day is done.

Later still. Twenty one photographs through Lightroom and Photoshop taking some two, two and a half hours. Which is about right. Maybe do another web section later, maybe not. A short period of dry mouth, probably due to that ice cream bar (chocolate covered, it doesn't seem to take much to kick it off), but nothing off the chart. Ran the Protime blood thinner test, getting a good result, and, well, it's pushing five, maybe think about what?

Evening. There's an Elementary this evening at ten, the first episode in a new season, but I'm thinking ten is too late and I can watch it on the tablet tomorrow morning. Be interesting to see if I follow through and do get to bed, lights out before ten.

To watch it on the tablet.

As I said, be interesting to see if I follow through.

The photo up top was taken at the Dias de los Muertos celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.