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October 6, 2016

Early Again

Thursday. Not a bad night's sleep, I'd say. What I remember of it. Awake at ten to six, just in time to listen to the five minute KPFA news short before Democracy Now starts at six. Good, we're up and running. Feel good. A walk in the dark, but under a clear sky, to breakfast. The plain waffle with sliced strawberries and bananas this morning, as we were up to one fifty-one on the scale this morning.

Home now to edit yesterday's somewhat brief entry before posting. Brief makes for fewer errors and less editing which, in my case, is good. No complaints. Bright sun out there now, we'll see what we can put together for the rest of the day. I should do laundry, but won't. Pretty sure I won't, even though I have a package arriving and need/want to be here at least through the morning in case it comes.

Seems like the same slothful you, this Thursday, I'd say.

As I said: no complaints, nice day.

Later. Ran some prints of the two portraits I'd taken yesterday (with the problem lighting) after working on them with an updated copy of Portrait Professional, a program I've experimented with in the past. Haven't used it in some time, it wasn't even loaded on the computer, but downloaded an updated version and discovered the update was much better than the old version I'd discarded. Useful, even. So good. We'll keep it. The images still have the light/shadow issue, but better after processing.

That, I'm afraid, in addition to the tablet and television, has been the afternoon. The package arrived not long after twelve (good), but haven't been out for a walk since breakfast. No urge to go.

Evening. Watched Democracy Now for its coverage of the climate change aspects of hurricane Matthew and its lack of mention in the press, checked the eight o'clock episode of Vera, although I had trouble making out the story line through their accents and finally bailed before it had finished. To bed reasonably early again.

The photo up top was taken at the Folsom Street Fest with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.