46,230 in 2016 – what do I have?

46,230 in 2016 – what do I have?

hali in mid joy, cold january morn – ~1/16 @ HH, durhamtown

happy times. sad times. esoteric art shots.
… and lots and lots of sky/cloud/sunset/sunrise pics

Think this year will be any different?

of shadows and light, one of too many – ~1/16 @ HH, durhamtown

I’ve been less focused this year in my pursuit of ‘making art’ – either as a way to not have to work at getting better, or laziness, or convenience. Somewhat surprisingly I’ve had an unbiased opinion shared that I have some skill, and others have been pleased with my work.

can we construct a better future? – ~1/16 @ Durham Central Park, durhamtown

I need to focus and work and get some better skills at the people photos – a lovely sky & clouds, I’m solid. Oddness in the real world, zig zag shadows over metal steps – got it. Sassy red Soul with frost or raindrops – done!

sunset and friends, fun outings but in need of portraiture work – ~1/16 @ West Point Eno, durhamtown

There’s been a bit of confidence  baking into my life. Pretty sure it’s either the anxiety meds working, or a lack of ability to embrace that. Also, the in-my-face examples of just not very good, but in charge, is helpful in my self-esteem/extra-apathy.

2016 was all sorts of everything – the ups the downs, the joy and happiness sadly balanced by shit.
I had a lot of fun, had lots of good adventures (hello KEXP!!) and I’m pretty sure 2017 will be a year to remember when the 52 weeks pass by…

home in the snow – ~1/16 @ HH, durhamtown

I have images and memories – sort-able by date and camera, exposure and flash performance.
I can share – badly – memories and images. I hardly figure out how to talk and speak and LISTEN to others when it comes to the pictures I make/have/share.
I think it might be the stoic historian role I want to play – ‘here, a picture of someone we’ve lost – feel as you may, as you want; I only offer this quasi-inanimate object as a function of my breathing/being’ – picture man? sadness man? (yes, there are happy things I share – often – I know I bring joy, but I worry a lot about how I may bring sadness, accidentally, inadvertently – but I have no words or actions to offer (a consoling hug, a caring shoulder and ear) – and I’ve done this for so many years…)

even as it goes by so damn quickly, I look for something to make me smile – ~1/16, durhamtown

Forty-six thousand photos – that’s a lot.
thankfully I’ve handled/tagged/processed a good dozen or three of them!!

Major contrast – ~1/16 @ CCB Plaza, durhamtown

Stand your ground, hold your head up, choose willpower, keep focus on the truly important things in your life. Guess those are my ‘ideals’ for the upcoming 12 months of Scott’s Life, version … er, 29? Should make a list.

um, just stupid cute, spoke to my hear – ~1/16 @ 6F, durhamtown

Hey – thanks for reading/scanning this.
every year it seems I’m gonna do more of this – and you know what, I just may accomplish it this year. Part of the ‘take action’ ethic.

Ciao mi amigos,

:: s :: | vivere militare est |

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”

//10:02a + 2Jan17 = Monday morn || kettle whistle & rain drops//