Free Spirit

In The Yard – ITY71
Midday, Dandelion, Macro

It has been a long week. Saturday is here and I am going to enjoy the weekend.

I should be finalizing my packing for a trip to Florida this morning but those plans had to change. My youngest cat, Dunkin, wasn’t feeling well earlier this week. He basically didn’t eat for four days. The vet couldn’t find any problems and she gave him some fluids on Wednesday. Friday evening I think he final passed what was causing him discomfort (I think he might have ate something). Anyway, late Thursday I decided to postpone the trip. It figures he would turn the corner for the better after I made that decision… 🙂

I’m glad he is feeling better and eating normally again. I can now plan my do-over trip.

I also started working different hours this week. The company wanted to have engineering coverage at the end of third shift and the beginning of second. I’m always up early and quickly volunteered to come in at 5am. Being able to get out of work at 1:30pm now that the weather is improving… hell yeah, sign me up! I’m not sure how long this will last as the first week didn’t show a “need”, at least not as great as I think the company believes. We’ll see, I’ll stay on this ride as long as they let me.

So, coming home Friday afternoon I noticed quite a few dandelions in the yard. I couldn’t resist those white puff balls. I crawled around in the grass capturing their good (and bad) sides. I really liked this pair…

Free Spirit
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Life… 1, 2, 3

In The Yard – ITY70
Monochrome, Midday, Macro

Life 1
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/250s, f/2.8, ISO 200
Life 2
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200
Life 3
Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Holding On… Again

In The Yard, Squared

Something interesting happened yesterday. When I woke I found one of my images had been selected for Explore on flickr. This happens once in a while, either an algorithm or an individual selects an image to be highlighted in the Explore section on the flickr site. I’m not sure how the image is selected but when it happens it does draw extra attention. I won’t lie, it feels good when it happens, but it is not something I aim to achieve.

The interesting part for me is the image that was selected is from 2018. Which to me indicates an algorithm is at work when selecting for Explore. That’s OK. It doesn’t lessen the exposure of the image nor anyone’s enjoyment of it. What I like about it is based on the image selected, a dandelion! One of my “weed” images, ha! 🙂

The whole event did get me thinking about the image and that brought out the following…

Burdens of old thoughts
Memories, links in the chain
The past has a weight

Today, this moment
Realization emerges
A future revealed

Tomorrow shines bright
New journeys free the spirit
Stop your holding on
Holding On
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 40mm, f/4, ISO 400

Daisy Blues

In The Yard – ITY69
Squared – SQ144

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Daisy Blues

Daisy Blues
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/60s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Looking for Love

In The Yard – ITY68

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Looking for Love

Looking for Love
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Open

Squared – SQ143
In The Yard – ITY67

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Open

Open
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 100

 

Head Shot

In The Yard – ITY65
Dandelion

  

MLCreations Photography: Monochrome &emdash; Head Shot

Head Shot
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200