I bought a Canon 7D and it arrived today. After charging the battery I just had to go out and shoot some photos with it. Although my usual subject matter is the landscape or nature details, the local landscape is not very photogenic right now. We're between snow and the beginnings of green, in other words, brown. So I decided to go for something geometric that didn't depend on weather and went to the campus of Clarkson University where there is an interesting mix of architecture. As it turned out I did get a touch of green in some of the ivy on the science building. I ended up with 36 photos before I caved to the cold. It was only 20ºF here today with a 8-10 mph wind that made it feel much colder. There is a chance that it could go below zero in the North Country tonight.
"Man is a credulous animal and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief he will be satisfied with bad ones." Bertrand Russell
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (56 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
About the photos: They are all copyrighted. If you click them (most of them anyway) you will open a window with a larger version. If you want to capture it and use it on your computer desktop, that's okay but any other use, posting to other websites, etc. without express permission from me is prohibited. If you wish to share them with others, please give them the URL so that they can look at them here.