December Notes

Pardon the hiatus in these entries.  November has been a busy month, what with the sale of our house in Western MD (Hooray!) and our daughter's wedding (Congrats, Emily and Tomás!) in Chicago.  But now we've settled back into our routine in beautiful metropolitan Bivalve, which means I'm able to think about photography again and try out my new (to me) Olympus E-M1.

This is the old model E-M1, available now used for a bargain price now that the new model has come out.  I was on the pre-order waiting list for the new one until some bills came up (see wedding above) and I needed a camera that was relatively inexpensive anyway, to use when I'm photographing from my kayak, so the previous-generation E-M1 fills the bill nicely--cheapish, weather sealed, good grip so it stays in my hand instead of falling into the river.  The only issue I've found so far with it is that the shutter is much more of a hair-trigger affair than on my E-M5 II.  I set it up for back-button autofocus, because I found that half-press shutter button focusing was nearly impossible with my big, clumsy hands.

In gallery notes, a print of my image "Not A Duck" is currently in the Small Wonders show at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis.  Pemberton Park here in Wicomico County has a large number of nest boxes set out to attract wood ducks.  As the image shows, however, the boxes sometimes house other residents.

 

Not A Duck

Not A Duck

In Ocean City, "Rudder 2" is on display at the Chamber of Commerce.  At the Art League's 94th Street gallery,  "1959," my shot of a '59 Ford--incidentally the make and model I learned to drive on--is in the Members Juried Show, and "Morning Moon" is in the Best of 2016 show.

1959

1959