Thursday, December 5, 2013

Yes, thank you, Ginger, I'm still alive

I never thought I'd come back to this place again...except I know that whenever I say never, God is sure to overturn my obstinancy. 

But when Ginger emailed me and all the other Friday Hometown Shooters last week...it was a reunion I could not refuse.  I am fortunate, in retirement, to be so busy with a life full of people and projects, that I can't say I will get back to the old blogging frequency and creativity.   I'm not even  sure these days where Bagman and Butler are.  I think Bagman is in Amsterdam and the last I heard Butler was attending a chef school in the South of France. 

But I am going to post a couple of pictures for tomorrow's shoot.  The theme is a problem for me.  Rush hour.  Since I no longer comute to work, I don't remember what rush hour is, let alone have any pictures of it.  

But I do have a couple of pictures of "rushing"....or experiencing a "rush" of adrenalin.  I guess these will have to do.




 


 
 
 Mostly I can't wait to see what all my other old friends come up with...it has been along time, but the Blogspot Community is like family -- you can be gone for years and when you come back, it's just like you never left.
 

 

21 comments:

  1. Dear Mark, Sir. I am glad to see your post. I have completed my classes on flambe' and formal sardine plate arrangements and would be glad to rejoin you, if you would like my assistance. Sincerely, Butler.

    PS: Last I heard, Bagman was in an Algerian prison. But you know, sir, that he almost always finds a way out of his predicaments.

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    1. GOD! how good to see you here, These are perfect shots, of course, and because I have no clue what photos I will use I sure can't complain. Sounds like Butler is missing the FSO or in the least working with you. Would be a shame if your creative side was always and forever ignored. I don't know how you managed to post - I was publishing and reverting to draft the blog and reinserting the link-up into the template, trying to get it to work - and all of a sudden there you were. so we are up and running just the way it is.... hugs from Houston.

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  2. Did not know I missed you that much...BUT I did think about you just a few days ago. I have long ago accepted that bloggers come and bloggers go and have lives unlike mine.

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  3. These are great examples for the theme. Thank you so much for participating and coming back. Greetings!

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  4. Although I have not emailed you (isn't it your turn anyway?), I have certainly missed your posts and am glad to see that you are, indeed, still alive!
    Your pictures show "rush" very well, I think. They are amazing, and I am not sure whether I like the humming bird or the dog better.

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  5. Terrific to see you again, Mark, and good to see Butler is spreading his wings. Hopefully both he and Bagman will come back to you soon. I can't imagine you without their creative input. I wonder how little Miss Kay is, how she must have grown. Love the rushing birds shot!

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  6. Oh my that bird feeder capture is just stunning!!

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  7. How wonderful to see your blog header again and get to enjoy your wit. B&B will be back, after all look at your header. Can't have one without the other. Like you my first thought was traffic rush hour but Ginger gave me a different slant. So glad things are going good.
    Peggy

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  8. Hi Mark! So fun to be back in this again, eh? I was on the slacker-email-list too! Whatever Ginger wants, I'll do:)

    The hummingbirds are awesome and hilarious. One bird, right? Cuz, if not, there was a mighty trainwreck a split second later.

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    1. Yep. One bird. Several fast exposures Photoshopped together.

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  9. Such a great shot of the humming birds. Mine come one at a time and get a split second to dip their beaks before another one buzzes him away.

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    1. Yes, the hummingbird was tricky (and lucky)...set up the tripod at the livingroom window and set camera for a quick burst of exposures. Whenever I saw a bird approaching, I'd hit the trigger. I deleted twenty or more attempts before Photoshopping this set into one picture.

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  10. where have you been? I went on a trip to launch my 3 books, and when I came back, I didn't feel like to blog. I started again. Glad u are back the same time as I did.

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    1. Hi, Ann. Congratulations on your three books. Wow! As for me, I just needed more time and blogging had become a stressful chore. So I took a break from it. I'm sort of back but will probably be a much more infrequent blogger. I need to keep the world of the Internet in perspective with real life.

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    2. there you go with the real life thing again, we are real.....

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  11. So happy to see signs of life, my soul friend.

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  12. Welcome back Mark! I was also surprised by Ginger V's e-mail, and I hope to return to the shootout!

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  13. So glad to see you post again. Beautiful humming bird photo. They are so hard to capture! I hope you find time to check in now and then.

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  14. Welcome back .. you are right about the blogging community. It was nice to see your (not forgotten) blog pop up in my reader.

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