I spent the first half of this week down at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for a Soils Investigation class. I have get continuing education credits so I can maintain my Engineering license. I suspect that this will become gold in the next 10 years as everyone drops Engineering for something shiny, just like I did. It’s been beautiful weather and we’ve had a lot of great class time and some awesome field time, digging in the dirt.
I’m in London for work and managed to take a few photos walking around this weekend.
I managed to meet an old work colleague in London for a few drinks. It was strange but I only knew him for 4 months back 25 years ago, but we hit it off.
Sure Facebook helped reconnect us, but we’re both fathers now and have gotten older and perhaps a bit wiser.
We had several drinks, spoke of politics, life, old friends, and parenthood.
What’s been happening My personal status report since the last one.
Weight is down to 198 and holding Starting some light lifting, gawd I’m weak Started a new job last week Pick up a small wooden pinhole camera as a gift to myself Forgot the meditate Realized that my RicohGRD has something off in the sensor Cooked up a storm, everyone seems to like the food I’m making now Worked at the German Club’s Oktoberfest event.
This summer was over too quickly but it was a good one. Hope yours was the same.
This is a rant piece that aims to be somewhat informative, ideally. Right now there are so many “film” shooters selling courses or workshops on how to shoot film. The opine on how much better film is than digital, how it’s purer experience, etc. It just pisses me off and I figured it was high time that I share my 15+ years shooting print and slide film. As a disclaimer, I’m a 90% digital shooter now and I will explain why later in the rant piece.
I was in South Africa this past Thanksgiving and I’m just now getting around to writing my observations. Stella and I (sans kids) took a quick trip over there for a wedding, my first on that continent.
We took a nice 14+ hour flight to Johannesburg and spent most our time in that city. We made a small side trip to Bloemfontein to visit more family before heading back home at the end of November.