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September 25, 2013

Portsmouth, Ohio

We took a drive "around the block" and enjoyed the warm afternoon sun in Portsmouth.  The light is long and lingering in the fall evenings there, giving nice shadow definitions to the structures.  I often wonder if the people who live there notice this effect.   There is one area where the power poles are the older T-type that have several cross bars on them for multiple lines (like you see beside railroads) and these tees will case nice cross shadows on many of the buildings, making for some great portraiture backdrops if only in an area without so much traffic.  We discovered this building in a quiet area near the historic district, I love how the old building still seems relevant and up-to-date.

 "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear. For example, you have
frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this room." 

"Frequently."

"How often?"

"Well, some hundreds of times."

"Then how many are there?"

"How many? I don't know."

"Quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now,
I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed.

 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes