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July 20, 2013

Recently a good friend gave me this wonderful book by Annie Leibovitz.  I've had this book on my wish list for many years now and was so happy to receive it.  A Photographer's Life is a collection of photographs from 1990 to 2005 and is composed of not only professional work but also personal and family photography.  She alludes to the fact there is not a firm starting and stopping point that defines the two styles of photography and so the book came to life as a reflection of that philosophy.  Such wonderful photography, makes me want to try a bit harder with a different approach.  This is an Iphone Hipstamatic photograph shot through a fisheye lens then mildly cropped and adjusted in Lightroom.

In the background, you can see a small fan that we use for mosquito control.  We've done this for years now but a recent article in Kentucky newspaper gave some description on why this actually works.  The fan disrupts the "plume trail" of carbon dioxide that allows the mosquito to home in on your body, plus makes a bit of air turbulance.  It seems the mosquito isn't too good at navigation if the air is not still.  Not a full-proof method but seems to work better than anything else, especially if you use a larger oscillating fan. 

"Most people are better
in the abstract."

Orange is the New Black, Episode 9
(an original Netflix series)