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Engagement

Capitol Vista Schoolhouse Near Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2015

Capitol Vista Schoolhouse
Near Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2015

One of the things I love about practicing photography is the sense of engagement with the world that it gives me.  I’ve spent many wonderful hours bouncing around back roads and out of the way places in my old 4×4, ostensibly looking for photographs, but really just looking, seeing, and absorbing the beauty and wonder in things both grand and ordinary, that most people seem to pass by without giving a second thought to, alone with my thoughts and maybe some good music on the radio.  It’s peaceful and exciting all at once, and every now and then I get to frame up something nice that I capture mostly for myself, but post online anyway.

The sign on the front of this building says that it is the Capitol Vista Schoolhouse, presumably because the Wyoming state capitol in Cheyenne is located within eyesight just to the east.  I don’t know for sure, though – I was too engaged capturing this view to the west, and I forgot to look.

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Five Day Challenge: Day Four

Moon Over Low Clouds Near Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2014

Moon Over Low Clouds
Near Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2014

Well, it’s Day Four of my participation in the Five Day Challenge on Google+, wherein the challenge is to post five black and white photographs in five days.  I mentioned at the outset that this was going to be a pretty aggressive schedule for me, as I usually average creating one new image maybe every two weeks or so.  On top of that, my work schedule is pretty killer this week and next, combined with various other obligations I’ve agreed to besides.  As a result, I only got a chance to begin my final pass at editing the image in this post late last night at about 12:30 a.m., and finished up at about 1:30 a.m.  I generally make a print of all of my work prior to posting online just to make sure it looks good on paper – the print for this image was run just minutes ago, before I began this post.  Aggressive schedule indeed!

Anyway, tomorrow is the last day of the challenge for me, hope to see you on Day Five!

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