Liked Facebook has nothing to do with friendship by James Shelley (
A more interesting question: who are your friends when your social life isn’t dictated and monopolized by a big, nasty advertising company that literally makes money by addicting you to feelings of rage, indignation, inadequacy, jealousy, and meaningless push-button approval?
That photo was taken seven years ago. Except for Frank, these people were all strangers to me. And yet … I am in still in touch with Frank and several others from this photo walk. Very little of our current interactions occur over Facebook.
Replied to Shooting Sideways by Otto von Münchow (In Flow with Otto)
Shooting sideways is a way to ensure that I, as a photographer, do not get stuck in my photographic vision, but rather seek new ways to express myself. The more experienced we become in our art, the more we run a risk of sinking into some standard routines. We know what works, and we apply this knowledge in our creative endeavour. And in so doing we actually stop being creative and our art becomes rather boring.
I think projects like these are important for getting one out of a rut and stimulating the creative juices. But sometimes it can lead to angst and frustration. My Nikon broke at the start of 2018 and a few months later my client abruptly ended my consulting contact (no explanation given) after 5 years. So I was without a camera and I did not want to spend money on a replacement until I was working again. During that time a friend loaned me her father’s Canon EOS 5D Mk III and EF 70-200mm lens.

Previously most of my photography fell into the “wide” range — 12-35mm — with the occasional foray into the 50-200mm. After several months of being restricted to 70-200mm, I am frustrated to the point where I don’t pick up the camera anymore. I know this because my wife commented that I leave the camera at home on every outing.

Being restricted to heavy 70-200mm prevented me from doing landscape photography, it prevented me from doing street photography (a 70-200mm is too conspicuous in the small town suburbs of New Jersey), and the camera + lens was too heavy to go “walkabout”.

I miss my 11-16mm, my 18-55mm, and my 35mm prime!!

Drank Heady Jams by Brix City Brewing (Untappd)
Heady Jams brewed by Brix City Brewing as an IPA - Imperial / Double style beer, which has 4.3 out of 5, with 1,682 ratings and reviews on Untappd.
I am in Brick Farm Tavern, drinking Heady Jams by Brix City Brewing. Brix City Brewing is a Micro Brewery in Little Ferry, NJ. Heady Jams beer style is IPA – Imperial / Double, with an ABV of 8.5% and IBU of 60. I gave Heady Jams a 4 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Brewer’s notes

This is the newest member of the Jams family, triple dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy

Brix City Brewing is a brewery based out of Little Ferry N.J. We produce a wide variety of ale and lager style beers as well as focusing on limited release barrel aged speciality beers.

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