Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I confess.

I haven't worked on editing the novel *at all*. That's not to see I don't have several other creative enterprises in the mix. I've just started work on the Phil Rossi and the Bad Habit album de force. The Pharmacy Prophets are writing a lot of new, kick ass music. And I'm trying my hand at a bit of the photography with a broken camera. Bear in mind, none of the activities really interfere with the editing of the novel. However, I have picked up a bit of freelance web work and the only times I can play designer are those where I would normally be novelizing. However, money before literary magic. 2006 is all about getting things done and I'd hazard to say that both this novel and the first shall be fully edited before Spring.

So, about the photography. I can't say how much I'd love to own a nice, digital SLR. That's just not in the budget right now. What I've got to work with is an older Nikon camera that thinks the batteries are always dead - that, and it shuts down for no reason other than apparent laziness.

I drive some interesting country roads on the way into work. There are a ton of great subjects. Today, I finally left early enough to be able to pull over for a few quick shots. You can click on the photo for a bigger shot.

I'd like to do a whole series of photos with buildings and objects that are in disuse/left behind. There's this little derelict eatery on route 28. Lots of good opportunites for pictures. However, I got to this last and the camera died.

On route 28 there is a building that is totally falling apart. Again, a lot of good photos can be taken here. I played a bit in Photoshop, with curves.

This last shot I took as the camera was gasping its dying breath - through the windshield, no less.

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