Friday, June 20, 2008

Sepia Photography

Sepia Photos.............................. Self Portrait...........




















With the wife gone and the house for the most part quiet...no game last night or tonight(although 2 double headers total of 4 games scheduled for the weekend)...I've got time on my hands. Last night, I grabbed a couple cigars, one of the digital cameras, a cold beer, and plopped my butt on the front porch.....my usual place of outdoor refuge is the back steps...much nicer view, but on occasion I do the front window view, and watch the world of Brandon Avenue and West Livingston Street go by. Late yesterday was one of those.


Sepia is described in the dictionary as "dark brown"...for some reason I have always been attracted to this type of photo...I guess it goes back a dozen years or so when I took possession of my aunt's home in Scott, Ohio, and sorted through the thousands of photos from 1885 through the early 1990s....many of the older shots were done in sepia tones, and those struck my eyes as being "Americana" in nature and always liked that look. Well after a few beers and on my first cigar of the evening, I decided to take some self-portrait photographs and pick out one for the header of the blog. I usually change the look about once every 6 weeks or so...and decided it was time, so I took out the Sony that has the Sepia program and began to smoke, drink, and photograph myself...such is the man with time and ego on his hands.


The results of that "photo shoot" are above......


The rest of this Friday looks like this.....Patricia and Anissa are not scheduled to return until Sunday evening...so with 60 hours or so to go, I will make an effort to get the following done today. Since with baseball all weekend, today is all I have to work with....I will mow the rest of the lawn, clear some tops on the bushes around the house....trim the ivy vines that are taking control of the front porch....give Reagan the Airedale a medicated bath......finish the laundry, etc, etc...then park my keister again, and drink some(or all) of that six pack of Leinenkugel "Summer Shandy"(a beer Lemonade mixture) and enjoy a cigar....sounds like a plan, and if I can get 75% of that done...I will consider it a sucessful Friday.


Have a good weekend Ya'll...{below, the overgrown porch, and the menu for tonight}


Back Later>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

7 comments:

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Love the new look. I've experimented with the auto setting on the camera myself. It's always fun to do. Denise told me that in England they call a soda like sprite or 7-up a lemonade drink, and that's what they mix in their beer to make a "shandy". She's trained me to know how too make them. I'll have to look and see if I can get that slavor of beer here. They have the brand, but not sure about that flavor. I told her about it and she said if it had real leminade in it it might not be as good as the other mix. I can't tell you how many times we've gotten weird looks from waters and bar tenders when they find out she's gonna mix soda in a beer. It's hilarious. I try it and mostly taste the soda. After not being a drinker most of my life I've grown to like good beer, so it's not my cup of tea. To each their own.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

flavor. Shit! I can't function without spellcheck.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

OOooh, what brand of cigar? I almost forgot.

Mushy said...

What else you been smokin' dude!

I'm sorry..."shady" anything ain't right! That goes for people from England too!

Buck said...

Well, I'd consider the day a success if the only thing I did was drink beer and have a cigar.

Dang. Come to think on it, that's usually the way my days work out. ;-)

Nice pics!

pat houseworth said...

Hey Guys...after I finished the yard and porch, I took a nip of the stuff...not bad, or at least not awful. Hey Mushy, it "Shandy" not Shady...but I don't know what the Hell that means either....

The cigar is a nice little Robusto cut Diego Nacienda....they run for about a buck each at CI....not bad, a mild to medium smoke.

Mushy said...

Shady...sandy, shandy...it's still not beer!