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Photo Op 12

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A little fog, combined with a lot of sunlight, make for a magical combination.

This pic is from last year. I was out walking around the yard on a foggy morning when the sun broke through the clouds and gave me this amazing picture.

I love the refraction in the rays that brings out part of the spectrum of light.

I took several pictures, but this one had the best and brightest colors to it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.



Image copyright 2016 Mike Kelso

Photo Op 9

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For today’s pic I thought I’d go with something more recent. This picture was taken only two weeks ago. I drive past this mountain every day during my morning deliveries.  Thankfully the fog doesn’t burn off until I get to see it. 

This is one of the many pictures that make me glad I live where I do. It’s difficult for a picture to convey the beauty and majesty of the mountains, especially clothed in fog and bathed in sunlight like this. It’s a true sight to behold.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Have a great day.

Photo op

I’ve decided to name my posts that just have one of my pics and a brief story about it, ‘Photo op’. That way it’s easily recognizable. Ok, enough of that. On with today’s picture.

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This is one of my favorite pictures. I took it last summer at the same lake near my house as yesterday’s pic. It’s also one of my favorites because I actually managed to catch the Heron standing there before he flew away. I’ve been taking pictures at this lake for years and these birds are the most skittish I’ve ever come across. Even point a camera in their direction and they take off like their tail’s on fire.

I also love the lighting of this shot. When I titled it, I called it, ‘On Golden Lake’ in a rather obvious (and probably failed) attempt to conjure images of the movie ‘On Golden Pond’.

It’s pics like these that keep me taking pictures. This shot is actually the one I use on my business card for my photography site. I love it that much.

I hope you enjoy it as well. Have a great day.



Death by blog

My mind is trying to kill me.

Have you ever had one of those nights/mornings? You wake up around 2 AM or so, go to the bathroom, come back to bed and look at the time. Realizing that you have another 2 hours to sleep, you settle in. That’s when your mind kicks in and sends you great ideas.

Now, I’ve been a writer for years. I know that when your mind sends you creative messages, you’d best listen. I started mentally taking notes on what my mind was sending me and logging it for the upcoming morning writing session.

My mind wasn’t satisfied with that. It flooded me with ideas for my next several blog posts. I fought it off for a while, hoping to get a little more sleep.

An hour later, I gave up and got up. With all the stealth I could muster (for a large, overweight, man of forty something) I carefully got out of bed, snuck over to my desk, avoiding the dark minefield of dressers, bedframes, and all other dangers that jump out and attack helpless toes in a dark room. I unplugged my laptop, making sure that all wires were removed from the various ports, and began my journey toward my writing room (which is any room where I won’t wake someone up. It usually ends up being the bathroom.) with the Mission Impossible theme music playing quietly in my head.

I reached my destination, settled in and began to regurgitate onto the screen what my mind had been nagging me about. (How’s that for some writing imagery?) An hour later I had one post done, another underway, and several other notes typed out, when the alarm on my phone rang. (I learned this lesson the hard way. Take your alarm with you when you do these early morning writing sessions.)

So now here I sit, not completely exhausted, but not well rested either, knowing I have a fourteen hour work day ahead of me. I feel great for having been inspired to write, and to be able to get said inspiration down in my computer, but I have to wonder.

Could my mind really be trying to kill me? Could this be suicide by blog?

No, my mind answered, don’t be ridiculous. Now get to work on your next post.