Re-Post From 2016

January 21st, 2018

Photo Illustration

It’s so easy in Adobe Photoshop(tm) to do photo illustrations. Two found Internet images put together can mean so many things.

For example, the above could be used to suggest The President is being hog-tied and held back by Democratic Party opposition, knee jerk liberals, and other who voted for “Crooked” Hillary.

At the same time, it could suggest that he’s just bat_sh!t crazy.



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Solitude: Revisited

January 19th, 2018

All photographs by Jon Falk

Jon Falk sent me some pictures to suggest solitude.  Our local camera club had a photo challenge and even though Jon is not a member, he decided to send some pictures suggesting solitude.

This is what happens to retired photographers with too much time on their hands, any excuse to take pictures again.

Thanks Jon ūüôā



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Camera Club Meeting This Friday

January 18th, 2018

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Friday January 19, 2018 is the monthly meeting of the Heritage Shores Shore Shots Camera Club.  It starts at 10:00 am in The Clubhouse.

Members are to bring photographs which suggest solitude.  There are no time restrictions when photographs were taken. So if you have never been to a meeting but have a picture you feel suggest solitude, bring it along to our meeting.

We’re a relaxed and easy going group which is free and open to all Heritage Shores residents.

At each meeting, we open to questions, suggestions, and other matters related photography. If you have a question about a camera, smartphone or such, our club members may be of help.

While looking for some film in Walmart today I discovered the FujiFilm Instax Mini 7S instant camera. ¬†It’s not the latest version ¬†but I’ll bring it to the meeting on Friday. ¬†What makes this so interesting is the camera is an updated version of a polaroid camera.

See you at the meeting


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Editorial Photograph

January 18th, 2018

A Photo Illustration with modified Internet image.

Yes, I’m editorializing once again.¬† Photography is underutilized on editorial pages as far as I’m concerned.

The “space for rent” is not my idea but something I heard¬†David M. Axelrod, an American political operative and political analyst, best known as the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, say on CNN.¬† He was on a news show and was asked of Trump’s remarks about $#iTholes countries he didn’t want immigrants but preferring those from Norway.



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OK, Google!

January 16th, 2018


CALLER: Is this Gordon’s Pizza?

GOOGLE: No sir, it’s Google Pizza.

CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.

GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon?s Pizza last month.

CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza.

GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir?

CALLER: My usual? You know me?

GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you
ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms
and meatballs on a thick crust.

CALLER: OK! That?s what I want ?

May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula,sun-dried tomatoes
and olives on a whole wheat gluten free thin crust?

CALLER: What? I detest vegetables.

GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir.

CALLER: How the hell do you know?

Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records.
We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication
for my cholesterol.

Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our
database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once,
at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago..

CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore.

GOOGLE: That doesn?t show on your credit card statement.

CALLER: I paid in cash.

GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

CALLER: I have other sources of cash.

That doesn?t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared
income source, which is against the law.


GOOGLE: I’m sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping

Enough already! I’m sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the
others. I’m going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no
cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me.

GOOGLE: I understand sir,but you need to renew your passport first.
It expired 6 weeks ago


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A Couple Of Favorites

January 15th, 2018

Photography by Robert J. Laramie


Photography by Robert J. Laramie

Last week I went out to get an eagle picture for this blog.  After about 5 minutes I gave up on that idea.

One of my friends, a former co-workers at two newspapers and occasional contributor to this blog, John Falk, gave me an idea.  The idea was to ask another former friend and co-worker for an eagle photograph.  Since this friend takes gorgeous images of eagles I decided to give it try.

I was floored when he agreed not only to give me a couple of image for blog but also offered to let me tag along and pick up a few tips.

He’s part of his reply to my request:

I would be honored for you to display my photo on your blog.  Attached are a couple of my favorites.  I’ve been shooting them for a few years now and I must tell you that my first time out produced not a single image worth keeping.  Each time I go to shoot these amazing birds I get a little better. The adults don’t get their white caps until they reach 2-3 years old.  The young ones aren’t so pretty but they are very determined to impress their parents.  Sometime it takes them a little longer to get dinner.

Notice the angry look on the faces.  A bird not to be messed with for sure.  They swoop down and capture huge fish just as the fish gets to the top of the water.  Sometimes I don’t even shoot but instead just watch the show.
If you ever want to go with me, I many times will photograph at Conowingo Dam in Maryland.  Have to get there before sunrise and its usually pretty cold.  Let me know and we can make a day of it.
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Check out Bob’s homepage¬†¬†.¬† He’s on Facebook, has a blog, and the list goes on.¬† He has always produced excellent images and I’m so grateful to have a couple of his photographs on my blog.


January 12th, 2018

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

This old weather beaten house is going to be shown at our next camera club meeting.¬† The club wants pictures to visually say “solitude.”

The above image could just as well say lonely, old, aged, sadness, troubled, and much more.  I only need it to say solitude next week, however.


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A Lack Of Attention

January 11th, 2018

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

A buddy of mine, Dave Holman, told me of a place in Seaford DE where eagles are mating.¬† He knows I like taking photographs. After a dental cleaning I decided to stop in Seaford along the docks.¬† ¬†Maybe I should have had better instructions as no “docks” were seen by me in the area reported.¬† Eagles were seen not too far from the area however.

Because of my lack of  patience for bird photography, something else found my attention, a boxcar.  It was a boxcar with graffiti.  And now this blog has more content from E.W. Faircloth.



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You’re The Cure

January 11th, 2018

American Hearth Association


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January 7th, 2018

Seen on Internet

Annie Leibovitz is now selling her classes on

You may click the link above to check it out.


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