Too Many, But Now All!

December 2nd, 2023

It amazes me that many ancestors of a people who had horrible atrocities against them would support racism, ethnic cleansing and genocide against another.

It’s too many, but not all. I’m thankful for that.

f\8 and be there!

November 7th, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Easter Seals organization held a race/walk in Baywood Golf Course this afternoon.
The Coastal Camera Club out of Lewes DE volunteered to document the event as it has done for over 5 years. That camera club has a Event Photography SIG(special interest group) which I belong.
I decided to volunteer my time since Easter Seals helped my mother-in-law in her last days on this earth with services which they paid.
This is another “f\8 and be there” moments. I exposed for the sunny area where runners would pass. Since the bystanders were in the shade I decided to use a little fill light from my flash unit. All I has to do was wait until a runner passed into the frame. And there was a little post processing in Adobe Photoshop to tweak the image.

Two Plays by Joe Weikel

November 4th, 2023

Image from “Shakespeare In A Teacup”. That’s Joe Weikel and his wife Barbara
Image from “Speed Dating In the Nursing Home”. That’s Joe Weikel and Tim Sutton

It’s time for me to make more frequent updates to my blog. I’ve been posting most of my photography on Facebook pages and groups. That’s because I get more views on my images from my neighbors on Facebook.

Still, this blog belongs to me and a death of a friend reminded me that in the long term, my blog is more beneficial. A resident in my retirement community who passed away recently was on this blog back in 2009. I was able to search for his name on this blog and found a wonderful picture of Dave Levy. I was then able to use the picture on my public FB page called Heritage Shores Journal. It was also used to comment and share memories on his obituary website.

So now I’ll try to post to this blog more frequently. There’s a young man in the community named Joseph “Joe” Weikel who writes plays for the community. Hi latest plays, about 30 mins. each, were performed a few days ago.

Too Much Free Time

September 27th, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

The latest feel good project in my retirement community is “ducking” someone. Someone started placing rubber ducks at others homes. Most of the ducks are different and folks are having a ball getting one. The duck donors remain anonymous.

Maybe we have too much time on our hands. Still it bringing a little excitement to the community.

33 Ruddy Duck Lane

September 20th, 2023

Happy Ending

August 9th, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

After the passing of my mother-in-law, Mary Downing, we have decided to move back into the master bedroom. She lived with us once we moved from Cherry Hill NJ to Bridgeville DE in 2007.

In the beginning, she lived upstairs and we had the downstairs master bedroom. As time went by the steps were a hardship for her so we switched bedrooms to make it easier on her.

Now that my wife and I are empty nesters again, we’re moving back downstairs. In order to do that we needed to move many items out of Grammy’s room. Grammy was the name we gave Mary after our two girls were born.

We’ve given away and donated many pieces of furniture and other item she used. The piece seen about was the last large piece to go. At first, we tried to donated to a couple of non-profit organizations which couldn’t use it.

Next, I took a picture and posted on Facebook that it was FREE to whoever would pick it up. I said I would take it to the dump if no one took up my offer. One person commented that I should take it to Goodwill. I did and this story now has a happy ending. Someone will get a useable piece of furniture for pennies on the dollar. And it will not go into a landfill, at least, not now.

Seen One Drive, You’ve Seen ’em All

August 6th, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

The Sigma Fraternity Foundation held a tournament today in Heritage Shores. Of the 49 pictures, this is the one I like the most.

Two Can Play This Game

August 2nd, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

My wife and I went into Lowe’s today to look for shower heads. While when the plumbing section I noticed this small display monitor with us shopping. It was flashing the recording indicator capturing us on video. If that wasn’t bad enough I noticed the camera was finding faces in the video.

When we got to the checkout there were other cameras doing the same thing. Personally, I found that to a bit of overreach and a violation of my privacy. It’s too much surveillance.

It’s a bit ironic that Lowe’s welcomes customers to bring in pets, mainly dogs, while at the same time little about customer privacy. The other day I saw where a dog urinated in an isle while the owner kept walking as if not happened. If it’s not a service dog I don’t want to see it in store. Lowe’s should show us how much they care about humans.

So, I’ve decided not to relinquish my privacy easily. My next visits to Lowe’s will see me with a COVID-19 mask and sunshades. Two can play this game 🙂

Seen One Guy Hit A Driver …

July 21st, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

“If you’ve seen one guy hit a driver, you’ve seen them all” is something I say this time of year. In my community it’s golf tournament season. We have men and women golf tournaments. Since I’ve covered these tournaments for years I’m now seeking photographs other than women swinging a golf club.

After capturing many funerals while working as a newspaper photographer I came to a similar conclusion about what I wanted to bring away from them visually. Yes, it’s expected that some will shed tears but those same folks may also smile because of fond memories.

I Love My Yuneec Drone

July 21st, 2023
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

I love my Yuneec H Plus drone. It’s about 6 years old not can still deliver decent aerial shots of a golf tournament.