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POTD: Tree Art

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This is a companion piece to my Virus Humor post back in April. It takes talent and patience to do this. And, a sharp knife. ~Vic

Tree Art Image
Just waiting for the phallic symbol and woody jokes.
04-15-2020

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Shutterbug Saturday: Halloween Local 4.0

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The mood of our country isn’t really conducive to decorating or celebrating. There are a few highlights, here but, our town isn’t showing a lot of Halloween spirit. It’s a complete shame but, I managed to get a few shots. ~Vic

Halloween Local 3.0

Pumpkins In A Row Image One
Pumpkin Row
09-26-2020
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Pipe Skeleton Image Two
The skeleton guy has shoes, now.
10-14-2020
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Skeletons Image Three
I love the bird skeleton.
09-26-2020
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Great Pumpkin Image Four
It’s the Great Pumpkin!
This was on a box, on the ground, at our local market.
10-07-2020
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Gargoyle Image Five
Gargoyle in a local bar.
10-01-2020
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Insurance Decoration Image Six
Local insurance company.
10-07-2020
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Local Insurance Company Image Seven
They did a nice job.
10-07-2020
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Pumpkin Decoration Image Eight
A neighbor a block away.
10-01-2020
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Pumpkin Decoration Image Nine
Lovely decorations.
10-01-2020
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Pumpkin Deocrations Image Ten
Lumpy pumpkin.
10-01-2020
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Ghost & Skeleton Decoration Image Eleven
Spooky ghostie & bat skeleton.
10-10-2020
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Glowing Ghost Image Twelve
Glowing Ghostie
10-08-2020
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My Front Yard Image Thirteen
My front yard.
The pumpkin will be carved for Halloween.
10-20-2020
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POTD: Hiatus

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I’m taking a break from blogging for a while. I’m kinda burned out. In fact, I’m burned out on a lot of things. I’m not sure when I will return. ~Vic

Sunset & Adirondacks Image
Backyard Haven
02-25-2020

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POTD: The Robot

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I can’t tell if it is facing me or facing the house. It looks like his feet are facing the house and it appears he has a ray gun facing the house but, he has eyes looking at me. Maybe it is a confused robot but, the metal work is cute. ~Vic

Robot Yard Art Image
04-18-2020
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Flashback Friday: Kodak 1888

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Kodak Image One
Photo Credit: The Mirror UK

One-hundred, thirty-two years ago, today, inventor George Eastman received a patent (number 388,850) for [the shutter of a roll-film hand camera] and the trademark (number 15,825) for the Kodak name […].

Birth of a Company

In 1879, London was the center of the photographic and business world. George Eastman went there to obtain a patent on his plate-coating machine. An American patent was granted the following year. In April 1880, Eastman leased the third floor of a building on State Street in Rochester and began to manufacture dry plates for sale. Success of the dry plate venture so impressed businessman Henry A. Strong, that he invested some money in the infant concern. On January 1, 1881, Eastman and Strong formed a partnership called The Eastman Dry Plate Company. While actively managing all phases of the firm’s activities, [Eastman] continued research in an effort to simplify photography.

In 1883, Eastman startled the trade with the announcement of film in rolls, with the roll holder adaptable to nearly every plate camera on the market. [By] 1884, the Eastman-Strong partnership had given way to a new firm…the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company with 14 shareowners.

George Eastman History
Kodak

Building the Foundation
Web Archive

Kodak Instamatic Image Two
Photo Credit: Ebay

The immediate triumph of the camera prompted Eastman to change the name of his company from Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company to Eastman Kodak Company in 1892.

My very first camera was a late 70s Kodak Instamatic with 126 film. It was a gift from my paternal grandmother and it got a lot of use. ~Vic

Additional Reading & Sources:
From The Camera Obscura To The Revolutionary Kodak (Eastman Museum)
Kodak History (Kodak Company)
Kodak Wikipedia