out with the old, in with the old

# 3792

# 3792

I’m hoping to make some changes to the blog this year and I think they will take the form of added pages.  One page will probably be a collection of photos that have been posted previously on this blog with no text.  It’s in keeping with my thought that people should look at this blog for the photos primarily and read the post if they have the time to waste, similar to lighTscaTTer.  I don’t plan on making any attempt to lure more readers here so my use of Categories and Tags will still be pathetic (even though the post with the most visits last year had Tags such as: iPad, iPhone, Justine Bieber, Kate Upton, Ford F150 and naked alpine skiers).  I’ll still use numbers for each photo instead of names and I encourage all readers to assign any name they see fit if the numbering system is not sufficient.   I will, however, put more effort into the post titles, as you can see with this post.  Last year I was just stuck for the name for a post I just looked at the clock and used  the time for the post title.  I did convert it to 24 hour time as they do in the military, hoping folks would not catch on.   I say all this to my shame but I promise thing will improve over the course of the year.

And now, on with the post:

# 9251

# 9251

No, that’s not Santa Claus, but Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) sure feels like the North Pole.  He is a member of an ice fishing party whose other members have the sense to stay in the “ice houses” when it’s 5° (F) and the wind is 30 mph.  This was shot near the shore of Irondequoit Bay, which is frozen over enough to drive a Ford F150 over (thought I’d sneak that in there).  A power auger is used to drill a hole in the ice and these stouthearted individuals will put their lines in the water in the hope of catching fish.  It seems like torture to me but these folks actually have fun.

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28 thoughts on “out with the old, in with the old

  1. Malin H

    I like you Ken.
    And I like your blogs.
    And your humour.
    This post make me smile, a big smile this early morning. 🙂

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  2. Syncopated Eyeball

    That’s why I don’t often say much about my images although I do like giving them titles. I seem unable to think of what to call my images lately so I’ve been going with Untitled rather than not posting at all.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. I think the addition of added pages to this blog would benefit others as well as myself. And I think it’s pretty easy to do since most of the photos are already uploaded.

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  3. Melinda Green Harvey

    Your post was entertaining. And educational: now I know where your titles came from! It also made me shiver. It is hard to imagine that someplace that cold and windy could possibly be Where Life is Worth Living. (But keep in mind that I start to get chilly when the temps drop below 65°.)

    I look forward to seeing what you’ve got in store for us this year.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      65? That’s where I keep my heat set during the day! Emo prefer a nice 72° (if he can find a sunny spot to sleep in). But we have learned to dress for warmth, in layers. Right now, I’m wearing 2 pairs of pants!

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      1. Melinda Green Harvey

        I get worse every year about cold weather. By the time I am an old lady (which isn’t actually that far in the future) I will probably have to move somewhere that’s warm all the time.

      2. oneowner Post author

        Hawaii has the most consistent (and pleasant) weather of any State in the Union. It’s one of the reasons they have the greatest longevity of it’s residences. But I think you have to live there a long time to benefit from that.

  4. Gracie

    Looking forward to more posts from you in the coming days/weeks/months, Ken! I saw the first sight of “ice fishers” on Saturday too, and I suspect they will start sprouting everywhere very soon. Last year I shot a village of “ice fishers” at the Montreal Old Port. Can’t wait to head over there again and see how many have set up shop this year.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Gracie. When Ilived in Minnesota, I noticed some of the icehouses used for fishing on the 10,000 lakes were pretty elaborate. Generators supplied electricity for heat, light and and entertainment, TV and of course there was plenty of beer.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Paul. I was only out for half an hour and I had to walk back to the car to get warm. Of course I wasn’t dressed like these guys but I could feel the wind on my bones.

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  5. Jimi Jones (@JimiJones)

    Love the images here, Ken. You’ve really captured the Winter feel with them. Having been to your neck of the woods, or shoreline I should say, I can imagine what the wind is like howling in across the nearby lake.

    Looking forward to seeing more of this winter wonderland. 🙂

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    1. oneowner Post author

      I wish! No I had to actually walk out on to the ice to get this shot. But since the ground and the ice are under 12 inches of snow, I didn’t even know it.

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  6. LensScaper

    I never could understand the joy of fishing. This version looks like torture. I’m experimenting as you know with two blogs – one for images and one for writing. Not 100% of one or the other, but at least you get a choice of primacy. I’ve enjoyed your ‘no words’ blog this past year – it really does concentrate the mind with no distractions.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Andy. lighTscaTTer is my pride and joy where I can feature my favorite work in a low maintenance location. From what I’ve read, most people prefer the traditional photoblog where there is some written thoughts by the photographer and my own statistics show that as well. But some things we do the best we can and not worry about popular opinion.

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      1. LensScaper

        It just occurred to me that when you visit a gallery or an exhibition of images – the images (often) stand alone, on merit, without writing. So why do we go to all the trouble to scribble words here? Is it because we somehow feel that that is what is required of a ‘Blog’?

      2. oneowner Post author

        That’s exactly right, Andy. When I was working at the Eastman House, there were may photographs on exhibition that had only a card with the photographers name and the type of print exhibited. At the Museum I now work at, there are many articles that have very little explanation beside them. Information is available to any person interested and they make every effort to do accurate research on each item exhibited or stored.

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