b sides



Years ago, there were such things called “records”.  On these records there was usually a song by an artist that the record company hoped would become a hit.  That song was on what was called the “A-side” of the record.  But because it was difficult at that time to manufacture a record with only one side, the artist produced a second song for the “B side”.   B-side songs usually didn’t get much air play because they were thought to be inferior to the song on the A-side.

I have used such a rating system for my photos, except my rating system has 5 sides.  Yes, through the miracle of modern technology, I have developed a 5 sided rating system.  It doesn’t involve “sides” as in the record industry, though.  It involves “numbers” from 0-4!!!  I have usually posted only those photos rated 3 or 4 on this blog and on lightscatter.  But, since I consider myself an environmentally conscious individual, I thought that I should, on occasion, post the photos with a 2 rating so that they are not completely wasted.  I hate waste.  It’s bad enough I have to waste the 0 and 1 rated photos, and there are plenty of those.

So, here are the first batch of B side photos.  They still are within EPA guidelines (while we still have them) and I hope they will have served an important purpose.   I don’t know what that purpose is but here they are anyway,








13 thoughts on “b sides

  1. disperser

    Ah, 2/B or not 2/B, those are the sides . . . Whether ’twas nobler in the body to suffer the waste of photographic effort or to risk the disdain of men (and women) and in so doing lose them (as subscribers): to post, to sleep. Perchance to dream.

  2. Linda Grashoff

    That first one is a Side B? Could have fooled me. It’s gorgeous: the color of the metal, the shading of the background, the crystal-clear quality of the photograph, the sculpted lines of the object . . .

    1. oneowner Post author

      It’s true. Some artists could never have a “b-side” as far as I’m concerned (and some are mentioned in that link).Billy Joel, Paul Simon, CSN (and sometimes Y), Randy Newman, Aretha Franklin, just to name a few, have always been consistently good.

  3. TomDills

    Your “b” sides look like “a” sides to me, Ken. Besides, it’s always interesting to see how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say.


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