The end of my blogging hiatus

It’s been far too long since my last post.  I have no excuses for my blogging absence. As the first snow blankets the Northeast and I listen to the tree limbs crack from the weight of the heavy wet snow and plummet to the ground, I will explain my hiatus in the hope that some self-deprecation will save my house from being damaged.

In summation, I stopped blogging, stopped photographing and I have no interesting or valid reasons for my lethargy.  I just got lazy and busy with life like we all do.  It’s that simple.

However my time was not spent on the couch eating Devil Dogs and drinking beer.  I did mange to get a second, third and forth opinion on my ankle and temporarily avoided surgery, my wife got a sweet new Honda Pilot and somewhere in between back to school and my birthday, we got a new dog.

About a year ago our family was faced with the terrible decision to put down  our beloved Koda.  It was difficult to deal with…and that’s when this blog began. About three weeks ago when our vet called to tell us he had three 12-week old puppies and wanted to know if were we ready for a dog again, I knew we were.  Now that we have a new puppy, a Yorkie/cockapoo mix named Eugene Montgomery Archibald Jackson, or simply Jack Jack, I have come full circle and need to make time to get behind the camera and back to blogging.

I did manage to upgrade my photography kit for my birthday. I purchased the only remote shutter release with a timer for my D80.  Now that the nights are longer and I can try and sneak back outside after hours for some time lapse tests.  I also will be purchasing the Nik Software Complete Collection for Lightroom. So hopefully I can begin to experiment with some HDR images and also enhance some of my existing images with some post production tweaks.

I’ve also got some exciting news related to some of my images, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s post.

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