Posted on 19 Dec ’12 by Earl
Photographically I’ve been experimenting a little using some of the lens I own but in the course of daily activity seldom use. This usually means using prime, wide angle or telephoto lens with ether my Nikon D600 or the Olympus OM-D. It’s been interesting but the results have varied.
Personally I’ve been feeling shocked and numb from the mass murders of those beautiful little ones and their caregivers in Newtown, CT, last Friday. Just when you think you’ve seen it all something happens which falls so far outside the bounds of normalcy, so far within an area of pure evil, you can’t even wrap your mind around it.
There is much talk about gun control now spurred on by this recent tragedy and I’m hopeful that something can be done to limit those types of weapons sold and who can buy them. I also hope that we have some earnest talk about mental health and illness. A person with a mental illness often has no more control over it then someone physically ill can control their desease. However, getting a diagnosis and treatment for mental issues is much more difficult in our nation at this time. There is also a stigma associate with mental health issues.
I hope there is some progress made in removing the tools of mass death and identifying and providing effective help for those who might commit this type of act. I also hope that those who have lost so much this year will find a way to heal and find peace.
All of this grief and sadness has made me realize how important family, home and friends are — not to be taken for granted. These photos are just a few I’ve taken around our house. After last Christmas we took advantage of sales and for the first time bought a white pre-lit Christmas tree. Bonnie is the inside holiday decorator and I usually do a little something outside.
She does a better job then I.