Thursday, July 30, 2020

Scissortail Park, OKC, OK.
Things are still hectic in my neck of the woods. I do not expect things to be anywhere near normal for a couple of more months. It's all medical issues and family matters for members of my family. I am just trying to help them out.

I made another trip to Oklahoma City today on some of the aforementioned problems. When that was taken care of I googled Scissortail Park and went to take a look. It is not what I expected, but I will try to get back there soon and spend a few hours there. I did not stay long. It was mid-day, hot, and my camera was not working properly. So, I snapped a few shots and headed home. Like I said, my camera was not working properly. It appears that my house guest may have played with my camera while I was not looking, and if I don't constantly work with the controls I have to learn them all again. I have not done my normal amount of camera work for the past four months. I hope that changes soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Restart Time


Finally, I am back, partially, maybe, hopefully. Well, I have a computer that works, but a slow internet speed. And, I have completed, or at least caught up with family matters. So, all that is left to do is computer catch-up work. And, I have started that.

I am currently in the process of editing 100+ photos that I clicked off at the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians on a couple of recent trips to Anadarko, Oklahoma. Anadarko is a largely American Indian community, and these photos are from a memorial to famous American Indians. Once edited these photos will be posted on Better World Media. Hopefully, some will go on my stock agency sites.


I am also working to get my Adobe  and Alamy stock agency sites up to date and running, However, it appears that this COVID 19 mess remains a factor in this project. Evidently there is a personnel shortage of some kind at the headquarters of both agencies. They are being very slow to approve/disapprove my submissions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Where I Have Been - An Update

2020 has been a long year. Lots of stuff has happened around the world, and my life has been affected by many of them. But, I am back, and I do not wish to dwell on the past. It is where I am now that counts.

I now live in Weatherford, OK., but I am not yet sure for how long. I am here to take care of family business. I do plan to continue my photography and music work, but I expect things to be a little slow for the next few months while I attend to the aforementioned business. I have been doing a lot of road trips since I returned to Oklahoma but they were not for doing my work. And, my computer broke down on me during all of this stuff. But, I have purchased a used computer and rebuilt it enough so that it should last me a year or more. Now I am just trying to do some "catch up" work. I do expect to start making photography trips again in the near future.

While I have always liked it here in Weatherford my heart is in the Las Vegas Valley, and I do plan to return. But, it might be for extended short periods instead of a full time residency. I am searching for a way of being able to be on the road for several months at a time, coming home to where I actually reside, and getting some rest while writing, editing and posting my work. As for my music, I hope to spend more time with it. Everything that has happened since my return to Oklahoma has caused my music to be sidelined. That is already beginning to change.

That's it for now, but I am collecting info for an article on a weekend layover in Weatherford.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Update, Working Toward the Future


Leaving Vegas was easy. I packed. I left. I drove. I arrived in Oklahoma. And then, well, it took me a month-and-a-half to get an apartment and move in. After that, there were a dozen things to get done, and then another dozen, and another dozen, and I am still not through. But, I am getting there.

Very little has been done with my photography except I am studying the periodicals to try to better learn the business end of the business. I have shot locally, but I am not doing much traveling, yet. And, it will be another month before I can get a decent internet connection. So, I am mostly getting things better organized, working with my music, and taking care of family matters.

Until I get my financial situation squared away I will now concentrate on the following task on a schedule that will not get me strung out with too much going on to accomplish my goals, like I did in Las Vegas. Two computer projects have been added to my agenda. I am now rebuilding an old MySpace website that I deleted several months ago. This time, the site will only be used for my work with music. Also, I am now I am working to rebuild my old Flickr site. However, this time it will be for family and personal friend use only. My work with Better World Media on my SmugMug site will continue, as will my work with Adobe Stock. Plus, I am now posting, for now, my nature catalog on an Alamy Stock web site. I may add other components of my full catalog at a later time.

And, of course, I do plan to get more serious about working with this blog. But, another project I am working on is my family's ancestry blog, The Birmingham Shield. My Senior Van Man blog, and my Better World Trucking blog is awaiting their turn for me to start working on them again. And, I am working to bring my Pinterest and Instagram sites up-to-date.

All in all, I am too busy catching up with what should have been done long ago to do much new work. So, I will take it one step at a time, one day at a time.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Senior Van Man: Looking Forward and Cabin Fever

Senior Van Man: Looking Forward and Cabin Fever: For some folks, things do not always go the way they want them to go. Me, I am one of those people that things seldom go the way I want them...