Rubicon

A little under two years ago, my friend and photographic rock star Patrick La Roque posted a short essay over on the Kage Collective entitled Rubicon. Although he didn’t explicitly state it, the essay was all about the U.S. midterm elections which happened the day after Patrick’s post.

Here we are, approaching the eve of another historic election, where the stakes could not be higher. Another Rubicon, to be certain.

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Whither August

August is one of those funny months.

It’s still most definitely summer, but the relentless heat and humidity of July starts to lose its edge. The A/C can take a rest, and sleeping with the windows open is a more-often-than-not proposition.

It’s still most definitely summer, but the laziness and the laissez-faire of those heady July days is now well in the past. A “new year” looms: back-to-school, back-to-work, back-to-reality.

Time to get serious. Time to eat as many meals outside before Mother Nature makes dining al fresco decidedly unpleasant.

I didn’t shoot much in August… got too busy with work, the Big C kept me closer to home than I liked and sapped some (most? all?) of my mojo. But I did shoot some. To paraphrase the great Jonas Rask, this is random at best.

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Don’t leave me hanging

Even though the malls are open again, that doesn’t really mean everything is back to normal. Some shops made the choice to close for the pandemic and haven’t reopened yet. Will they ever?

All images shot with my trusty Fujifilm X-Pro3 and XF35mm F2, in Classic Negative. These are slightly modified JPGs (crop, small curve for punch).