What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life?

This week, share an image that represents the potential of things to come.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
Two years ago I officially started my retirement after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. The future is a glorious mystery.



  26 comments for “What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life?

  1. March 8, 2017 at 3:16 AM

    Great photo if you ask me…


  2. alstacer
    April 16, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    Boots on the Bridge, a beginning for busting the bucket list… boots off the Bridge floating up just before the jet pack kicks in. It’s a great image!


    • April 16, 2016 at 6:45 AM

      I haven’t thought of it that way. I like the mental image you created.

      Thanks, Al


  3. April 11, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Fantastic and creative, Allan. Love the post-processing and the visual story. Great post.


    • April 12, 2016 at 7:35 AM

      Thanks, Jane. There are so many good editing programs out there that it is a challenge to pick one and stick with it for any length of time. Is that your experience as well?


      • April 12, 2016 at 10:17 AM

        In addition to LR, I have been using Nik for many years – I’m loyal- although I added Topaz Textures to my arsenal and like it for effects like you’ve done here. Do you use Nik?


      • April 12, 2016 at 10:57 AM

        I downloaded all of the free versions last week and have yet to get started with them. Any suggestions on an order for learning them?


      • April 12, 2016 at 11:01 AM

        My favorite is Silver Efex Pro for b&w processing. Viveza is straightforward color. Color Efex and Analog are fun to play with for effects. The ease of using the control point, for me, is the best thing about Nik. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, Allan.


      • April 12, 2016 at 4:07 PM

        Thank you, Jane.


  4. Pan
    April 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Bizarre photo 😂
    My impression of it is, you ready to leap off that Bay Bridge girder (retirement) into an unknown adventure of ideas and inventions that have been forming and swirling in your “never be still” mind..

    Am I hot or cold on this one ?


    • April 9, 2016 at 5:27 AM

      You are right on with this one. The future is an unknown adventure so far.

      A gentle reminder: it is the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bay Bridge is the gray one.


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      • Pan
        April 9, 2016 at 8:52 AM

        Hahahaha I’m soooooooo redfaced right now.. I’m in Ohio can you see the red glow on the horizon ?


      • Pan
        April 9, 2016 at 8:53 AM

        And I really do know the difference, but my mind went on vacation without me 😄


      • April 10, 2016 at 5:56 AM

        it’s easy to remember the difference: The Bay Bridge is primed with orange paint and then painted grey; the GGB is primed with grey paint and painted orange.

        No biggie, Pan. Be safe out there.

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  5. April 8, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    I envision this as a photo of you getting ready to jump into retirement and whatever else it brings, “on the threshold” as it were and probably the first of many thresholds.


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    • April 9, 2016 at 5:24 AM

      I took this at 4 am one morning at midspan on the weather platform on the west side of the bridge. I had been doing a temporary “fix” on a leaking water line and it occurred to me that I might not ever get a chance for a photo like this ever again. Wide awake, hardly any traffic on the span and a clear , calm night—I went for it and am happy that I did.

      It was a threshold of sorts. Thanks for your comment, Janet.

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      • April 9, 2016 at 5:51 AM

        You have to seize the moment with photography. The same shot will never occur again, although a similar or even better one might.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. April 8, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    I think your future entails “fun with Apps”
    Great image!


  7. Sue
    April 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Love the mysterious image, Allan!


  8. April 8, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    I am jealous. I have 38 years in computers this year and am hoping to retire by the time I get to 40 years. So much writing to do and so little time to do it.


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