iPhoneography App Review

I have followed David Pasilla’s blog, iPhone Photographer, for the past year and just before last Christmas David generously offered to ‘gift’, to 10 followers, a photography app of their choice from a list in his post. I happened to be one of the lucky ones and selected the 645 Pro Mark II app. This post…

Travel Theme: Illuminated

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
—Genesis 1: 3-5, KJV

Electricians have had work since Day 1, you can look it up. As a Rotating Shift electrician on the Golden Gate Bridge, I spend two-thirds of my workdays in the dark during the 3pm-11pm Swing shift or the 11pm-7am Graveyard shift.

Illumination is important to me: I need it to see any dangerous conditions in my path when I am making my nightly rounds and I enjoy the interplay of light and shadow that are not present during the day. Here is a look at a scene that I encountered on a recent End-of-the-Month Light Check.

Cautious Beauty © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Cautious Beauty
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag2.

Travel Theme: Illuminated

Lights On, Lights Off

In 1973 I had a year’s experience as a Journeyman Electrician after completing 4 years of apprenticeship. I was on a job in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a man named Ed, who was from St. Louis, Missouri. At lunchtime it was customary for the crew to tell stories of days-gone-by and one day Ed told…

Dark Side of the Moon Update

“…In ancient days, men looked at the stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and…

I’ve got a (Post)Secret

“Secrets can take many forms. They can be shocking or silly or soulful. They can connect us with our deepest humanity, or with people we’ll never meet.” —Frank Warren, The PostSecret Project Every Sunday Frank Warren posts secrets he has collected from over a half-million anonymous strangers. It was ‘the kindness of strangers’ that helped…