Category Archives: Art and Photo

More ART @ CHC

I am in the process of moving all the photo sets I have posted here to my other site, ART@CHC.  The most recent addition to that site is my New York City gallery, which has some of the photos originally posted here, as well as some new ones and a few very, very old ones.

I am also in the process of making ART@CHC more mobile-friendly as well.  If experience is any guide, that is going to take me a while.  In the meantime, all visits are appreciated.

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Sue Ellen’s Favorite

Silvia Saunders Peony - (C) CHCollins 2019I believe its name is Silvia Saunders (or a very close relative) and it was developed in 1921.


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Snow and Tell

To close out the year, I have (finally) added another photo gallery to ART@CHC, titled Shots at Large: Winter.  We get little enough snow here that, when it does fall, I am often inspired to go out shooting.  The current collection comprises the 12 most interesting shots from the past 20 years of my winter walkabouts.  More to the point, these are the few shots that I didn’t get bored with after hours of scanning, editing, etc.

I will be ringing in the new year with a new lightweight camera and lens (948 grams total) and a new desktop computer (it weighs a lot more).  My 2009 Windows 7 PC cannot run the 2019 version of Photoshop — and Windows 7 support will end in one year — so it was time to bite the bullet and get a new machine rather than upgrade the old one.  I am not looking forward to the task of migrating all my programs and files, a first-world problem by any definition.

As a lovely year-end parting gift to my faithful readers, here is a bonus shot that does not appear in my Winter gallery.  This is the road leading out of our neighborhood, one that demands low gear and a tight grip on the wheel on snowy days.  I hope that you and yours enjoy safe travels in the year ahead.

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