some of the more mathematical

I love a good bloom
this might be the very bird that was getting too close for comfort

oh I forgot

I almost forgot why I keep BLOGGING

because it's FUN and also

life of vincent

so as I may or may not have alluded to in a prior post, I recently got back 13 rolls of film in bulk from an Oregonian lab. These are from the second (if ordered alphabetically)(if you could alphabetize a roll of film) roll. One of the rolls was long lost from when boy was but a slight child of 0 years old. It was an abbreviated roll, only 16 pictures. I saw some of the shots and thought well I've come a long way from those days, photographically speaking. And I wonder if I have or not. I try to be thoughtful and ... I try to take shots with an intent, but you can't have a masterpiece for every 125th of a second I think I'm getting at. I guess you can just build and build and build and hope that what happens is worthwhile. I've been happy so far so I continue, if haphazardly. Obviously the days of internet adulation have tapered off, so it's not the "likes" and "comments" that keep me going. Who even blogs anymore anyways? There's an app for that, if you will. Oh well I guess I'm just an internet dinosaur stuck in my own stupid rut.


nc field

I was walking around in this field-- there were those hunting shelters everywhere, like the kind that are elevated, wooden and hastily constructed. Plus these huge buzzards were circling me and at one point one was so close I actually flinched. It was spooky.


with that, 1/13 is down

posted in its entirety. These few were from our old townhouse, which luckily we've moved into an old house with our own yard and whatnot. I am really liking homeownership. I wonder if those economic models that are like rent v. buy take into account how great it feels to not be renting a lousy apartment for the 10th straight year. I was getting pretty down about that, especially with the two fully viable offspring in tow.

time to unkink the blog hose for all my internet bros lol

 straight on is always better or is it? That charcoal stained white brick sure does lend itself to middle grey averaging. Glory!

 As does wet weathered wood
 why? The bench surface was poured concrete with those three tubes in negative in the interior. Like room for conduit or whatever.

I like to read wikipedia-- who knows if it's all true or not. Kind of besides the point. But anyhow I learned one day that I was not three hours from the birthplace of John Coltrane, the town, Hamlet (allegedly) is like due south of my address and one of my favorite things is to drive to little towns by the scenic route and try to creep out the locals with my equipment and wardrobe and sneak photos and beers, the former by the dozens and the latter by the few, especially when solo. Best to stay under .08 which I try to stay pretty strict about. It was a rainy day and the town smelled like diesel (it's a railroad switching town or something of the sort), which I may have relayed in a past post. But I took a few pictures. Didn't see the saxophone statue but JC kind of booked it ASAP out of town with the Navy I think it was (again, allegedly) and maybe didn't send any love back, like ever. So maybe they're salty, or maybe they aren't aware, or maybe I just missed it. But I think I consider him one of the best to ever do it (it in this case being American art of any stripe) so it was cool to go pay my respects, however disrespectfully.
Just got 13 rolls back from the lab (Citizens in Portland mail order) and only like half of them appear damaged so points to Citizens? I should have been a welder or something.
Hope everyone's cool!


low key



pp in dc?

surely that's some other kind of pine in our fine nation's capital.

bake sale the sequel

not too bad

been learning the guitar and reading a lot - it's kind of relaxed the fact that I can't get to a darkroom. When you can't do A just do B I guess. There's plenty in the world you can do. We'll get there some day (IE when all the chemicals and other supplies are out of production)

bake sale


The offer continues to stand

if you'd like to be pen pals send me a quick email stating as much to 50backflips@gmail.com. I'll start the correspondence-- like a free trial. However know that reciprocity rules. Art bits, long sentences, boring sentences, I'll mail you stamps, coupons, tips and tricks, etc.



Zachary Taylor, 12th US President and Mexican American War hero, spent the 4th of July, 1850 at the then under construction Washington Monument listening to speeches.  It was a hot day and he ate "an enormous" quantity of raw vegetables, cherries, and iced milk. He died five days later from acute intestinal discomfort. Your historical trivia for the day! Book club: When in Rome, right? Currently reading a book about the civil war - Battlecry of Freedom. Supposedly the definitive one volume account of the civil war. I was hoping for a more in depth look at old Abe but I guess it'll get to that. Anyways something to vibe on when you're on a segway tour right?


now with twice as much money down the drain


some old winter trees of some sort, with an ominous sky really

honestly otherwise why even bother with any of this

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like facebook's target audience

F**h the singular

in case you're trying to be google negative, or rather like google neutral

dc flavor

come to think of it this is a pretty nice shot

bucyrus erie

one time my brother and I had to form a team for a competitive venture. We had to have a team name, and I don't know how but brilliance struck: Half man half half assed man. Neither of us was either, which was pretty appropriate. It was just in general. I sometimes think of how fearsome a twosome we are and how we're divided by a nation of distance. It's too bad really. Love you Scott. Happy for your house purchase!

new tags tonight!

dare you to live in there, somehow

beat old rotten bleachers

this ones for all those tone junkies out there

ocean city is a nice jam man for real


3rd consecutive grammy nominated blog post



2015-16 final tally

I've always won more than I've lost on these but just barely this year. We'll see how I rebound next year.


from the road!

I love it when they call me big papa, throw a fish in the air, or eat a big pear.