Poverty

It’s been dreadfully quiet here for a while and for that I am sorry. Due to the Chinese affliction there has been absolutely nothing to work with and to top it all off I got this years pension statement, that pesky document where you can see how big (or rather small) the pension will be when you retire. Talk about getting a cold shower when I opened the envelope to discover that the government somehow had cut my funds with two thirds from last year! Not only has my current economy taken a massive dive the last year and a half, when I retire I will do so in poverty.

So, I have been rather busy with beginning to build me a retirement fund where the authorities can’t put their greedy hands on the money, I’ve been going in a new direction with crypto to build a long term earning with staking. After all, there are ways of earning as much as a smashing 200% or more annual interest on staked funds and there are plenty of reliable places to do it enabling me to stay clear of all the scammers there are out there. I have found that it is possible to quadruple my funds in a single months and with 9 years to retirement I will be able to stay clear of poverty.

As for pohotography I will never let it go, after 45 years with system cameras I’m somewhat addicted to shooting and will continue to give you great imagery. Hopefully with the spring coming with warmer weather and more sun I’ll be able to get some great new shots. In the meanwhile please feel free to join the Street Photography Katrineholm group on Facebook.

Rear End

Honestly, aren’t people able to read and understand at all these days? I went about and started a Facebook group called Street Photography Katrineholm and in both the groups description and rules clearly stated the images posted should be street photography from the city of Katrineholm and even gave a short explanation of what street photography is. A bunch of members joined, so far so good, but then it all went sideways.

Last time I looked The Eiffel Tower was located in Paris, France, and Manila street vendors could be found in The Philipines. At least these were street photography photos although they weren’t even shot in the right country. Then there were a shot of a snow covered road in the woods (no people), shoots of beaches (no people) and an assortment of sunset shots (no people).

Really? Is the concept of street photography really so hard to grasp? And is it so hard to look on a map (or Google) to find out where different locations are in the world?

If you’d like to enjoy some street photography please feel free to join the group below. It is a Swedish group, but imagery are without language.

Street Photography Katrineholm

Cinematic Currency

There are a couple of movies with the name Tron, but as far as I know the crypto currency with the same name has nothing or little to do with the movie. The crypto Tron (TRX) though has proven to one of the more stable currencies and now that Bitcoin (BTC) has become unusable for small investors it is also far more interesting. In addition, where the transfer fees on BTC are beyond rude TRX has very modest (if any) fees.

Recently I signed up for and invested in a high yield investment program utilizing Tron, Trx Forever, and it has proven to work beautifully. I invested 10 TRX to begin with, just feel the program, and in 1 week I could withdraw my principal without a hitch (the withdrawal was carried out instantly). So I reinvested those 10 TRX back into the program and lo and behold, another week later I had a profit of 20 TRX which I withdrew.

Trx Forever

At this point I reinvested another 10 TRX and kept my principal making me breaking even, from now on it will be just profit as I will keep taking out more than I put in. In another week I’ll be withdrawing 30 TRX and put 10 TRX back in giving me a working investment earning me dough of 40 TRX. I’ll keep doing this for a while until I have some major funds so I can put a little into their second plan which pays 15% daily instead of 12%. I may very well raise the investment amount in the lesser plan as well once I’m seeing some real profit to speed things up a bit.

Minimum investment on the lesser plan is 1 TRX which means that basically anyone can get going without it costing an arm and a leg. The greater plan has a minimum investment of 1001 TRX and when I’m in there I will have two investments working simultaneously earning me more TRX. The 12-15% daily are supposedly for life, but programs like these tend to disappear sooner or later although I’m keeping my fingers crossed it won’t, so it should be during the lifespan of the site.

If you don’t have any TRX you most likely have another crypto and can easily swap some of that in your wallet to get what you need. Myself I’m using FaucetPay to hold my TRX (and other currencies).

Remember to never invest money you can’t afford to lose!

Color of the year 2021

Every year Pantone selects which color that is the color of the year which influences purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and graphic design. As a photographer I have to in some extent follow this when adding images to stock image exchanges to increase sales. Last year the chosen color was Classic Blue.

However not all home design companies are aware of these trending colors which I realized when I needed cushions for my kitchen chairs and went to the local store of the Rusta chain. There was absolutely nothing what so ever in the color blue among their home furnishing/design items. So much for me trying to be trendy

The color of the year 2021 is actually two colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Guess it’ll be a lot of sunflowers and dandelions shot this year.

Yellowhammer

It’s been rather quiet at my end for a while. The cold weather’s been wreaking havoc on my back and joints so not a lot of shooting. I defied the cold today though and found a spot with loads of yellowhammers, I’ll be going back with a lens better suited for the purpose and the tripod when I get a chance.

Bite Me!

Betfury looked like a nice setup, a chance to earn some satoshis without too much effort. Right!

They have a box option to claim free satoshis every 20 minutes and until yesterday the amount available to claim was 10 satoshi. They also have boxes available to invest and earn from, among others one that appears to be available for free members to invest in where you can earn 7% in 7 days or 10% in 30 days from 7,500 satoshi.

So I went about claiming to get those 7,500 without making any deposit, that’s 750 claims. Then cam the day when I had the funds gathered in my account and now came the first cold shower. To purchase a box you first have to stake 80,000 satoshi in the games at the site!

I’m not a gambling man, so I figured that I’d withdraw the funds as they have a minimum withdrawal of 5,000 satoshi just to find out they have a withdrawal fee of 7,500 satoshi which I think is an obscene amount to charge for withdrawing. However I thought to myself that I’ll keep claiming and by the time I had made another 250 claims they suddenly changed the claim amount to 5 satoshi, they cut it in half.

By now I am rather fed up with this site and go to withdraw, with all the effort put in I do want something in return, just to learn that I have to have the minimum amount to withdraw plus the withdrawal fee in my account. That’s 12,500 satoshis that has to be there which means another 500 claims after they’ve cut the claim amount in half!

At this point I would like to say “blow me”, but they have already screwed me sideways so instead it will be:

BITE ME!!!

For those of you who do gamble you can find Betfury here

Withdrawal

I am experiencing a strong sense of withdrawal of sorts, the Chinese affliction can’t go away soon enough so there will be concerts and events allowing me to do what I’m supposed to do. Being an event photographer has been pure hell the last year with absolutely nothing to work with.

Here’s a shot of Peter Halldén of JD Miller live in Borås, Sweden, in May 2014.