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

Hillbilly Shack

One great thing about visiting my girlfriend out at the manor is that there almost always is something to aim the camera at. In May and June I sure did have some fun when the neighbors there got busy in the paddock. These images have been posted previously at the old blog at Nouw, but you too deserve to get some amusement from the mini series called The Hillbilly Shack, so here they are with the oringinal captions and all, of course in the correct order.

Mobile home redneck style…
It appears the hillbillies have decided to become resident, if this isn’t a shotgun style house I don’t know what is…

The term “shotgun” is a reference to the idea that if all the doors are opened, a shotgun blast fired into the house from the front doorway will fly cleanly to the other end and out at the back…
Looks like I’ll be able to get an entire series out of the hillbilly shack. Today they’re waterproofing the roof…
Another installment in the continuing story of the hillbilly shack, hinges are being mounted for a possible door. The shack is now slightly less unhinged…
The construction work at the hillbilly shack is now at last resuming. This part of the job do look kind of less safe.
You want me to put that little wormlike thingie where? It’s a hillbilly yuck moment…

Proposition

There is no end to the variation in tasks and assignments as a photographer. Most of the afternoon today has been devoted to choosing and editing images for the city budget proposition for next year from the local chapter of an opposition party. Of course the little model got to be included.