It’s been several weeks since I posted photos, and for that I apologize. I had a lot of things to sort through following my father’s passing -still am, actually- and just needed to take a break from quite a few things.
One thing I did do during that time was pick up a new camera (well, new for me): a Canon 5D Mark IV. I did so last evening, but didn’t get a chance to get outside and test it due to some nasty weather in the area. Well, that and I wanted to watch The Empire Strikes Back for the thousandth time, but that’s beside the point.
So, this evening as I was heading home from the grocery store, I decided to test the camera out at a cemetery halfway between the house and store in Wakefield, MA. The following four images are the result of said tests. Suffice to say, I’m really liking this new purchase.
January 2020 will be the launch of a few new directions for me in terms of photography. I will share the news once the new year comes around.
The annual Boston Wounded Vet Bike Run was held today, starting in Revere and working its way through several North Shore communities that included Melrose and Wakefield. Starting in 2011, the annual Boston Wounded Vet Run is dedicated to different veterans. All proceeds raised go towards housing modifications to suite a comfortable living for the disabled veteran.
To learn more about this event, and to donate, please visit their website by clicking here.
After much consideration, I have decided to put the second book for this year on indefinite hold, possibly cancelled altogether. The first book sold exactly one copy, which didn’t amount to much in terms of donations to the IRC (a $50 contribution has been made, however, this past Friday). Should any additional sales materialize, the sales proceeds will continue to be contributed to the IRC.
It was great fun to produce and work on this project for the past 16 months, and I was -for the first time in a long time- quite hopeful when it was done that the work could be used to help others. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out that way.
Who knows? Maybe things will turn around and I will delve into the project again, or maybe I will just keep posting photos here and donate on my own. But for now, there will be no second book in 2017 or perhaps anytime after that.
Thank you to everyone who did offer their support. It meant all the difference. -SF