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Friday, 18 November 2016

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Mike -- you're losing it, my friend. "The weather is beautiful," you say, but you are going to spend the weekend crouched over na hot laptop and screen, working out settings.

Mike, you do that all winter! In the meantime, collect some bright, happy landscapes to lighten the winter gloom! Not much time left for that!

Meanwhile, here in the tropics, we have a pleasant, cloudy day but sooner or later, the sun will break through for a scorcher! LOL.

Cheers, Geoff

Ha! I've seen it with my own eyes! I can't remember if I took a photo of it, though I do recall the quaint inscription. (I don't mean quaint in a derogatory way, but you couldn't ask for something more of it's time.) Like most cast bronze statuary, the low contrast between shadow and highlights hide the sculptor's insight. The illustration you give above is really well lit, and does a nice job of showing off Mr. Scott's skill.

Happy birthday M. Daguerre!

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Ha! Geoff beat me to it... get outside!!

How ironic then that today--Louis Daguerre's birthday--I should receive my copy of Keith Davis's The Origins of American Photography - From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate!

OT:
The Barnes Museum in Philly currently is exhibiting French photography from the Impressionist period.
http://www.barnesfoundation.org/exhibitions/live-and-life-will-give-you-pictures

My wife and I visited the Barnes yesterday. Our expectations were low, given prior Barnes special exhibitions. Well exceeded! For anyone in the metropolitan region, it is well worth it.

How's your weather? We were coat-less yesterday afternoon, but after dinner at Blue Corn in the Italian Market, we drove home in buffeting winds, and near home, snow!

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