Boy, that was some break!

I’m back!

At the end of last year I said I’d be back in January. Well, here it is, the end of April, and I’m finally posting again.

I won’t bore you by going into why I haven’t posted, but I’ll be posting again on a regular basis. See you soon!

Who knew WordPress provided an end-of-year report?

I said I wouldn’t post anything until January, but I wasn’t expecting WP to write a post for me!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I’m over Etsy.

I’ve tried my best for a couple of years, but it’s time to face the truth: my shop on Etsy is going nowhere. I’ve put it in vacation mode and will be closing officially on New Year’s Eve.

I’m still a photographer; nothing can change that.

This blog, and TheiPhoneographyBlog.wordpress.com, will remain active. I don’t plan on posting to either again until early next year. Maybe I’ll post more often now that the pressure to be a financial success is off my shoulders.

Thanks for reading this. Thanks following me. I’ll be back in a few weeks.

Arrrgggh…

That feeling when you realize that, during a computer overhaul, you accidentally deleted 200 fall photos…

So I decided I needed a little photography break, but now it’s over.

Fall Leaves – Peaking Soon

I’m trying to merge my schedule, peak fall color, and the weather report to find the best day to head up to Williamsburg and the Colonial Parkway to shoot some fall color. Tomorrow’s out, as I have two meetings and there’s a 90% chance of rain. Friday through Monday, however, with forecasted temps in the low 60’s and partly cloudy-to-sunny skies, looks promising.

The rocket blew up …

No rocket photos, but at least I got some nice sunsets I’ll post tomorrow.

Rocket Launch

I’m going over to Norfolk tonight to photograph a rocket launch. It’s another chance to break out the 80-200 and see what it can do.

I don’t know what to expect; I’ve never seen a launch. If I get anything good I’ll post it here tomorrow.

100 Followers!

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I never thought I’d see the day.

Fall Photography

Color photo, park bench during the fall season.Here in southeastern Virginia, the leaves on a few trees are starting to turn color here and there.

It’s pathetic.

It’s fall! I want to see fall color!

I’m thinking about heading up towards DC later this week. It might actually look (and feel) like fall up there.

As always, comments are welcome. I’d like to know that someone, somewhere, is actually reading my posts.

PayPal Commits Suicide

As of November 18, consumers who use PayPal to make a purchase will have up to 180 days to return items for a full refund.

That’s nuts. Why would PayPal promise something — a six month return period — no sane person would think reasonable?

Two words: Apple Pay.

PayPal knows what the future holds, and it’s not pretty. They know that whenever Apple enters a new market — in this case, electronic payments — they tend to steamroller the competition. Just ask Motorola or BlackBerry what happened to them after the first iPhones went on sale in 2007.

So, how does this new policy effect you?

That depends. If you never use PayPal for purchases, you may decide to start. If you already use PayPal to buy things, you just got an early birthday present.

As a business owner, however, I will no longer accept PayPal. I believe many businesses will join me before November 18.

PayPal may just have committed suicide in order to stay alive.