Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos: Blog http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog en-us (C) Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos elcheo@swcp.com (Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos) Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:55:00 GMT Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:55:00 GMT http://photos.tandlphotos.com/img/s/v-5/u241939972-o976233838-50.jpg Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos: Blog http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog 120 80 Trashy Crow http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/trashy-crow

 

This crow was pulling trash out of the trash bin around the corner from Pets Mart and throwing it all over the sidewalk. I only had my carry camera with a 40mm lens on me, so when I tried to get close to the crow, he flew up on the building and cussed at me until I backed away from the trash bin. Hence he would fly back down and resume pulling trash out of the bin. I tried a few more times to sneak up on him while he was preoccupied, but each time he noticed I was closer and flew back up on the parapet and rained his crow curses down upon me. I finally had to settle for wide shots from a long way off. I zoomed in 200% in camera raw to show the trashy crow at work. 

 

 

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/tie-me-up-tie-me-down

Rosencrantz and Spunk

 

 

If you are familiar with Pedro Almodóvar's movie of the same name, you will know there is no similarity between our cats in ties and the movie. But it's a great title for both the movie and our curious kitties helping us sort through ties. We can't get out any clothing , especially ties, without Spunk and the other cats getting in the middle of the action, trying things on, and eating them if we are not watchful.


Sasha

 

Spunk

 

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Dawn @ 17, Dusk @ 40 http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/dawn-17-dusk-40

Dawn @ 17º F x 17mm

 

Dawn @ 17º F x 33mm

 

Dusk @ 40º F x 40mm

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Cute Coot http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/cute-coot

American Coot on the Rio Grande

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Golden Showers http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/golden-showers

Spunk was here!

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Synchronized Sleeping http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/synchronized-sleeping

Silver and Lola getting in a little synchronized sleeping

 

Drone view

 

Lola's awakened by the presents of a pesky paparazzo

 

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Broken Water http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/broken-water

 

 

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On the 97th Day... http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/on-the-97th-day

A puddle from rain after 96 consecutive days without precipitation.

 

Buzzed by a crane

 

The landing

 

Snow on the Sandias

 

Cranes standing around in the swallows of the Rio Grande

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elcheo@swcp.com (Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos) art cranes light lighting photography rain sandias http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/on-the-97th-day Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:03:27 GMT
Corn http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/corn

Popcorn of phone at 20:55.

 

One my way home last night I was flipping between radio stations to avoid commercials, when I came across a local talk show discussing iPhone addiction among teenagers in response to some of Apple's shareholders suggesting Apple take on the role of the parents and do something about iPhone addition among young people.  A woman who had called into the show was saying that her 16 year old daughter was using her iPhone so much that her daughter would "lose consciousness". She mentioned in passing that "Everyone knows if you leave a kernel of popcorn on an iPhone it will pop from the radiation!" I'm thinking this woman is a troll who is so full of corn there is no room left for the BS. I could imagine the talk show host rolling his eyes while the woman went on about all the harm iPhones do to people. It seems only iPhones are bad in her mind, as there was no mention of smart phones in general. When the talk show host asked her if her daughter still has her iPhone. The woman said she did — maybe the woman hates her daughter and is trying to kill her off with an iPhone.

We got home a little before 9:00 pm last night, and the first thing I did was grab a kernel of popcorn and stick on my iPhone. I picked up the phone at 05:30 this morning to turn off the alarm and the popcorn rolled off, unpopped. I put the kernel back on the phone and went about my morning chores. When I went in to get my phone at 06:47, the kernel still hadn't popped, and after photographing my iPhone with the yet to pop kernel of popcorn, I got distracted and walked back to the kitchen, leaving the phone on the nightstand with the kernel of popcorn on it. I fully intended to go back and get my phone, but I got distracted again, and left for work without it. I discovered I had left my iPhone at home, with the popcorn on it, when I got to the office.

I got home at 4:35 pm, and the first thing I did was go to the bedroom to check on the popcorn kernel. It could have been the radiation or it could be the Spectre exploit, but not only had the kernel finally popped, a mutated cornstalk had grown out of the popped kernel of corn. It was a hideous sight, and goes to show how our evil iPhones are turning us into mutant GMO beings controlled by the likes of the Spectre super bug.

 

The kernel of popcorn unpopped at 06:47 after sitting on my iPhone for nearly 10 hours

 

Surprise! Popped corn wth mutant cornstalk that had grown out of it.

 

Popped corn after sitting 19.5 hours on my iPhone.

 

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Drought Stricken Triathlon http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/drought-stricken-triathlon

 

With no precipitation for over 90 consecutive days in the middle Rio Grande Valley, "Run, Bike, Swim" turned into "Run with a bike in a dry swimming pool!"

 

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Way To Fe http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/way-to-fe

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Kinda Like a Photo http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/kinda-like-a-photo

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Jugging, Cuteness, Kitty Control Energy Dissipator http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/jugging-cuteness-kitty-control-energy-dissipator

Sasha jugging

 

Spunk putting on the cute

 

Trying out the kitty Control Energy Dissipator

 

Laurie got this photo of two cats and a paparazzo

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Morning Glow http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/morning-glow

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You're Bothering Me Boy! http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/youre-bothering-me-boy

Silver hammocking

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elcheo@swcp.com (Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos) anasazi beans art cats hammock hammocking light lighting photography silver http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/youre-bothering-me-boy Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:21:19 GMT
Super Moonset http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/super-moonset

 

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Seagull & Crow http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/1/seagull-crow

 

A seagull was flying around the parking lot at the grocery store. It finally landed on a light pole. A crow soon joined it and gave it an ear full. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adiós 2017 http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/12/adi-s-2017

The last pink of 2017

 

The last sunset of 2017

 

The last photo of a beaver swimming of 2017

 

The last glow of 2017

 

One day short of a Blue Moon — only 98.8% full

 

The last moon over trees shot of 2017

 

The last moon shadow shot of 2017

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The Year in Review — I Kissed a Calf (I didn’t like it) http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/12/the-year-in-review-i-kissed-a-calf-i-didn-t-like-it

 

There were some good times and high points in an otherwise difficult year. Envy and intolerance bring out evil in what you thought were otherwise good people. While the trend seems to be reviewing photos and quotes blogged over the year, I don’t see any reason to rehash old posts. But since it seems to be a good idea to have something that summarizes the year, enter the Average White Boys (AWB), and the Cute Cuddly Calf Band (CCCB). With a little prodding, they gave me inspiration and helped me put together a parody video that is a good allegory for 2017 in review. Its off key innuendos, delivered in perfect compás, are light hearted, humorous metaphors for anyone who got a lot of undeserving BS in 2017.

 

 

I Kissed a Calf
Music by Katy Perry
Lyrics by Timothy Price
Vocals by the AWB
Calves by the CCCB

 

I was simply walking by your fence, I heard you tooting
I looked, you caught my eye you know, you’re so good looking
It’s not what we are use to, but we had to give it a try
It was interspecies curiosity that caught our attention.

 

I kissed a calf I didn’t like it
The sloppy taste of hairy bovine
I kissed a calf just to try it
Ugh a big wet tongue was behind it
It’s just so wrong
There’s nothing right
This bovine romance has to end tonight
I kissed a calf I didn’t like it (I didn’t like it).

 

So now I feel you’re not the same, what does it matter?
You are just a four legged game, just messing with nature
It’s not what guys and cows do, not how we should behave
Was I confused or what, you know you taste like hay.

 

I kissed a calf I didn’t like it
The sloppy taste of hairy bovine
I kissed a calf just to try it
Ugh a big wet tongue was behind it
It’s just so wrong
There’s nothing right
This bovine romance has to end tonight
I kissed a calf I didn’t like it (I didn’t like it).

 

You calves seemed kind of magical
Hairy skin, rough lips, not kissable
Big tongue is not so touchable
If you ask me I’ll deny it
Is it a big deal or innocent?

 

I kissed a calf I didn’t like it
The sloppy taste of hairy bovine
I kissed a calf just to try it
Ugh a big wet tongue was behind it
It’s just so wrong
There’s nothing right
This bovine romance has to end tonight
I kissed a calf I didn’t like (I didn’t like it).

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Sliding http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/12/sliding

 

With all of Laurie's family in town, Liz and Leah pulled out slides, a projector and a slide sorter, and we all gathered and partook in the retro-family-activity of sliding. We got through several boxes of slides from the 50's, 60's and 70's with much nostalgia for Laurie, her sisters and parents, and much amusement, with spots of hilarity, for husbands and the boys. All of us had great fun looking back at times gone by.

 

 

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