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Selfies My Way — The Scruffy ‘COVID-19’ Look For Christmas 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.


Christmas Last Year. Very different look!


I typically take a SELFIE-MY-WAY around Christmas just to prove to myself that I made it to another Christmas.

This was NOT planned. Happened to see myself in a mirror. Camera, for a change, was HANDY. So, here. I am NOT used to going unshaved for long. Will have to shave now.

Merry Christmas 2020. Cheers.


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How Was This Picture Taken — How Is It Possible?

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This appeared in my Facebook timeline yesterday. I, being the photo-taker I am, immediately noticed that something was amiss. Yes, I know who it is, but that is not important.

Wow. Look at the SLOPE on the water — and even worse the citiscape behind him (and I think it is Dubai or Kuwait or somewhere in that area).

He is perfectly straight and the the retaining wall he is standing in front of his perfectly level.

Then how is the background so tilted? We are talking close to 30°.

I really don’t think it is PhotoShopped! If it is we have ‘problems’.

Well, this picture defeated I.

See what YOU can make of it.

Cheers.


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This Is Quintessential New Hampshire — Black Friday, 2018.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


In Barnstead, New Hampshire — next door to where “Sawyer’s Christmas Open House” is held. Yes, it is an active church and I think it is called North Barnstead Church.


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Gordon Webster, Once The Queen’s Piper, Of Late Of Concord (NH), Passed Away On March 29, 2018.

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Click to ENLARGE. From my 1999 ‘NH Highland Games’ program. I got to know him around this time.


Crop of HIS Facebook picture.


The Facebook message.



I happened, by chance, to hear the sad news on WMUR (Channel 9) news this morning. It was quite a shock. I had no idea that he had been that sick — or for that long. Though we were at best but nodding acquaintances I would have gone and seen him. He was quite the man.

I first met him at the ‘NH Highland Games‘, in Loon, probably around 1999 (given that he emigrated to NH in 1998). I would invariably say ‘hello’ and a few words. A few years later he started playing — or bringing some of his students — to the LaconiaMulticultural Day‘, which I attended, assiduously. I would chat to him there. The Laconia event was less hectic in those days. I, like now, was very homesick and wanted, desperately, to go back. He would tell me that I was crazy and that life was better in the U.S.!

I remember the role he — and for that matter, Denis Carr, of ‘The Brigadoons’ — played at the obviously memorable 2011 Highland Games, which took place on the weekend of 9/11. It was a very ‘charged’ game. I wrote this, in a post here, in 2012. You should read it. It talks about the 2001 Games as well as Gordon playing for the Queen in a sinking rowing boat!

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I also wrote about Gordon here — when I did a post about his son’s bagpipes getting confiscated by U.S. customs because of the ivory parts on the 1936 bagpipes.

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Great shame. A great loss.

I read some of his Facebook timeline. Wow. It had not been fun for him over the last couple of years.

I could not, for the world of me, find out how old Gordon was. Doing some extrapolations from comments associated with posted pictures I have a sinking feeling that he is much younger than I — which makes him quite young.

Gordon Webster, R.I.P.


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NOT The Picture Of The Day (Samsung NX500) III — October 21, 2016.

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Taken with a  Samsung NX500.

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Teischan (10) 2016 School Photo — Alton Central.

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50 Free Photo Prints At Amazon TODAY, September 22, 2016.

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Saw this on “Photo Rumor” this morning — since I check them every morning to see what is new and cooking.

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It, i.e., Promo Code, works.

Bummed CONSIDERABLY that Amazon never notified me of this. I am Amazon Prime …. Not funny.

Amazon Prints is SNAPFISH! Funny since I also have a SnapFish account.

Use this offer today. 

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Torsten Glaenzel An Exceptionally Brilliant Commercial Photographer.

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Another wonderful person I met ONLINE thanks to this blog. This is one of the joys of blogging like I do. You meet some really cool people.

Yesterday, Torsten left a ‘Like‘ and this comment ‘That looks great‘ against my “6 images for the day — December 3, 2015” post! Since I don’t (for reasons I have never understood) get many comments on my posts — though I average 700 HITS A DAY — I clicked on his blog. I was BLOWN AWAY.

To have Torsten saying my photos “looks great” is BEYOND a compliment. I am honored and humbled. THANK YOU, Torsten. You keep up the good work. I will TRY and learn from you.


Mitt Romney Holiday Picture With 47%er On Lap, Made Famous By MSNBC, Taken At Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro, N.H.?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I know roughly where his mansion is in Wolfeboro, N.H.

It is by Winter Harbor — near what used to be the quaint, sloping Wolfeboro (Lakes Region) Airport.

He has, for obvious reasons, never invited me to his place for ‘drinks’ (non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated) since I am, in his rich books, a 47%er. No harm. I wouldn’t have him around for drinks either. Given that I circulate in strange circles, I do, however, know folks who have been to his mansion. I gather he likes to give ladies ‘architectural’ tours of the house and show them all the bedrooms he has. Bully for him.

The Marriotts, fellow Mormons with the Mittens, have a palace close-by, with a HUGE, and I mean HUGE, granite, 3 berth boathouse. I have delivered takeout to them when I had WOWNH — Waiters on Water (WOW). Mittens never ordered any takeout.

Well that looks like Lake Winnipesaukee in the Summer for multiple reasons: the gray gabled roof on the boathouse, the lush greenery, the STONES all along the bank and the low hills in the background.

It is a shame he didn’t give Wolfeboro and our lake a plug in this picture.

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‘Pittsburgh’ By Very Gifted, Alton, N.H. Photographer John Bishop.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Pittsburgh skyline aerial

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