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A rainy ride

Rain, rain, rain. It seems all we get is rain. We have had a beautiful fall, but whenever I get a chance to ride, it is raining. Grrr!

I took a chance today and ignored the weather maps and the drizzle falling out of the sky. The Grinner was waiting. She jumped at the touch of key and throttle.

I used the excuse of the need to get something from the local photo shop to do something besides work on Photoshop. Riding down Brevard Road feeling water hit my face, I tried to convince myself it was water blowing off the windshield. It worked until I saw cars coming at me with their wipers working over time.

The weather did not matter to me though, the bike was running and tires humming. My face was smiling and I could feel my shoulders loosen.

Riding the Parkway, I started to think about a story I have been working. Jason, one of the protagonists, is going to have a chapter all to himself. He needs to think about his motivation and the woman he is falling in love with. He may wonder about her and the bad guy they after, after all like most charismatic bad guys he is attractive and beguiling.

My musing had brought me to the  photo shop. These guys at Ball Photo and Supply (http://www.ballphotosupply.com/Rental.html) (This app does not allow me to embed links, I'll smooth it out when I get home on the desk top.) are a fantastic resource for beginner to Pro. Whenever I go there, I get so much more than what I bought. They ooze knowledge, and more importantly patience. More customers were coming in, so it was time for me to leave.

I stopped at another store. The cashier saw the Grinner and me and made the deduction the I was riding it. Smart girl. She said it was kind of a rough day to ride. I could not believe what she said. I replied, "It was a fine day to be out riding." She asked, "Really?" I winked at her.

More rain was coming down, so I tried to fashion my bandana as a mask to protect my sensitive face from the rain bullets falling from the sky. It worked except my glasses were getting fogged up with every breath.

My grin still did not fade, though. I thought through some more of Jason's chapter. Then I let my mind wonder a little and planned my next shoot. This one will be at home taking a picture of a photo negative of train track. I took the picture with the TX and want to transfer it to digital.

I have tried to do this once by using the monitor as a back light, but did not take into account the dots that are the display. They created matrix of black dots throughout the whole image. This time I will use a sheet of white paper as a filter.


Gotta and give it try!


olc

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