Blowing bubbles.

Experiments. In seeing and in developing and processing. That’s what I’m doing these days. Mostly it’s due to the new phone. It’s an okay phone but it’s a great camera. I almost feel like I no longer need cameras, DSLR, Mirrorless or even film bodies.

I doubt that will happen. Using a phone just doesn’t feel as good as it does using a camera. That matters. Cameras that are fun to shoot tend to get used a lot more than those are more work. Of course, a phone is easy to use. But, it just feels mechanical and sterile.

This picture?

It’s really simple. It’s a glass of cold water that is perspiring with condensation in a slightly warmer room. I saw it and didn’t even think about it. I reached for my phone and made a few pictures. Right there, on the spot, I developed and started to play with it.

I made it much darker than it was, after all it was a clear glass of water. When I layered it the blue emerged as did the red. I subtract rather than add to the photograph and often the color changes. The new color always surprises me.

Let me tell you about another surprise.

I had to leave a car in one place and get back to the farm while everyone in the house had commitments so I decided that I’d have a three hour adventure. I took a Greyhound bus back to Afton. I was pleasantly surprised. The bus stations are a little bleak, but the buses are not. They are modern, clean and the staff was great.

I may post some pictures. Remember how easy the phone is to pull out of my pocket and make a few pictures.


The seats are comfortable, but the area around the seat is cramped. Even with the seat, in what Greyhound calls a reclining position, I really never got comfortable.

There are electric plugs in between the seats. Only one worked. Luckily, I had two seats to myself. I think everybody did.

The WIFI was terrible. My phone actually was able to access the internet better using 5G. 5G sucks the battery down to zero pretty quickly, but as long as I had a power plug it didn’t matter.

Would I do it again? For sure. As long as I was taking a short ride.

I cannot imagine riding on an overnight bus to anywhere.



2 responses to “Mystic”

  1. allentimphotos2 Avatar

    It’s a great picture.
    I recently took a Greyhound bus from Boston to NYC and returned 4 days later. Your description of your bus matches mine. The trip each way was over 4 1/2 hours. Not unpleasant but I was glad to get off.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you, Tim. Exactly. One thing I would say is that many people denigrate Greyhound. My fellow travelers were fine, the staff was great and the bus was modern.

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