Sunday, September 7, 2008

Picture of the Week

Today starts our new schedule at work which means that instead of working 16-hour shifts on Monday, I will now be working a 16-hour shift on Sunday and another on Wednesday along with a Thursday evening shift and, until we get up to staff, six hours on Mondays thrown in for good measure. Overall it's not a bad schedule at all but it's going to require a little bit of creative thinking on my part when it comes to posts as blogging is strictly forbidden at work. That means I need to do some pretty simple posts on Sundays and Wednesdays and will do my best to catch up to everyone else the following days - provided I didn't try to sneak in an extra shift down at my second job somewhere in between all this!

After giving it some thought, I've decided to start my own weekly feature on Sundays called "Picture of the Week" as it will be quick and easy - once I decide what picture I want to use - and additionally gives me a good reason to go out and take more photos! Basically, I need a hobby (photography) to help out with my hobby (blogging)! Not a bad deal, eh?

This week's picture is going to be one that I took in relation to my Saturday post about Fort Griswold. I took this shot the night I was out taking other pictures of the battlefield from the legal side of the gate being that the park closes at sunset and even though the gates were standing wide open (I don't think they're ever closed), I wanted to respect the hallowedness of the grounds as well as obey the laws of the State of Connecticut. Besides, an awful lot of people died on that battlefield and who knows what might be out there? Exploring after hours might be cool but not by myself!

Our Flag Was Still Standing
Obviously this picture was doctored up a little bit as it was pretty dark out on the battlefield and in the original you can barely see the flag and definitely not the grounds around it. I went with this shade of tinting as it seemed night-like and, what can I say?, I like purple! So, what do you think? All comments are greatly appreciated!

Everyone have a great Sunday and I will do my best to get to blog rounds either late Sunday night or Monday evening - depending upon whether my visiting cheeky Brit has finally shown up or not; she's got me on pens and needles wondering when she will show up!


  1. Crikey Linda you have a pretty full schedule there, and then you have Claire coming to visit!!!

  2. you're not busy are you??? oh my gosh linda, that schedule would absolutely kill me... good luck honey! and tell red "hey!"

    smiles, bee

  3. To me your schedule stinks. I always hated 16 hour shifts. Good money, but!

    I love your photograph doctored or not. You are getting very good at this you know.

    You aren't working your birthday are you? That would be a cruel thing for the boss to do. Have a great day and week Linda. Big hug. :)

  4. I think that is way cool...kind of gives it an eery feel to it. Very interesting. Good luck with the new rotation....sounds ugly to me...having worked 12hr rotating shifts for many years....

  5. They are getting you to work hard, Linda.

  6. 16 hours shifts.. geez.. how do you keep your witts about you.. my goodness.... More days off to blog then.. ha ha ha... that is funny..not really but it is in a sick sort of way

  7. Anonymous4:21 PM EDT

    OY VEY! That's one heckova schedule! How many more days til the beach trip?

    Wonder what's happening the day after tomorrow?

  8. Anonymous4:24 PM EDT

    Sorry, but not very appealing to me. looks forced, over-contrived. And I think to me...that take on the picture serves no honor of that hallowed ground. I also consider the flag coloring to be borderline desecration. I don't like being a critic, but you asked.

  9. And I was going to suggest you do Sunday Stealing! :)

    Great photo! Survive your 16!

  10. Great photo, Linda. All those hours at work, not so great.

    How do you do it? I couldn't hack it.

    Take care!

  11. I know what you mean about rough schedules. It never seems like I'm all that busy, but then I get in the middle of doing stuff and before you know it, I run out of time.

    Hang in there!

    I like the way the trees look in that photo, and the red around the flag is really odd. Nice job!

  12. I like the picture. I don't like you working so hard, though.

  13. I'll be darned! I left a comment and it didn't post...
    Shoot. Anyway, I wanted to tell you I love the photo.
    (And pooh on Anonymous)

  14. Anonymous4:42 AM EDT

    This picture came out quite good, your photoshop skills enhance it nicely, nice one. Take it easy on the blogging, we'll always come back and keep checking up though, hehe.


  15. Anonymous4:19 AM EDT

    photograph is excellent and very creative photoshot you have taken out.
    first blog seen on the law protectors
    Keep smiling


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