Critique Gordon's 2021 12 Month project - February Up

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After a few months knocking on the sky, I'm working to get back into a photo groove. Due to on-going health issues I have been having difficulty completing projects, so for this year I'm going for a monthly.

This year will be a one camera, one lens exercise. Using my X100F and available light, my plan is to post two to four monochrome images each month. A bit different for me this year, my subject matter will be myself and my day-to-day activities and any travel I might be able to do along the way.

As always, constructive commentary is welcome on any image I post.
 
I'm glad to see you taking on this challenge, Gordon! It'll keep you busy and preoccupied from time to time and get you out there with the camera. At those times when you don't feel up to doing it, no harm done, as there won't be the time frame pressure that there is in the other types of projects. Looking forward to seeing what you'll be showing us!
 
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Thanks Connie. I'm thinking dialing it down to monthly will let me complete a project this year. :)
 
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January

Modern Caveman (kinda, without the mass of hair on the head :whistle:)
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Oops Repair
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An apple a day...
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Gordo! It is so nice to see you posting again! I think a monthly challenge might be just the ticket for you, and you have presented us with very fine images for January. Very well done!
 

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Gordon, please forgive me for being late.
You've showed wonderful and powerful pictures this month.

I think I'll join the 12-months challenge too
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Gordon, please forgive me for being late.
You've showed wonderful and powerful pictures this month.

I think I'll join the 12-months challenge too
Klaus
Hi Klaus - no worries about timeliness, glad you dropped in. Thanks for the compliment, and I'll be looking to follow your project.
 
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Feb pics. More mundaneness from the life of Gordo.

Final coat of oil before conditioner.
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I'll try to get a better shot at some point, but I did finish the hiking stick and hiking staff. Butchered the stick a bit, ended up with a paracord wrap for a hand grip. Staff came out a lot better.
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Tempus Fugit.
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Out doing stuff and things.
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That's neat that you made your own hiking staff and stick! What's the difference between them, aside from the obvious height? Do they serve different purposes?

All of these are interesting, showing different things going on in your life, and that's good that you're getting back into the groove of photography again! You haven't lost your touch.....
 
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That's neat that you made your own hiking staff and stick! What's the difference between them, aside from the obvious height? Do they serve different purposes?

All of these are interesting, showing different things going on in your life, and that's good that you're getting back into the groove of photography again! You haven't lost your touch.....
Thanks Connie.

The different heights give me different options. The longer one works better crossing rougher terrain, streams, etc... and helps with clearing limbs and such out of my way. Over the years, I'm getting to where I prefer a staff over a stick. Sticks are getting to where I would almost prefer a proper cane.
 
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Connie, Terri - thank you. I don't get out as much, and certainly not as far, as I used to. But they are handy to have these days. I'm not as spry as I once was.
 

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