Here I Go Again

Winter Moon In Black and White

When I first started blogging several years ago, I had only one site which was and is  Somewhere along the line, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to add this one to showcase my poetry.  However, seven years ago, I decided to do an about face and again consolidate all my meanderings on the original site. has, over time, been relatively successful and continues to provide me with an outlet for my rhetorical ramblings. But, although not active, I left Inklings open in case I might some day find a use for it.  And now, I think I have.

I have always enjoyed looking at and admiring photography, without ever having an inclination to create any.  But I am now rethinking that.  I have no training and do not even pretend to be skilled in the art. But when I see something I like, I have a desire to try and capture it, on my cheap Android cell phone, with a modestly featured camera, using only the built in editing software to try and bring it to life.  I have used several of  my snapshots on my Oldmainer blog and have received some positive comments. So I decided to throw some of them out here and see what happens, if anything. The most I can say for them is that they will all be originals and will depict everything and anything that meets my eye.  There will be no specific genre.  What I see is what you get.  I figure the very worst case scenario is that I am the only one that likes my work. And the best case scenario is, I will like all my pictures even if you don’t. Sounds like a win win to me. No pressure there.

So, welcome to my new world of amateur photography, where my inklings have become lenselings, and my cell an ‘eye’-phone.  I hope you will give my post a glance and, if you see something you like,  let me know.  If however you see something you don’t like, you can keep that to yourself.


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Here I Go Again

  1. quiall says:

    I like the idea and I love your first photograph. I’m looking forward to more.

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