Daily Quote: December 6, 2020

When I have a camera in my hand,
I know no fear.

~ Alfred Eisenstaedt (American – Photographer / December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*London-Middlesex COVID-19 numbers have now pushed our area into “Orange”. The numbers were significantly impacted by an outbreak at University Hospital in London ON. Allegedly because the staff from all floors shared a common lunch area (rumoured that the administration wouldn’t let them use boardrooms on individual floors). 12 deaths are now linked to the UH outbreak, (The health unit said Thursday that the outbreak has now been linked to 124 cases at the facility, with 62 involving patients and 62 involving staff. )


*The impact on my son’s wedding next Saturday, December 12, 2020 is that there will need to be more tables at the reception as maximum number at a table goes from 6 down to 4. (Stupid because families of 6 can’t even sit together) So my sister won’t be able to sit with my husband and I.

*I will be playing my flute behind a plexiglass shield. I tried my new microphone for my Nikon D750 and with a little technical help from my Oldest son we were able to make the following clip.

Deborah Porte playing “Love me Tender” on flute, practicing for the wedding to be held December 12, 2020.

Daily Quote: December 4, 2020

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…
it remembers little things,
long after you have forgotten everything.

~Aaron Siskind (December 4, 1903 – February 8, 1991)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*COVID-19 restrictions have added another wrinkle to my son’s wedding. I was hoping to play my flute for his wedding. The venue had approved it as I would be more than 6′ from others and could face away when I’m playing, but the officiant objected and is requiring that I have a shield as well. Finding a shield is proving to be more difficult than I had imagined, so I thought I would make a video with my new microphone. However, I can’t use the remote to start and end the video, so I’ll also have to learn how to edit the video. Then because of the file size I had to learn how to post it on YouTube. So if nothing else COVID-19 has made us all learn new ways of doing things.