A Rainy and Cold Spring in the Pacific Northwest

This spring has been incredibly rainy and astonishingly cold compared to Springtime in Atlanta or even here last spring. We’ve had mornings in the high 30’s in May! And we have had a total of almost 40″ of rain here at the house this year so far. Storm after storm rolls in from the Pacific Ocean. Here is a four-picture… Continue reading

New Glasses (Lens and Frames)

We finally got back to the optometrist after years of not “seeing” him because of the pandemic. When he checked my eyes, he said the optical characteristics of my eyes have changed significantly. In fact, one of my eyes now uses very little correction. He showed me the world through my current prescription lenses and then the new ones he… Continue reading

Am I Now a Professional Photographer?

I’ve always thought you were classified as a professional when you got paid to do something. You were considered an amateur when you did “whatever” without financial payment. I’m not sure where I got this notion. Through the years I’ve had people offer to purchase my photos for various reasons. I always turned them down. I didn’t shoot photos for… Continue reading

Is It Time to Stop Yelling into the Void?

Well, it’s that time again: renewing the hosting plan for my blog. To renew or not to renew, that is the question. How much is this blog worth to me in hard dollars and cents? The Cost My hosting service is simply overpriced. Aside from requiring I offload most of my media files to another service for which I have… Continue reading

Closing the Doors at tt.us

My final blog post at timtyson.us will be published on my blog’s 20th birthday: March 19, 2024.1 My blog, timtyson.us, will permanently go offline on April 27, 2024. On May 21, 2024, our photos, hosted on SmugMug, will permanently go offline.2 My panoramas, hosted on 360Cities, will remain online indefinitely.3 My videos, hosted on YouTube, will remain online indefinitely.4 All… Continue reading