What I Did With It: A Shug’s Delight: The Album from the 1990s That Made It to the Internet

A Shug’s Delight

Carolina

Rich Man’s Country

Needle in the Rain

The Strike

Waitress In A Smokey Place

One Week in New York

Peltier

Blue Windows

A Man’s Got To

Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey

Hotel Highway

Angeline

Fernandina

Fly, Little Eagle

Song of the Woods

Holy

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Composer, Lyricist, Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboards: James S. Oppenheim.

Recording Engineer, Percussionist, Bassist, Guitarist: David R. Bergstein (DRB Productions).

Recording Location: White Oak, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Copyright Registration Date: August 27, 1990

Technology: TASCAM 4-Track.

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New York State Monument, Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland – Color to B&W Conversions

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Tourista! A Visit to Brookside Gardens, Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2, 2016

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I had driven into Montgomery County to visit a friend who had made a hobby shooting in the butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens, so call it a social occasion, not work, and that’s how I shot: hand-held and with few notes.  Down the line by hours to weeks, one has to make the editorial decision as to the character of the display: tourist or artiste!?  I’ve chosen “tourista” on this set.

If I had shot differently and perhaps with permits, I’d have used the tripod in the conservatory and butterfly exhibition and possibly outside as well.  For the kind of day it was, and for being tired after being in the warm and moist butterfly room, I chose to mosey, lift camera, and shoot, but with just a slight change in attitude, the use of a graduated neutral density filter — I had a card with me but was on the move — would have saved or improved a few shots.

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The LinkedIn Set – A Convenient Retrospective

Viewers will find these posted as LinkedIn posts and status line statements as part of an effort to garner some love in that community.

How is it going?

It’s like drowning.  Items that should garner positive attention for any number of reasons just aren’t attracting click-and-look efforts.  The set plus others have been displayed on LinkedIn but a look or two doth not make for exciting marketing.

One’s enjoyment and pursuit of an art, or several, should not hinge on social approval or enthusiasm.  I think it perfectly legitimate to strive to make beautiful things and to make things beautiful.  Let the audience come and go.  God, nature, and the universe remain ever present and all artists present with them in the making of art.

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