Wednesday, April 11, 2018

You Asked, I Answer (Photography, Little People, Daylight Saving Time)

It’s time for another set of answers to your questions.

Let’s do it...

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Sandy asked a couple of questions:
Do you like to take photos - are you the type who walks through neighborhoods and covertly tries to capture a photo - and then imagine and make up stories about the people who live there?

The answer is a resounding YES. I am a photo junkie. One of my favourite things to do is walk around and photograph whatever catches my eye. Through neighbourhoods, through parks, through nature...doesn’t matter what the setting is. If I see something interesting wherever I may be, I capture it with my camera. Here are just a few photos out of thousands that I’ve taken:




And...

If you do take photos do you plan on showing photos of your neighborhood, your town and all the strangeness you may see while out and about?

Absolutely! Last year was a very bad year for photography because we were busy renovating our home. But this year we plan to not only thoroughly explore the city we live in but also take roads trips to neighbouring areas where I’ll snap images like a madwoman!

I have taken a few photographs of our present city but only a handful, like the one below. There will be many others in the next few months, some of which I’ll share.



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Jenny asked:
May I ask a question about your other blog, Miniaturopolis?

Of course you can!

If so, my question is, How many pounds of little people and accessories do you currently own? I figured it would be easier to weigh them than count them, but you can answer in whatever measurement you like!

It’s actually much easier for me to give an estimate of how many little people there are in Miniaturopolis, the fictional city of my other blog found here with images like these:




Let’s start with where and how these little people are stored:


The container has twenty compartments that are used to store little people (and animals) in. Each compartment has about six wee folks in it. And I have six of these storage containers that are all full. So let's do the math...

20 compartments x 6 little people in each x 6 containers = 720 residents living in Miniaturopolis. Give or take a few.

Thank goodness they're very tiny or else we'd have to move!

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Bethany asked some interesting questions. Here’s another one of hers:
Do you like or dislike Daylight Savings Time?

I am tired of the whole “fall back” and “spring forward” nonsense. I think it should get the axe! I’d like the clocks to be set forward in the spring and never be touched again. I prefer having more daylight in the evening than in the morning. When I was working full time, it was depressing heading home in the dark during the winter months. I would have liked to see a little daylight after a long hard day. And there is nothing appealing about it getting dark at 4:30 in December!

So enough of this outdated baloney!


That's enough for today. Next week I'll answer some more.

Happy Wednesday to all!

32 comments:

  1. That's a lot of little people! Thanks for sharing your interesting answers.

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    1. It is a big group of miniatures. But it's amazing how little room they take up!

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  2. I love your answers :) I agree, SO MANY little people and little things! But what a lot of fun, you are so creative and your photos are really nice. I LOVE that first photo of the fence (?) I could paint something like that! :) And yes, Daylight Savings Time is BOGUS...my conspiracy theory imagination thinks it's a continuing government ploy to keep people tired and in line lol... ;)

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    1. Well, today is feel exhausted, so maybe there's some truth in your conspiracy theory! LOL

      I love the miniature photography. It is a lot of fun putting these scenes together. Sometimes I'm tired or my creativity is not up to par, but I keep it going. The little people world will be going on for quite some time!

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  3. I've been looking forward to hearing about the little people, Martha - thank you! I loved seeing how you store them, too. You have a whole town there! (And yet, I bet you have your eye on more - lol) I love your Miniaturopolis scenes.

    Looking forward to your photography as you get better weather and can get out and about. That first photo is wonderful with the mixture of colours and patterns.

    And the summary of DST cracks me up :)

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    1. HAHA...you are right! I do have my eye on more :) There are actually quite a few that I'm interested in. But I'm not in a rush to get them. I usually wait for sales and sometimes I run across good offers. For now I have enough to work with.

      The weather hasn't been cooperating this spring, but hopefully it'll get better soon.

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  4. I thought it was funny that the optician’s sign is almost impossible to read!

    Yes. Let’s get rid of DST.

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  5. I'm really looking forward to seeing new photos from you! I've missed them!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Debra! I can't wait to get out there.

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  6. You should live on the western edge of your time zone like us. You get about another hour of sunlight in the evening. Love your second photo. The optician must think that if you can not read his sign, then you must need glasses.

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    1. That sounds really nice. More sunlight is always welcome!

      I think the photographer who took that image might need glasses :)

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  7. I love this series already, and the ballerina crossing the spaghetti noodle.
    Also, I much prefer more daylight in the evenings.
    Have a great rest of the week, Martha.

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Robyn! I hope you've had a great week :)

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  8. I'm glad you're back wandering around the neighborhood taking photos.

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    1. Not quite yet since the weather hasn't been cooperating. But hopefully very soon!

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  9. Beautiful photos. Thank you for telling us about the little people, you sure do have a lot of them :)

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    1. It is quite a big amount! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I'll admit when I first heard of Miniaturopolis, it sounded pretty boring. I knew a blogger who did a similar thing but they were all just figures of civil wars guys and dwarfs or something. It was boring and it was hard to even comment on.

    But you do a great job coming up with these little pictures. You have far more talent in writing blogs than most I've encountered. Most blogs I follow, at least half or maybe a little less is a chore to read. But I do honestly look forward to reading your blog. I try to read mine in order but sometimes I'll cheat and click yours way ahead of time.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Adam! That is really nice of you to say. I do try to make my blogs fun and interesting. Both my husband and I have crazy senses of humour, and you see that in my posts sometimes. Life is short; might as well have fun!

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  11. I always enjoy your little people and you certainly have a lot!
    Once again, many thanks for taking time to share your thoughts and answers with us.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Jan!

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  12. I loved finding all about how u love photography and walking and such and enjoyed seeing some of your photos - can't wait to see more - ..although I imagine in yoiur archives I could go back and see some. Also enjoyed the answers to the others posts and all your miniatures - wow...so cool

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    1. So true, Sandy. There are a lot of photos on my blog. But I will eventually have new ones that I will share, particularly taken in our new city. I'm curious to see what we'll discover here!

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  13. looking forward to them, whenever you can actually get out in the warmth of spring and take some! At least I got to see what you street looks like in snow...that was nice.

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    1. It'll look much nicer without snow :) I don't know where spring will ever get here but I hope we don't miss it completely! We have a lot of adventures to take!

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  14. great answers my friend
    looking forward for mine one

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Baili! I will answer all of them eventually :)

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  15. and yes thank you for the wonderful shots,you have guts to handle the lenses

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    1. Thank you, Baili! Photography is something I really love.

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