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Belated goodbye to gak8346

Last year, I learned that gak8346, the painter of most of my modern warship miniatures, died.

His name was Garry Allan Kinsey. We only chatted via eBay messages or blog comments, but he was always personable and dedicated to his craft and his fans/customers. Reading his obituary, he sounds like a modeler I and many others wished we could meet in person.

You can find more about him in his obituary. I sent my condolences the old fashioned way. He was a good man and his death will be difficult for his family. I hope the fond memories they have of him will carry them forward for years to come. If you wish, please post on his memorial wall.

He later found out about my archive of 1/2400 scale post-World War 2 ship photographs and I appreciate that he approved of my inclusion of his photographs. Here are a selection of posts that include his photographs. Just look for the ones photographed on a blue surface with white caps:

You can find more perusing the blog or my archive of 1/2400 scale post-World War 2 ship photographs. Just look for the ones with gak8346 in the file name.

Sorry it has taken me this long to post a remembrance, Garry. You shared your art with the world and will be sorely missed.

Into the Woods

I attended the Somerville Highlander Theater‘s performance of Into the Woods in early December. As is my custom, I photographed the performance.

I decided to try something different and photographed it with an anamorphic lens so I could get more of the actors and stage. You can tell from the occasional lens flares. I cropped only a few of the images.

A big congratulations for the crew, cast and orchestra for a wonderful performance.

Into the Woods - Rapunzel Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods Into the Woods

You can view all of the images in this album:

Into The Woods

Unfortunately, the latest Lightroom update decided to change the default to exporting the small versions of the photographs and not the originals. If you would like a copy of the original, email me.

2022 Trans Resistance March

Attended this year’s Trans Resistance March in Roxbury with the Mass. Pirates contingent. Included are photos I took of or after it.

Black Trans Lives Matter Puerto Rico Pride Bans Off Our Bodies Eyes Love + Vote My Trans Sister Is Beautiful Disobedience Is Self Defense Reflecting On A March Stonewall Was A Riot! Govt. Laws Off Our Bodies Fuck Nazis Protect Trans Healthcare

Some crowd shots:

Our waving Trans/Jolly Roger flags were popular:

I was joined by Purple Bandana:

Trans Resistance March

He got one of me with the Trans/Jolly Roger flags:

Eventually, we arrived at Franklin Park:

Afterward, I got a few local pictures including of street art:

Maze Graffiti Weld Ave. Mural Jackson - Weld Ave. Mural

The man in this mural introduced himself to me.

This park was locked preventing kids from playing in it:

Not Free To Play

The whole photo album:

Trans Resistance March 2022

Elf Land

The photos of Elf Land, a neighborhood space in a to-be developed lot in Somerville, I have seen tended to be at human level and not elf level. As such they didn’t do Elf Land justice. Before the big storm in January I set out to change that. Here is the result:

Elfland - Dino Farm Elfland - Citgo Sign Elfland - Gas Tank and Mobile Home Elfland Historical Society Defend Elfland Flag

You can find all of the photos at this album:

Elf Land

Warship Wednesday: DDGs LBJ & Inouye

Over the summer I planned to head up to Bath, Maine to photograph the USS Lyndon B. Johnson. I planned to take the Maine Maritime Museum’s Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise just as I had when photographing the USS Monsoor.

Due to the pandemic that was not possible, so I instead rented the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens from Hunt’s Photo Video. My son and I drove up and tried finding locations to photograph from. The land across from the Kennebec River is filled with private houses and offered no outlet from which to photograph the USS LBJ. We ended up starting on the US Route 1 bridge and traveling down to the Doubling Point Lighthouse:

Bath Maine

The Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens is a very heavy lens. Hand holding it seemed a recipe for blurry photos so I put it on a sturdy tripod. It worked well though the walkway to the Doubling Point Lighthouse vibrated when people walked on it.

From the US Route 1 bridge:

USS Lyndon B. Johnson USS Daniel Inouye

From the Doubling Point Lighthouse:

USS Lyndon B. Johnson USS Lyndon B. Johnson

From where on the Doubling Point Lighthouse I photographed the LBJ. Taken while on a previous boat cruise.

Bath Maine