Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bashed but not Bashful . . .

Just dropping in here to see if I still remember how to upload a photo on a blog. That is one aspect of blogland that pushed me toward the open arms of Ms Fessebook, uploading and formating photos here is simply tedious... but hey, no place is perfect. Still, some things get old after a while, and leave you feeling kind of rusty, worn down, even a bit bashed in. But in this old radiator grill's case, still beautiful, after all those years. Thanks to anyone who may still be stopping by here. And if you are on Facebook, do stop by Owen Phillips Photography France ...
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14 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour,
Aujourd'hui je dois me rendre au Musée des voitures anciennes à Rochetaillée près de Lyon... Je ne pense que j'y apercevrai une telle calandre rouillée !...
J'aime cette photo.
gros bisous

Nadege said...

Facebook took over the limited time I used to spend reading blogs. It is still nice to visit once in a while. The best would be to post blogs on Facebook (like Veronique or David Lebovitz do).

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Owen, good to hear from you..... so you have lost yourself in FB-land.
I am trying google+ along with my blog. FB got too crowded, too noisy, too distracting for me.
Love your photo.

louciao said...

Ah, that I should look so good and hold such appeal in my old age...

This is a real beauty. So nice to be able to view it without all the clamour and yammer on Facebook and the general messiness of the layout. And actually be able to see the comment box and feel the space and time needed to leave a well-considered comment rather than merely reflexively hitting the "like" button and moving on to the next photo or the next FB page.

Maybe your blog will take on the patina of those faded portrait gravestones that you are so fond of photographing. But I will still pass by from time to time, to lay a bouquet in memory...

Steve said...

That's a handsome grill and no mistake...!

The Sagittarian said...

Good to see your here, have been rather slack in my own Blogland and life in general really!! I will always visit here (unless you leave forever) - and view your photos in the peace of observation they so deserve! Yo, Big Bro - here's a wine for you...

Owen said...

Ah, dear friends of the blog-o-sphere... so good to see you here, sister Saj, good Sir Steve, dear CiaoLou, Gwen, Nadege, Martine... yes, kind of you to stop by.

So true, so true, the blogs are a totally different feel and space than that noisy street corner which is FB. And yet, in over four years of blogging I reached, very slowly at that, a level of 550 some "followers, whatever that means, and only a few folks who actually stop and leave comments. On the blog I was seeing maybe 4000 page views a month, on FB there are more than that in a week, and in just four months am over 700 page "Likes", which I guess is akin to having "followers" on a blog.

So, I don't know, maybe both can be done, though quiet time for either is so scarce I hardly get started before it is time to go to bed or go to work or whatever...

In any case, lovely to see you here, be well, stay in touch...

Catherine said...

a vintage shot indeed - greetings from Nice

AVY said...

Still around?

/Avy

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Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Better late than never. You could be excused for thinking I am rusting away too. Heck it's hard enough to do justice to my favourite bloggers - without joining Facebook. Everything that louciao and Gwen say just strengthens my resolve to remain FB free. Nice to brush shoulders with see Steve and Saj here :-)
Love
Jeneane

Pat Tillett said...

Blog or Facebook, your photos are great in either place!

jeff said...

Et alors... t'es où ? Toi l'étranger étrange qui m'est étranger et étrange ;-)
Bises et passe un excellent dimanche...
Amitiés :-)
PS : Ta photo de profil est très réussie :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hi Owen, I do love the patina of an old vehicle and giggle like a school girl when I find one. It is, of course, necessary to photograph every square inch!

I have avoided FB, but understand the interest of others. It just seems a bit too invasive to me at the moment.

Hope you are doing well, and we will catch up in Paris on my next trip.

Bises,
Genie

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful photography!
Jody