Warm Thoughts

Nude, Ohio, 2010

So here we are on December 31 – the final day of the year.  It’s been a long one, certainly, with its share of ups and downs.  I normally like to finish the year with a post looking over the past 12 months, but with a lot of stuff going on lately – like dealing with snowstorms and working overtime – I just haven’t been able to put together an overview yet.

Instead, I’m going to end the year with something simple:  warm thoughts for all of my readers.  Thank you all for taking the time to read my ramblings and look at my photos.  I hope you enjoy them and will keep coming back.

On a more direct note, there’s another reason for warm thoughts at this time.  Here in the northeast and in other parts of the U.S., we’ve been deluged with tons and tons of snow.  My last blog post included a photo of a model photographed in Ohio earlier in the year – and last winter – in the snow.

To remind people that all of this cold stuff is temporary and that warm weather will (eventually) return, today I’m posting another photo of a model, Revielle, in Ohio – only this one was made half a year after the last one.  Warmth had returned, after all, and there was no snow to be seen anywhere.

So, let’s just deal with the cold as best as we can and wait for warmer days.  Just be patient and they’ll get here.

As for my own story, I was able to finally get to work on Wednesday, though I had to take a bus to another subway line as the one near me was still out of service.  It’s back to normal now, though.

On the down side, it looks like I won’t be able to use my car for a while.  All of the snow that had been on it is gone, but there’s a huge pile of snow directly behind it that’s too big for me to shovel away (and there’s no place to really dump it if I could), so there’s no way that I can back my car out of its parking spot in the lot.

I normally don’t use my car much in the winter, but I’m planning to go over to a friend on Long Island for his holiday party tomorrow.  Hopefully I’ll be able to take the railroad there instead.

For now, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!  See you again in 2011.

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As I wrote in my last post, I’m in the process of switching over my blog from Blogger over here to WordPress.  I have hit a major snag, though, as I’ve looked through all of the templates available and I have found none to my liking.  This one here isn’t too bad, but I do not at all like the way it puts a white border around my photos and that it does not post my links to other blogs and websites.  The ones that do include those links have light backgrounds or other features that I don’t like.

Can’t anybody at WordPress create a template with a dark background that doesn’t put a white border around a photo, will include a column for links and will look simple and elegant?  Is that too much to ask for??? 

Let’s see what 2011 holds.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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