Gallery: Raleigh and a wide angle lens.

Took a brief walk around downtown Raleigh with a wide angle. Literally purchased because a friend kept singing the praises of wide angle lenses. I did not ‘get’ it, but I relented since this lens (Samsung NX 12-24mm) had favorable reviews. I like being proven wrong every now and then. I like Samsung’s selection of lenses. Not as broad as others in sheer number perhaps, but nearly every segment of lens is covered with a solid factory offering. Used here with the NX300.

Extended RNF – Truth be told, outside of close personal relationships, most things people hold as vital are wholly interchangeable. -ELW

Some debate phones.

I have used/owned the 3 main mobile platforms and 2 providers over the last 2-3 years.

Still able to surf the web, text, navigate and even occasionally call throughout.

Some debate cameras.

Last year I sold off all of my previous gear, bought in to another system and then traded all of that for a third.

Still able to capture light for my own amusement throughout.

Some debate cars.

I used to view cars as cherished items years ago, but now I see them as depreciating transportation devices to be used and tossed aside  once loss outweighs gain.

Still able to get from point A to point B throughout.

Some debate sports teams.

All are simply for profit entities where any significance granted is the fruit of an artificial construct of relevance.

Understandable as a diversion, not so much as a compulsion.

Some debate celebrity.

All are simply for profit entities where any significance granted is the fruit of an artificial construct of relevance.

Understandable as a diversion, not so much as a compulsion.

Some debate TV, whether fictional or reality fiction.

All are simply for profit entities where any significance granted is the fruit of an artificial construct of relevance.

Understandable as a diversion, not so much as a compulsion.

Our reality not things, TV reality or celebrity.

These are all simply things to be used and viewed, not cherished or worshiped. Loved ones. Meaningful relationships with those we hold dear are all that really matter. All the rest is ultimately chatter.

-ELW

The thing about truth is…

The thing about truth is it…

does not require hate.
does not require anger.
does not require bribes.
does not require rhetoric.
does not require flag waving.
does not require name calling.
does not require a raised voice.
does not require disrespect of others.
does not require threats and violence.
does not require any backroom dealing.
does not require corroboration or a quorum.
does not require plays on fear and insecurity.
does not require drama and emotional displays.
does not require stereotyping and fear mongering.
does not require a 24 hour news machine to provide talking points.
does not require an ever shifting narrative to confuse villain and victim.

No, those are the tools of lies and half truths, the latter being the most destructive deception construct.

Facts simply are facts.

Truth simply is.

And those that ignore truth to peddle lies will inevitably be undone by them in the end.
Public discourse abhors a truth-less vacuum. Truth must rush in once the cracks form in the lies.
The only question is how many will suffer before that day comes.

-ELW