Saturday, January 30, 2021

Pic(k) of the Week: Monster of (de)construction

Monster of (de)construction

Jaundiced monster of (de)construction
Backhoe, at rest, atop its berm.
Gentrification, not so at rest.

I took this image in Decatur, Georgia, USA, on 27 November 2020. A few days later, on 1 December 2021, Flickr's editors chose it for their Flickr Explore site.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pic(k) of the Week: To fell a tree

To fell a tree

A tree-cutter in silhouette.

Decatur, Georgia, USA. 30 December 2020.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Flix Pix Re-Mix of 2020

Elsewhere Brewing

Every Saturday since 29 August 2009, I have posted a Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, which occasionally, but not always, have a good fermentable as subject.

Here's a retrospective of the fifty-two images I selected for 2020. Clicking on a thumbnail will take you to the full image.


Flix Pix Re-Mix of 2020

Spotted Cow New Year's Eve Hut and fence in forest Ferns in monochrome Pay here?
Winter Storm 'Category 5' cask ale Third Man postern Bye, bye MoMo Froggy, froggy night (01) Which way is the wind blowing?
Elwyn John's lily-of-the-valley Yoga Central mural, in progress Moving Keys (04) Bruegel in the brewpub
Garden party Beer at Fells Point (02) Outta beer; outta here Purple wildflower in field
Peekaboo Zwickel Teasing Vesti diem! Thank you, essential workers. Safe soft drink?
Downtown Atlanta Turtle and amberwings Ahhh! Silage-ing at Stillpoint
Red, white, and blue Beer on Small Brewery Sunday Decatur Self-Storage mural Synecdoche Steel
Radishes & rye Butterfly & blossom Weather Report: Mysterious Traveller (front) Beer education? Inland Sea Oats
Full Barley Moon Hornswoggling hornworm Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2020 Autumn's bench
Wisps Ocoee River (at Big Creek) 02 Pond reeds at sunset Mauve mob Mist over fen
Beau Geste Autumn farrago Sibley's Ferst Fountain Cannons on Tunnel Hill
Delirium trashed! Poetry, in repose The fisherman Happy Celebration 2020


What's up?

Of my fifty-two selections in 2020:
  • 37 images, or 71%, were NOT of a fermentable, comestible, or related subject.
  • Thus, only 15 (29%) were.
  • 19 images (36%) were of 'nature.'
  • 17 (32%) were of structures or objects (not including breweries).
  • 6 (11%) were focused on people, primarily or tangentially.
  • 8 (15%) were of art in one form or another.
  • 3 images (5%) were in black-and-white (of which none were beer-related).

That compares to 2019, when:
  • 34, or 65%, were NOT of a fermentable, comestible, or related subject.
  • Thus, 18 (35%) were.
  • 24 (46%) were images of 'nature.'
  • 11 (21%) were of structures (not including breweries).
  • 11 (21%) were black-and-white images (of which 4 were beer-related).
  • 6 (11%) were focused on people.
  • 3 (2%) were of art.

The figures don't reflect a sum, as a category may be a subset of another.

Examining the images of the previous six years, 2015-2020, here are how my selections have changed, vis-a-vis fermentables:

20202019 2018201720162015
Beer 12 10 12283434
Brewery/Pub 8 12 581620
Cask ale 1 1 25010
Wine 0 1 0103
Whiskey/Liquor 0 0 1002
Food 1 2 3485

As above, the figures don't reflect a sum, as a category may be a subset of another: such as breweries also appearing under beer, food also under brewpub/brewery, etc. But the trend, again, in undeniable. The artsy-fartsy has grown at the expense of beer.

Here are links to the image retrospectives for the years 2014 through 2019:


And, finally...

Many of the remainder of my 20,000+ photographs and images can be seen at Flickr. Additionally, I have an Instagram account. There, I post with even less of a good-fermentable focus than here.

This year, for my inaugural Pic(k) of the Week, I posted —on Saturday, 2 January 2021— an image, not of a good fermentable, but of a good comestible. It was a bowl of spinach soup (vegetarian, of course; 'vegan,' if you must). Recipe included.

And, so, the cycle begins anew.