Hello there!


My focus lately has not been on blogging, but I have some renewed energy now.  In three wteeks, I start a new job (an exciting step up in my career!) that will bring me a longer and more scenic bike commute.  And to reward myself I bought a beautiful digital camera that has me eager to document my rides.

This morning I enjoyed my regular bike ride to work in the sunshine and crisp air.



Betty has been my constant companion for the last month, although I expect to swap her out for Oma as soon as the snow starts.

And here’s what I wore on my bike, although this was in the middle of the day and Betty, unfortunately, was not around to pose with me.  A cashmere sweater and scarf with a leather jacket kept me plenty warm in the low-30 temps.


That’s about all I have to share for now.  :-)

I hope everyone is doing well!

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14 thoughts on “Focus

  1. Thom Wilson says:

    Hi Dottie & Welcome Back.
    Fearful some malady had spoiled your fun, it’s a relief to see it’s “only” a new job, congrats.

    Looks like you’ll be riding Oma very soon – HA!

    • Dottie says:

      Sorry to cause worry. I think I will be pulling out Oma soon, although Chicago winter weather has been wonky in the last couple of years, so who knows.

  2. G.E. says:

    Congratulations on the new job! Hope it’s everything you want it to be. :O)

  3. Archergal says:

    Congratulations on the new job! Get out there and show them what you can do. :)

  4. Ryan says:

    Congratulations. How long is the new commute, I wonder?

  5. Mr_Smooth says:

    Congrats on the longer commute (and the new job)! I went from 16 to
    20 to 24 miles per day in recent years and I feel cheated on the days I
    have to use the train or my car.

  6. Fuji is doing some impressive things…and so are you. Congratulations!

  7. Tom Wyland says:

    Congrats on the new job! Why the Fuji micro four thirds and not the Olympus PEN? Just curious.

    • Dottie says:


      I chose Fuji because of its ability to capture colors and tones (especially skin tones) beautifully. I love the look of film, but the cost and inconvenience of developing are getting to be a bit much for everyday photos. The Fuji is an acceptable middle ground for me. I’m still exploring the settings, but I’m very happy so far!

      The Fuji X-E1 has an APS-C sensor, larger than micro 4/3. Other than that, I don’t know much about the tech side, but I know what I like when I see it. :)

      Do you have a preferred camera?

      • Tom Wyland says:

        I like my older Canon DSLR (aps-c) but I am looking to downsize. I have or narrowed down to the Olympus OMD EM5 or the PEN EP5. I will check out the Fuji. It is tough to change if you have lenses, filters flash for your DSLR.

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