A few days ago I posted a photograph on my "Alan's Bookshelf" Facebook page. That page, which was originally called "Alan Hutcheson, Writer" was meant to help me promote my novel. From everything I could tell, it helped not one little bit. So I changed the emphasis of the page to excerpts from really good, or even great books. Not just a phrase or sentence, no bumper sticker sized quotes, but decent, if still bite sized chunks of what I consider to be wonderful writing. The response was tepid. So I figured, what the heck, I'll just use the page to create a photo inventory of the books in the house. Who cared if nobody cared? Surprisingly, a few more folks showed up for that show. Not many more, but still.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I posted a photograph I had taken over a year ago at the Mesa Festival of Creativity. It got more views by far than any literary post and a few thumbs up. A few days ago I followed that with some shots I had taken when we were on our Trip of a Lifetime to the UK and Ireland. All sorts of people found that interesting. Well, I have pondered a bit on just what this all means and have come to the conclusion that People Like Pretty Pictures. They like them more than Well Chosen and Arranged Words. So, since I am having no little bit of fun with my Adobe Lightroom software and there are literally thousands of photos in need of proper cataloging and a bit of tweaking, and since "Sketches by Plumboz" has been rather dormant for a while, here is where I will post my photos.
No master plan other than presenting pictures I have taken that I like and that I hope you will like. If there happens to be a story behind them I might present it, briefly. But as of now, Sketches by Plumboz is all about pretty pictures.
Today, we have photos taken at Castle Howard in Yorkshire.