In honor of one of the truly great people of our lifetime, Nelson Mandela, Ailsa has picked Symbol as the Travel Theme of the week. Fortuitously, I spent some time yesterday shooting an act that I regard as symbolic of the end of summer.
If you read yesterday’s post (here), you know about the boats that fill the Hudson with water. That, however, is not the only thing they do. They also symbolically show the begin of summer and winter when they visit the 79th Street Boatyard. When you see the Miller family of tugboats on the water with a crane you know that the season is definitely here.
A few other looks at symbols:
After months of truly lousy connectivity, innumerable phone calls and technician visits I finally bit the bullet on Monday and decided that the internet was going to work in this apartment no matter what it took. After days of phone calls and technician’s visits and transfers from the call center in India to the call center in ? where the level 3 technicians reside, moving the modem and router about the apartment, pinging, pinging and more pinging I think we finally have internet back up and running and to make it all worthwhile, running much better than it ever has. (Knock on a forests worth of wood). That is by way of saying it may take me a while to catch up with all of your published writing and shooting over the past days.
That has nothing to do with the title, does it? I am about to let you in on a little secret that only some folks in NJ and NY who live near the river know.
The river does not have its own water supply! We, the taxpayers, supply the water. These gentlemen usually only work at night. Must be an emergency…
For some time now I have been following Broken Light: A Photography Collective.
Today, The Accidental Cootchie Mama got all directive in her blog and told her readers to connect with the blogger who commented above them. To say I am not in that kind of mood is an understatement. But, I am not really as misanthropic as that may sound, so I decided that rather than my meeting someone new, I would introduce you to someone new. Broken Light seemed the right blog to point to. I strongly suggest you wander over to their site (follow the link at top of page) and check out the work.
The simplest explanation the Collective gives of itself is:
“We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!”
They do not limit the contributors to those who are specifically diagnosed with an illness, they also have contributors who work in the field or who have affected family members. People of all levels from beginner to top professionals have submitted work since I have been following the blog. I really believe that it is worth your attention.
The sky was on fire
When I walked to the mill
To take up the slack in the line
I thought of my friends
And the troubles they’ve had
To keep me from thinking of mine
Don’t let us get sick
Don’t let us get old
Don’t let us get stupid, all right?
Just make us be brave
And make us play nice
And let us be together tonight
Ailsa choose sky.
You didn’t think I could let sky go with only one shot, did you?
A different view of the Saugerties‘ sunset then I have shown before…
Some other views from Ailsa’s theme:
The days are short
The sun a spark
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.
Weekly Photo Challenge-Let There Be Light!
This is The Cherry Path by The Hudson, 2/2013, after the snow storm the Weather Channel named “Nemo”. I do not remember anyone requesting that snow storms be given names.
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I have just finished a wonderful book: “This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie and the Story of Two American Anthems” by John Shaw. A wonderful and intelligent book with deep research into the life of American music, the two men of the subtitle, and their two songs. Truly engaging and written in very clear and concise prose.
What can I tell you? It put me in mind of The Hudson and I felt the need to post a picture from this summer’s journey.
I wish I had a video to show of Tracy Nelson performing that song. But the audio itself is well worth the listen.
Ailsa’s theme this week is sky.
That put me in mind of this sky I took before Thanksgiving. I got off the subway and there it was. I had my iDevice with me. So I shot.
Some other variations of the sky view:
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
Let There Be Light! is this weeks Photo Challenge.
January 7th, 2012 Sunrise through Saugerties Lighthouse:
Some other views to light your way:
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- The source of light | Laura’s Little Things
- Let There Be Light! | draccoonian
- Let there be a little light at least…. | Pseu’s Blog
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | catatan si ijul
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light…Italy! | Cali Girl Says…
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- Shadow & Light | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
- Photoworld 29-11-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
- Post A Day, Weekly Photo Challenge; Let There Be Light | terry1954
- The One with All the Christmas Lights | Jackie Cangro
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