Robert Johnson, 30+ years in NYC. (the Word Press “Edit Suggestion” function wants me to link my name to that of a very famous guitar player- now even computers are doing it…) I started The Quotidian Hudson on 1/1/11 and planned to blog a photo a day of the Hudson River. I hoped that I could get to the river everyday in 2011 but things changed and so I pulled from my past photos on days that I could not.
As 2012 arrived I expanded the blog to New York City and wherever I might be that day but I always return to the river.
The Hudson is a hugely important river in the history of North America, yet most of us who live on the Manhattan Island do not give it a thought. I have been as guilty of this as anyone. I hope with this blog to bring some attention to the river, its surrounding area, and the important work being done to clean it up.
UPDATE: 1/2012 – The year has ended, I did not make it all the way to the source on Mt. Marcy but intend to do that in the spring. In the meantime, I am organizing my photos, learning new skills, and working on a book proposal. The blog will continue with a somewhat different focus but will never stray far from the river (which after all separates Manhattan from all of the USA west of its banks).
When the year turned over to 2012 I stopped going to the river daily. I now get there ever 3 or 4 days and the blog has expanded to NYC – mostly – or wherever I am that day. I still shoot everyday. As I write today (4/24/12) I am about to publish my 500th post. My 480th day in a row of shooting and posting. Not bad…
10/1/12 – Closing in on 700 posts and 640 days of blogging… I still have not been able to make it to Mt. Marcy due to an injury to my knee. This does not limit me in life or river and city walking but makes mountain climbing problematic. I will get there
I am lucky enough to be the father of Abigail and the husband of Katherine.
A technical note…unless otherwise noted all words and images are fully owned by me, Robert S Johnson, dba “Quotidian Hudson River”, “Quotidian Hudson”, “quotidianhudsonriver.com” and “quotidianhudsonriver.wordpress.com”, and should not be used in any other forum without permission.
Your comments are most appreciated, whether on the river, the photographs, the writing, the format, the world or anything you care to say.
- Hudson River Project (rikrawling.wordpress.com)