As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.
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.
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We are on the road. Limited time.
Back when the Quotidian Hudson was just a gleam in my eye, I journeyed to the river to see if the idea had any merit. One morning in early November, 2010, I took this shot at around 7:05 AM.
I was just starting to learn Lightroom and spent a significant amount of time playing with the image but never got it to a place that satisfied me. My instructor pointed out that sometimes there are shots that we just couldn’t or didn’t get. True enough. And told me nothing could really make it work.
Over the years I have come back and picked at it when I was frustrated or upset. I’ve played in LR and PS, gone bxw, used filters, layered it and masked it etc. Finally I just threw away everything I had done and let it lie.
Today I pulled it back out and started to work on it in LR and, horrors, cropped it. I am not finished with it yet but think I may finally be heading in the right direction. We shall see.
The Québécois arrived last night and began setting up their outpost today. Too early!!!!
Christmas Tree Stand
For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground,
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
When I saw that the weekly photo challenge was unexpected, I had to believe that whether consciously or subconsciously Cheri Lucas Rowland over at WordPress HQ had been influenced by the date. To my mind the events in Dallas 50 years ago were perhaps the most unexpected event at least since Pearl Harbor and probably longer. Some people had predicted a Japanese attack. The CIA warned about 9/11 but I don’t think Kennedy’s assassination was on any radar – well except for those who planned it.
I took a walk through Central Park recently. As I came over a rise what appeared before me?
Giant pink snails from Italy of all things.
As always. a few other views:
- WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTED IN THE DARK | SERENDIPITY
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected [Entry XIII] | Stephanie Lise Lamoureux
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Elämän katupeili
- Photo Challenge: Unexpected. | Multifarious meanderings
- Weekly photo challenge : unexpected | Mon beau manoir
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבו
- Unexpected reminder | Life through a Lens
- WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Belo Horizonte daily photo