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4-13-14 No Drama Sunday

 

 

 

 

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4-12-14 Play And Walk

After I finished my Lightroom Tutoring session yesterday I figured I would walk across Central Park to get home. I had not been to the park in quite some time. I also figured it would be a good day for me to play with the camera and wander a few places I don’t get to often enough in the park.  So, the first thing I did was play with

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the multiple exposure function. This is not something I often do and I have (had – they are gone) a LOT of truly crappy pictures but I kind of like this hot dog cart on 5th and 73rd. Then I walked up to the Metropolitan which was drowning in people.

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I don’t think this even remotely touches on the population just on the stairs by the entrance but I again sort of like the shot. So after that I wander through the park until I came to The North Wood. I really don’t get there enough.

While I was there I made a few friends.

 

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but after awhile I wore them out with my attention and my camera and I got the idea that it was time to go.

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So I did and headed on home.


12-30-13 What A Difference A Place Makes

On the 27th, I took the new Canon – which I won through a raffle sponsored by Adorama Camera, a great camera store and rental house in the city, and Canon, on our journey through the city.

We went to MOMA to see the American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe and New Photography 2013 exhibits. I was a little disappointed in the American Modern. MOMA has such a large number of works that I would have preferred to see some lesser known Hooper and O’Keeffe (to name two). AS always, though, any Hooper is better than no Hooper and once again I was reminded  how much his use of light has affected my work. The New Photography 2013 was fascinating. Loved some: Steven Shore; Annette Kelm; Allan Sekula; Brigit Jurgenssen; others not so much.

Then we walked through Central Park on our way to see Inside Llewyn Davis – forget what the critics say about it , go see Her, or American Hustle, or 12 Years a Slave, or Hunger Games. Don’t waste your money on Davis.

The experience was very different between the park and the museum.

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Central Park

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12-23-13: Weekly Photo Challenge One (Two)

I thought I would take another crack at the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Attempt #1 is here. It stayed warm in the city today but rained most of the day. I found myself in Central Park.  When I came over the rise and headed down the path to the softball fields I saw today’s photograph. I immediately thought it fit the challenge.

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This is usually one of the busiest crossroads in the park. I stood and watched for about five minutes. No more than ten people came by and no one came close to stopping but the gentleman running the cart had no intention of leaving. He was certain that many of his regulars would come by. I expressed surprise that he had regulars but he assured me he did. I thought about it a bit: nuts can be addictive and there are a lot of offices and apartments nearby so why can’t nuts make some people become regular?

A few other views of one:

Weekly Photo Challenge: One (Chem- or Contrail?) | f-stop fantasy

One | Photographs by James Collett

weekly photo challenge: one | nomad, interrupted

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | photoblog Jeroen de Haan

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Flights. Camera. Satisfaction.

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Filling my bag with gear

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | The Human Rights Warrior

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Photoblog

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Journeyman

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog

And in case the spirit has not moved you yet: ONE of my favorite songs of the season…


12-21-13 Winter Solstice – Weekly Photo Challenge: One

One:  Given it is mid to high 50′s in New York on the Winter Solstice this photograph seemed right. Six months ago on the summer solstice…one player blows for the crowd waiting in line for Shakespeare in the Park.

Boro Walk

Many other “one”s:

Weekly Photo Challenge 2013: ONE | girltuesday speaks

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | My Photolanguage

Rangeview One « Gleaning the Nuggets

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | thoughts and entanglements

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Shoot ‘N Go

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Photoblog

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ritva’s Art – Photography

Solo Swan (Weekly Photo Challenge: One) | photo potpourri

Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Finale to an Entrance

Photoworld 20-12-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium


11-23-13 Travel Theme: Fragrant

Ailsa’s theme this week is olfactory in nature: fragrant.  Now, of course, many images come to mind that can represent that theme but, well, you know I am in New York so this felt right.

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A few other ideas about fragrant appear below:

Travel Theme: Fragrant | travelicius

It’s in the air | Le Drake Noir

Travel Theme: Unexpectedly Fragrant… with Lines | Jaspa’s Journal

http://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/travel-theme-fragrant/

Travel Theme — Flagrant | Danny James

Travel theme: Fragrant | Ain’t Mine No More

Travel Theme : Fragrant | Moments In Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected & Travel Theme: Fragrant | wordsvisual

Travel theme: Fragrant | Geophilia Photography


11-22-13 Unexpected

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground,

And tell sad stories of the death of kings;

Shakespeare

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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?

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Giant pink snails from Italy of all things.

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As always. a few other views:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | travelicius
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Flickr Comments
  3. Unexpected (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge – Unexpected | Chittle Chattle
  5. Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Photographs by James Collett
  6. Here’s Looking Back at You? (wp weekly photo challenge) | Daily Observations
  7. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTED IN THE DARK | SERENDIPITY
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected [Entry XIII] | Stephanie Lise Lamoureux
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Elämän katupeili
  10. Photo Challenge: Unexpected. | Multifarious meanderings
  11. Weekly photo challenge : unexpected | Mon beau manoir
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבו
  13. Unexpected reminder | Life through a Lens
  14.  WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected | Belo Horizonte daily photo

 


6-8-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Photo Challenge is as fleeting as its topic. The challenge comes around every week but hesitate even slightly and suddenly a new challenge has taken its place.   I was planning on being really esoteric and smart about the challenge and avoid the more obvious choices but I realized that time is fleeting, and sometimes the obvious is only obvious because it is right.

I am sure many other folks will go the same way and I look forward to their views.

This photograph is exactly as I created back in 2005 in iPhoto.

Eva and Abigail Central Park - 2005 Victorian Gardens

Next year they are both seniors in High School. This weekend, Eva (L) is upstate at Mountain Jam. Abigail is on Randall’s Island at the The Governors Ball. Both are music festivals of 3 day duration. Their musical tastes have diverged. Their love for one another has not.

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
- Dr Seuss

Here are a few other views for your enjoyment.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | WryGrass

weekly-photo-challenge-fleeting/Fleeting Moments #photography | Moondustwriter’s Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting « LargeSelf

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | Riding Bitch

Fleeting | de Wets Wild

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | LUND Sweden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – What Others Imagine | pics by peep

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | alien shores

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | Mama Sonshine

Weekly Photo Challenge: (fleeting) | Irresistibly Fish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | unexpectedincommonhours

fleeting « primo piano


5-26-13 The Words Of The Prophets

“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”

John Cage

I have been inside the computer for the last 5 hours and my eyeballs are spinning.

Seen on the wall of one of yesterday’s pathways…

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and yes, in honor of the artists slogan…I did play with it a bit. Not much but enough to add to the mix.


5-25-13 Travel Theme: Pathways

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Pathways. To celebrate the absolutely gorgeous March weather I decided to take a walk through Central Park. There are a lot of pathways in the park.

Here are but three.

Waiting is the hardest part

Waiting is the hardest part

But, you only walk this pathway once…

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She Hopes

Of course all roads and pathways lead to…

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Well in this case they lead to a few other views of what pathways are…

http://travel-monkey.me/2013/05/24/ailsas-travel-theme-pathways/

Travel Theme: Pathways | Rover @Home

Travel Theme: Pathways | Wind Against Current

http://politonomicsandtravel.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/weekly-travel-theme-pathways-05-24-2013/

http://areyourtwentiesajoke.com/2013/05/25/travel-theme-pathways-2/

 Dodman Point | Beyond the Brush Photography

Travel Theme: When Paths Intersect | Serendipity 13

http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/05/25/travel-theme-pathways/


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