11-9-14 Weekly Photo Challenge – Minimalist 3.0

The Challenge

Attempt 2

Attempt 1

Attempt 3

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Other views:

http://jaspersmits.net/2014/11/07/minimalist-ocean/

http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/wpc-minimalist/

http://picsfromsomewhere.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/wpc-minimalist/

http://anaturemom.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://silverinthebarn.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/figs/

http://www.pirancafe.com/2014/11/07/fly-log/

http://trablogger.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/solitude-waiting-for-you/

http://penntonic.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://enjoytowrite.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-2/

10-23-14 The Accidental Cootchie Mama Conundrum

Every time I see the ACM and MTM, I have a camera with me as well as my iPhone. I never take a picture…What is that?

We had a lovely dinner tonight at Covo up on 133rd and 12th Avenue. Mama is nearing the end of this leg of her book tour, MTM is ending a convention and I just wrapped up another 12 days in a row of work so while not running on empty we all could use a fill up. Nevertheless a fun evening.

But the question is why do I never pull out my camera when I see them?

Before I met them I spent some time walking the river.

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9-09-14 I’ve Stolen Your Words (Western Cloud Tributary)

I’VE STOLEN YOUR WORDS

After Shelomo Ibn Gabiriol

 

I’ve stolen your words, I don’t deny it—
   I ate them and broke teeth on the liberation wall;
did I think I could soar with your songs
   or use them to hide my flaws? I did.

Can a woman scale the tree of life
   and eclipse the application of light in the world?
It’s always, I think, a simple plan of clouds:
   can the East River be drained with a teaspoon?

Melanie Neilson

 

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Travel Theme: Close Up (Far Away)

Close Up

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” 
Susan Sontag

 

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Other Close Up views:

http://victoriaology.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/travel-theme-close-up-in-victoria-canada/

http://2far2shout.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/wheres-my-backpacktravel-theme-close-up/

http://timwolversonphotos.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/travel-theme-close-up/

http://delsotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/travel-theme-close-up/

http://travelwithintent.com/2014/05/02/spring-saughton-park-edinburgh/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/close-encounter-with-an-alaskan-bear-2/

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/spring-close-ups/

http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/kimberley-close-ups/

4-30-14 We All Say Stupid Things (I Got Rambling On My Mind)

I think now, even Kid Rock would admit he had things backwards.

“I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let’s face it, at the end of the day, I’m not that smart of a guy. I play Rock ‘n’ Roll, that’s what I do. Who would you trust to make your decisions, Donald Rumsfeld or the Dixie Chicks?”

Please go see The Unknown Known

I have been listening to The Dixie Chicks a lot these last few days. Those young woman were really good and tight. If they hadn’t been destroyed by the Bush cabal and its followers I think country music would be much better today than it is. The Chicks were hardly the worst casualty of the Bush disaster, that honor is split between the people of Iraq, our troops, and the our economy but they were a casualty none-the-less.

January 1, 2013

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3-31-14 Made It 25% Around The Sun, Again

Yes, indeed we did.

I needed to prepare a portfolio for the last class with Amy Arbus tomorrow, 50% work from the class and 50% work of our own. While putting it together I fell back in love with this picture. This image and I have a very dysfunctional relationship. I love it then I hate it and refuse to even look at it. I printed it out today and fell in love again.

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If you were eligible and needed it, I hope you signed up for the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance and didn’t let the negative Nellies and people of bad faith scare you off. Before you blow up at me, what exactly are they offering you in its place? The old system we all agree is awful? What is the definition of insanity again?

Will The ACA work? Damned if I know but I am sure it won’t if people insist on sitting in the corner, kicking their heels and holding their breath.

3-21-14 egnellahC otohP ylkeeW: Reflections

The photo challenge this week is reflections.

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
 Thoreau

I’m a photographer. I chose to take the word and its meaning literally. RSJohnson_Hudson_13081300086

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A few other views (stayed tuned until the end for a truly different view):

http://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/ – this one is especially for The Accidental Cootchie Mama – http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/21/join-me-at-nashvilles-parnassus-books-on-april-3/

http://russelslof.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://colderweather.me/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://belgradestreets.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://rallifotod.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://gnivmcelada.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://oliteahouse.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://sebastiengrobelnyphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/ – this one is especially for The Accidental Cootchie Mama – http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/21/join-me-at-nashvilles-parnassus-books-on-april-3/

http://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/