11-28-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Converging (Trio)

“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 Weekly Photo Challenge is Converge.

A sunset trio of convergences from Riverbank State Park:



RSJohnson_Hudson_1411287584Other convergences:











1-27-14 Weekly Travel Theme: Wood

In the middle of the journey of our life

I came to myself within a dark wood

where the straight way was lost.


Ailsa’s theme this week is wood. Rivers have lots of wood. Wood lands in them, humans put wood in them, wood is just about anywhere you look.

Now I think I probably could have used the first picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge: juxtaposition but I thought I would save it.

RSJohnson_Hudson_1401270045First one piece of wood deposited by nature…then much more wood placed by humans.


Here are some other views of wood.








1-26-14 Ice Ice Baby

“It was so cold this morning, I saw a chicken with a capon.”

Carl DeSuze – WBZ AM – Boston MA

I know that compared to many other places we are not having it too badly but this is not something you see everyday.



1-7-14 One Way Or Another

If you live in many parts of the USA, you are cold today. I admit, it is very cold. I am shocked, however, at how many people seem surprised that there are times in the winter that the weather gets very cold. I always thought that was what winter was known for.

A few visions from the summer to remind you that this too shall pass.




1-23-13 Cold Meat And Vegetables

“It was so cold this morning, I saw a chicken with a capon.”

Carl deSuze, WBZ-AM radio morning drive time DJ some morning when my mother was driving me to school.

Winter finally arrived this week on the East Coast, but all we have in NYC is cold and wind. It was somewhere between 10-14 this morning. Not a drop of snow though.

The look of the Union Square Greenmarket changes significantly in this weather.

A bit early for me

A bit early for me

Organic Vegetables under plastic

Organic Vegetables under plastic

To cover and heat or to hang with nature?

To cover and heat or to hang with nature?

I know we forgot something

I know we forgot something

Winter -4

2-12-12 A Cold No Drama Sunday (3)

It has actually below freezing for 24 straight hours…what will they think of next?

People at the Columbia Greenmarket knew how to handle it.

2-12-11 Riverdale

12-17-11 Time For A Picnic

There are no facts, only interpretations.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Temperature at 2:30pm 35 degrees/Wind 7 mph


It was a beautiful day.  A good day just to sit and watch and have a little picnic as the river flowed by.

Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?  ~M.C. Escher

12-10-11 Sunset Over The River From Fort Tryon Park

“A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.”
e.e. cummings

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Today, for the first time since March, I wished I had put my gloves in my camera bag…