15-02-09 Scale Part 3 – Weekly Photo Challenge (Body Response Division)

“These days we all play cool, calm and collected
Why, our lips could turn blue just shooting the breeze”

John Hiatt

I was walking north by the river today, after a Lightroom tutoring session, thinking about scale which is the weekly photo challenge word of the week. It was a really cold walk. About 27 degrees with a 20 mph wind seeming to come straight downriver from the north.

I realized that here was a perfect example of scale in a oblique way. Our response to temperature is based on the scale we are used to. I thought it was frigid. When I lived in Boston I would have said it was pretty cold but when I lived in St. Paul I would have thought it was a pretty nice winter day.

When I lived in LA I would have thought it was the apocalypse.

A shot upriver towards the George Washington Bridge.

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My first take is Here

My second take is: Here

Other scales to measure:

https://punktpatrzenia.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

http://impressionsblog.com/2015/01/04/flashmob-antwerp-train-station/

http://www.mammylu.com/2015/02/09/a-little-fireman-watching-a-car/

http://ennuiadventures.com/2015/02/09/3-little-pigs-on-a-spoon/

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

https://krystalvation.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/photo-challenge-scale/

https://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-s-c-a-l-e/

https://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale-from-below/

http://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2015/02/09/toytown/

https://sukiesoriginal.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photography-challenge-scale/

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:

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RSJohnson_Hudson_1411287584Other convergences:

http://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-4/

http://lifeconfusions.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/converging-landscape/

http://elementaryposters.com/2014/11/28/converge/

http://sophiesophrosyne.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/one-autumn-day-in-florence/

http://www.pirancafe.com/2014/11/28/path-to-happiness-shanghai/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-a-convergence-of-light-and-hope/

http://congoeats.com/2014/11/28/129/

http://madmeanderingme.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge/

http://thomasleechphotography.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge-4/

http://dizaz.me/2014/11/29/photo-challenge-converge/

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.

Dante

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.

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Here are some other views of wood.

http://looknwalk.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

http://vannillarock.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/wood/

http://delsotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/juxtaposition/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

http://shyraven23.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-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.

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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.

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Summertime-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhqyg_dTaTg

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

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12-17-11 Time For A Picnic

There are no facts, only interpretations.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Overcast

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