11-24-15 The World Through A Dirty Window Without My Glasses

Can look like this…


“They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game”

R. D. Laing




Travel Theme: Frame

“If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.”


This week Ailsa’s theme over at “Where’s my backpack?” is frame.

I was looking back at some photos from the summer and found this one which I am working on for a different purpose but seemed most appropriate for this one as well.

Although which is the frame, I wonder…


15-09-27 Last Week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Grid

The challenge – Grid

The response:


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15-09-24 The “Real” New York City – A Lazy Late Afternoon On The Hudson

Continuing with my “real New York” idea, I will be giving you a bit of today’s life on the greenway in Manhattan that runs along the Hudson.
When I got home from work today, I was cranky and exhausted…too many days in a row getting up at 4/5 AM and driving way too far (not whining – I love the life I have chosen here at the beginning of my last third but tired is as tired is) and needed to get some images to clients. After handling that I sat back and said: “I need the river. I miss the river. I don’t go there as often as I should. Go, you idiot!”
So I headed into Riverside Park and then down to the 79th Street Boat Basin. Got there, turned around walked back up the river to my home, about 4 miles in all. I feel so much better. I know the river is my anti-anxiety place, my mood elevator place, as Castaneda would have said…it is my “power place”, but for some reason I have been neglecting it and thus neglecting myself…

A few images from my walk. I hope you enjoy them.






15-09-23 New York City – My View

The other day several of us were talking about what we would tell a visitor to NYC they must see while they were here. Statue of Liberty? Empire State? Central Park? World Trade Center? MOMA? The Met? Lincoln Center? We agreed they were all good but…they aren’t really New York. If you are in Paris, you “have” to go to the Eiffel Tower but after you have been…do you really know anything about Paris?

During the discussion I realized that I have not shot very much in the city this year. A lot of Cape Cod, a lot of Mexico City, lots of portraits but not much city. However I just charged back through 2015 and came up with a few shots that I feel represent NYC much more than any building.

Here is a small piece of my New York.

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15-07-05- Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

The Challenge Door!

The response: The Subway!


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15-03-22 He Shoots

I took Abigail and her friends back to college today so haven’t really had a chance to work on anything. I really like the colors and light on this building but I could not find a position in the few minutes I had where I could get the building without the branches.


15-03-17 Happy The Day That Will Not Be Named

I was going to call this edition of QH 15-03-17 Throw-up Tuesday but that just did not seem classy…

In NYC the day is celebrated by many underage and barely aged drinkers coming in from the suburbs and drinking all of the day and all of the night…

Not everyone goes that way, of course, just enough to keep the reputation alive.

Lots of green in town today…