Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. -
Rainer Maria Rilke
Last night it felt like spring. Almost everyone on the streets had clearly made a decision to dress as if it was 5 degrees warmer than it was and the wind was blowing 5 mph less. I just decided to wander around with the camera and play a bit.
“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
I haven’t shot in midtown at night for a while. I need to do so more often. It is one of my great pleasures…
Ailsa’s theme this week was night…
Full moonrise from Highland Light in Truro, MA
Hot night last night. After dinner in downtown we (Roy, Anne, Katherine and I) took a walk to the World Trade Center site. I didn’t have the camera but here is an iPhone pic.
and since one iPhone pictures deserves another. A view of the Hudson from April 16th
Here is a long and silent street.
I walk in blackness and I stumble and fall
and rise, and I walk blind, my feet
trampling the silent stones and the dry leaves.
Someone behind me also tramples, stones, leaves:
if I slow down, he slows;
if I run, he runs I turn : nobody.
Everything dark and doorless,
only my steps aware of me,
I turning and turning among these corners
which lead forever to the street
where nobody waits for, nobody follows me,
where I pursue a man who stumbles
and rises and says when he sees me : nobody.
I'll go check it out. Wait here. I'll be right back.
What the second dead guy in a horror flick always says.
What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt — it is sure to get where
it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
I wasn’t able to get to the river until late last night. I had a project to handle in the morning, an interview in the afternoon and a class last night and it was pouring when I got up. I didn’t make it down to the river until almost 10 pm.
We moved back into mid-April weather…rainy and cold. The river was almost deserted but it was a great way to end a very long day… the river almost always calms my mind.
I shot at 3200 ASA. This is pretty grainy and there is a real color shift. I love the way the camera sees things at night…
Addendum to 5/3/11 Post:
Several people have told me they didn’t understand yesterday’s post. I guess I just assumed everyone knows the movie This Is Spinal Tap or at least has been exposed to this scene…Spinal Tap – Stonehenge… oops, my bad. Moving along…
Had not shot the river at night.
Since this shot is Katherine’s choice from the shots taken today, I thought including information on The Atlantic Sturgeon was appropriate. The information is courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.