15-04-13 No Drama Sunday (Spring Is Finally Here?)

I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset
The light on your door to show that you’re home

Lou Reed

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15-03-21 Seven Pictures -Fourteen Poems

I spent all day working in Lightroom on the pictures I shot yesterday in celebration of Spring.

In the process I “found” fourteen  2-line poems. I “created” them by taking the playlist of the 14 songs I had on auto repeat and for the first group of seven, taking the first line of each song in order played and then, for the second group, taking the first line of song 1, the second of song 2, the third of song 3 etc…

Scarily some of them are actually not just nonsensical.

So, to accompany your journey through my photographic day yesterday, here we go.

From my apartment

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I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping/Baby we’ve been together for a long, long time

 I had me a boy, turned him into a man/You get a shiver in the dark

George Washington Bridge

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I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping/You get home from work and then we just turn out the lights

Oh, then I let him go./A band is blowing Dixie double four time

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Do you remember I searched you out/Will you dance, Charlie boy, will you dance?

We’ve been doin’ this longer than you’ve been alive/They call me the breeze

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I stood still is what I did/Will you dance, Charlie boy, will you dance?

Bottles of whisky and bottles of beer/Ain’t no change in me

MOMA

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Outside another yellow moon/Hey babe, what’s in your eyes?

I hear Mariachi static on my radio/got no time for the corner boys, down in the street makin’ all that noise,

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It was a teenage wedding/Oh what an ordinary day

But when Pierre found work/In America

Advanced Lighting w/Robert Meyer @ICP

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Let me know how many of the songs you can identify…

12-27-14 Triple Play

For no apparent reason on this warm March morning I decided to shoot some multiple exposures. I do this on the street fairly frequently but not often by the river. I’m not 100% certain about the experiment but I believe that this is my favorite.

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5-23-14 the Unofficial Start Of Summer – (Shouldn’t We Have Spring First?)

A very pretty day in Wellfleet today.

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True the temperature was only around 60 and the wind was kicking up but It is the unofficial start of summer they tell me and the Atlantic beckoned…

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5-12-14 Travel Theme: River Redux

“Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.”
–  Dorothy Parker 

Ailsa’s theme this week is Rivers. A lovely choice to my mind.

First attempt: here.

Mother’s Day was warm and sunny in NYC, a little foretaste of summer. The Hudson and the riverwalk and the parks between 125th and 50th Street were all very crowded.

The river was gorgeous and young love was celebrated in many ways.

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Please enjoy some other rivers:

http://travelwithintent.com/2014/05/11/the-living-thames/

http://thirdpersontravel.com/2014/05/11/river-the-weekly-travel-photo-challenge/

http://whichwaynow101.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/travel-theme-rivers/

http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/

http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/river-rides/

http://suemtravels.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/travel-theme-rivers/

http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/through-rough-waters/

http://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/old-port-of-dinan/

http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/travel-theme-rivers/

http://tehicho.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/travel-theme-rivers/