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/

5-5-14 Weekly Photo Challenge : Spring (Cinco De Mayo Edition)

No limes were harmed in the making of this blog.

Challenge: Spring

First Attempt: here

In reality this post has nothing to do with Cinco De Mayo.  I just thought I should acknowledge the day.

Here is a classic New York City view of spring…

wait for it…

it’s a good one…

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They told me they are getting married.

Here are some other views of spring:

http://road-tripping-europe.com/blog/2014/05/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://vonnscottbair.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/boolean-logic-the-farmers-market-weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://gogreygirl.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/photo-challenge-spring-and-a-prairie-snowstorm/

http://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://thebottomofabottle.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/spring-sunrise-part-1/

http://eclipseofthemoon.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/pulsatilla-vulgaris/

http://mochilisreloaded.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://austindetails.me/2014/05/05/pretty-in-pink-but-thorny-as-thistle/

http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://mindofmonique.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

5-4-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

“Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.”
Walker Evans

The Weekly Photo Challenge is spring. It has barely begun in the northeast. Running more than a bit late but seems to be moving in now.  A few spring images from Riverside Park, April 27, 2014:

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RSJohnson_1404270394Other springing off points:

http://randomlyabstract.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/4749/

http://empireoflights.com/2014/05/02/translucent/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/hope-from-above/

http://differentisntwrongitsjustdifferent.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://meindachboden.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/photoworld-2-5-14-2/

http://justapieceofafrika.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://monbeaumanoir.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://artkorppi.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

http://alicethroughthemacrolens.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-200th-post-the-hawthorn-tree/

http://coralynxblog.com/2014/05/02/back-from-the-ardeche/

4-24-14 Truly Tired Thursday

It has been a long week already and fortunately I have Lightroom tutoring and shooting gigs booked for the next three days.  I went to Central Park with @BH_Event_Space and (check out her excellent work) Brenda Tharp today. Lots more photos and maybe some stories another time.

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4-15-14 Flashback

“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
Edward Weston

I thought today I would do a little flashback to April 15, 2011 when The Quotidian Hudson was but a toddler. I hope you don’t mind. Follow the link back to the childhood of this blog!

Oddly enough, given the title “Time”

4-10-14 Night Shot

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.

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Ghosts everywhere.