The sky was on fire
When I walked to the mill
To take up the slack in the line
I thought of my friends
And the troubles they’ve had
To keep me from thinking of mine
Don’t let us get sick
Don’t let us get old
Don’t let us get stupid, all right?
Just make us be brave
And make us play nice
And let us be together tonight
Ailsa choose sky.
You didn’t think I could let sky go with only one shot, did you?
A different view of the Saugerties‘ sunset then I have shown before…
Some other views from Ailsa’s theme:
Travel theme: Sky « Jag gör världen vackrare
Travel Theme: Sky | hemadamani
travel theme: sky | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau
Travel theme – sky | jansideas
Sky | pdjpix
A ferry Sky; Meditations on Black Friday | through the luminary lens
Travel Theme: Sky | Emerald Sky Photography
This is my second go at Ailsa’s theme of Relaxing. I do hope you check out her blog “Where’s my backpack?. She is an inveterate traveler and has seen some amazing views. My first attempt is here.
Now some of you may think I am nuts but I find it very relaxing to go up on the George Washington Bridge: the northern crossroads from New England to the mid-Atlantic; The Cross Bronx Expressway; I-95 and look at the river and listen to the traffic go by (sometimes) or not go by (rush hour).
Anyway, I took this picture a few minutes before the shot that was exhibited at Photoville. I shot this from the bike and pedestrian way leading up to the Bridge.
Here are a few new arrivals with their interpretations.
Travel Theme: Relaxing | Rant and Roam
Relaxing: Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme | The Rider
Travel theme: Relaxing | The Plexi Pixie
Travel Theme: Relaxing | tahira’s shenanigans
Travel Theme: Relaxation | travelling bag
Travel theme: Relaxing | Sonel’s Corner
Travel Theme: Relaxing | Geophilia Photography
Sunset from 404 Riverside Drive.
This is one of the earliest shots I took of the river before I had any idea I would be spending a significant part of the next three years photographing it.
When I shot it, back in October of 2010 I thought of it as an epic picture about the power of the river and the boats and barges that travel it day by day. Now I think it is romantic and perhaps even a bit sentimental. I still like it though.
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is up. I had hoped to go deep into the files for this one but, no such luck. I know I have prints of many places and ideas that fit the theme but I could not find them. It did make me realize though that my preference, is for me to get up as high as possible and shoot down. I can’t say why that is so but it was an interesting thing to observe. All of the shots used for this post are from 2013.
Apropos of nothing, a lovely lagniappe of my day was the chance to have a drink with Andra Watkins, The Accidental Cootchie Mama her own bad self, and her charming and erudite husband, MTM. They are in NYC on business and were kind enough to call me and spend some time.
Up we go:
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Artifacts and Fictions
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