7-24-14 – Five Weeks (Who’s Counting)

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

 

I had the chance to go out and shoot Abigail and Lilah for the first time in almost a month today.  We went out to Riverside Park or at least the path outside it. I tried to get them to the river but no luck… We were all a little rusty and we all are a little distracted. We are coming up to the end of this project. In 35 days Lilah leaves for college. In 35 days we take Abigail to college.  I am not very happy with what I shot today but I do think I got a few interesting images. You will be the judge of that…

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7-23-14 Minds Are A Wonderful Thing

 

 

 

 

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The last thing you see at the Garry Winogrand retrospective at The Met where they don’t allow you to take pictures of the exhibition.

7-19-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.

Ben Huberman – The Daily Post

Since wrappers are included in the definition I feel well within bounds with these two containers.

I walked through Central Park yesterday on my way to see the Garry Winogrand exhibit at The Met. I will have more to say about that another day. On my way to the Met I came across this scene.

Here, the packaging is exactly the same idea but the wrappings are so very different. Do they tell us any truth about what they contain?

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Does the way we see it make a difference in our view of the packaging?

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Apropos of nothing: This was Abigail’s favorite song when she was three years old…

Other containers:

http://sarahchangesherlife.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/wpc-containers-my-life-packed-in-containers/

http://elizabatz.com/2014/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-containers-on-trains/

http://justanothernatureenthusiast.org/2014/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-containers/

http://rouladen.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/bonsai-reaching-out/

http://situnis.com/wpc-container-beulangong/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/before-the-storm-2/

http://polymathically.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-containers-or-storm-in-a-bottle/

http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/wpc-container-rolling-landscape-framed/

http://halfaphotograph.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-containers/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/07/19/weekly-photo-challenge-containers/

http://anneowls.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/weekly-photo-challenge-containers/

 

7-18-14 Travel Theme: Purple

Ailsa’s theme this week is Purple.  I know I previously showed a different angle on this location but how could I resist?

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From the southwest we travel to the northeast for a double shot of purple today.

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Here are some other purple views…

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-purple/

http://elizabatz.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-fields-of-purple/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/purple-rain/

http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/south-pacific-geocaches-with-leis/

http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/travel-theme-purple/

 

7-17-14 Throwback Thursday

I don’t do throwback Thursday. Never have. But recently my mother dug an old piece of my history up and I shared it on several forms of social media. So I figured, let’s go back half a decade to Cape Cod in July 2009 and watch the oyster farmers at work.

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What did my mother dig up? I am sure this will be familiar to some of you…(personal information is blacked out). Without looking! Who knows what 1-H means?

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7-15-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (Home Base Edition)

We live in cities you’ll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know, we’re on each other’s team

Lorde & Joel Little

I have been wandering pretty far afield as of late and thought I should bring it home for my second response to this week’s photo challenge: relic.  My first take is here.

There are, naturally, lots of relics on the Hudson but perhaps the most famous one is Bannerman castle on Pollepel Island. Last summer while climbing Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill I was able to take some photographs on a humid and stormy day.

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Here are other relics:

http://mochilisreloaded.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/weekly-photo-challenge-relic/

http://thisismycorn.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/place-in-service-1931/

http://travelfunfoodpictures.com/2014/07/15/weekly-photo-challenge-relic/

http://khanhhoavothi.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/relic-it-is-the-past-inside-you/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/07/15/weekly-photo-challenge-relic/

http://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/a-relic-from-another-era/

http://cameranomad.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/relic-house-weekly-photo-chanllenge/

http://sixpixx.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/weekly-photo-challenge-relic/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/07/11/weekly-photo-challenge-relic/

http://netterequena.com/2014/07/wpc-relic/