7-22-13 Homage to Broken Light

Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old
Sometimes I’d like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

What I’ve got they used to call the blues
Nothin’ is really wrong
Feelin’ like I don’t belong
Walkin’ around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

I don’t even particularly like The Carpenters and here I am quoting them…

After I read the post on today’s Broken Light: A Photography Collective, the picture below taken on May 22nd, another foggy and muggy day, came to mind.

If you are not familiar with the work of Broken Light I truly believe you should check them out. Unlike Samantha Pugsley, today’s Broken Light photographer, I love rain and fog. It is the sort of weather that invigorates me and pulls me out of my blues (“pace” Karen Carpenter). I think Samantha and I might be able to have an interesting dialogue via photograph on the subject.  Feelings are feelings and there is no right or wrong but the contrast might be enlightening.


One of the things that I love about this picture is the way, to my eye,  the tug and barge look like a submarine in a World War 2 picture creeping up on the Circle Line boat. But you know Bogie is the captain of the Circle Line and will figure out an answer with the help of Lauren Bacall.


6 responses to “7-22-13 Homage to Broken Light

  1. I love your post and your photo! I’m thrilled that you love the rain and fog. I wish I did! What I find interesting is that despite our completely opposite opinions, we both find inspiration on days like this 🙂 I think that’s what is truly beautiful about art in general; how we can each create something beautiful on the same subject and it can have entirely different meanings. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you. I visited your flickr page. Very impressive work. I did a 365 challenge a few years ago. It can be tough but sometimes on those days you just don’t want to do it, you find the best images and ideas. Keep it up!

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