15-02-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”

Yea or Nay? Can a trey be the answer today?

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Other views

https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/weekly-photo-challenge-8/

http://kleesbutterfly.com/2015/02/13/brussels-belgium-parc-du-cinquantenaire-and-royal-museums-of-art-and-history/

https://jimholroyd365d.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

http://pathsunwritten.com/2015/02/14/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://myvividvisions.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry-in-architectures/

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8-5-14 Oyster Farming – Low Tide Blackfish Creek

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Not all creatures care…

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The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.

Lewis Carroll

4-12-14 Play And Walk

After I finished my Lightroom Tutoring session yesterday I figured I would walk across Central Park to get home. I had not been to the park in quite some time. I also figured it would be a good day for me to play with the camera and wander a few places I don’t get to often enough in the park.  So, the first thing I did was play with

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the multiple exposure function. This is not something I often do and I have (had – they are gone) a LOT of truly crappy pictures but I kind of like this hot dog cart on 5th and 73rd. Then I walked up to the Metropolitan which was drowning in people.

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I don’t think this even remotely touches on the population just on the stairs by the entrance but I again sort of like the shot. So after that I wander through the park until I came to The North Wood. I really don’t get there enough.

While I was there I made a few friends.

 

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but after awhile I wore them out with my attention and my camera and I got the idea that it was time to go.

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So I did and headed on home.

12-27-13 Travel Theme: Birds

Ailsa chose birds in honor of the Wren Festival.

I may have used this picture back on July 8, 2012 but it fits the theme. Osprey nesting at Freshkills Park on Staten Island.

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A few other birds…

Travel Theme: Birds | Ese’ s Voice

Oh, to be a Bird! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Birds (Ailsa’s travel theme) « Jag gör världen vackrare

Travel Theme: Birds | Postcards from

Joyful Reflections (with Birds) | Jaspa’s Journal

Travel Theme – Birds | alien shores

6-22-13 Travel Theme: Ripples

Ailsa’s Travel theme this week is: Ripples. Right in my wheelhouse, right? Well, yes it is.

So,I decided to leave the river for the day and dig through the archives. I found these two pictures that I took on 9/2/08 at the last day of the Slow Food Exhibit in San Francisco.

I love the ripples made by the kite’s tail…

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and the bird’s colors rippling the wings as the wings ripple the air…

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List of other ideas will be below but of course, San Francisco and Ripple brought something else to mind that i thought I would share first…

Travel Theme: Ripples | Wind Against Current

Ripples- weekly travel theme | @vannilla

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/just-let-go/

Travel theme: Ripples | Ain’t Mine No More

Weekly Travel Theme: Ripples | Lillie-Put

Ripples (Pic de Jour) | piran café

Travel theme: ripples | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

Travel Theme: Ripples | The World Is a Book…

Weekly travel theme: ripples | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau

That’s all for now…

5-29-13 John James Audubon

“I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.”
― John Cage

Summer arrived in NYC today. High of 82 degrees and supposed to be 90 Thursday and Friday. I love hot weather but I also love spring and I am sorry we did not have one again this year.

That has nothing to do with the pictures I am about to show you however. Back on April 20th, I stopped at Trinity Cemetery to pay my respects to James Audubon

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who is buried in the graveyard at the  Church of the Intercession in the Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum at 155th Streetand Broadway. I have been spending a lot of serious work time on my Hudson pictures and given the summer weather just wanted to play a bit. Two views of his grave marker…

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12-20-11 – River Critters

I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers. Most of what I love about the country is a gift of the rivers. . . . America is a great story, and there is a river on every page of it. —

Charles Kuralt

It was  a gray and rainy day yesterday, the sky was gray the water was gray, my mood was grey, a good day to have company on the river. Luckily these gray creatures were kind enough to escort me for most of my time…

Call it a lagniappe – call it the author’s self-indulgence…Since it is the season, for the next few days the Quotidian Hudson will also contain a selection of my favorite Holiday songs (those that are on video which leaves some of my most favorite out.) Unfortunately, the closest I can find for a Hudson River Holiday song is Jennifer Hudson’s Christmas album and that won’t do…If you know of any, please leave me a note!