11-24-15 The World Through A Dirty Window Without My Glasses

Can look like this…


“They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game”

R. D. Laing





15-01-06 42nd Street (Late Evening)

“The soft rush of taxis by him, and laughter, laughters hoarse as a crow’s, incessant and loud, with the rumble of the subways underneath – and over all, the revolutions of light, the growings and recedings of light – light dividing like pearls – forming and reforming in glittering bars and circles and monstrous grotesque figures cut amazingly on the sky.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald




4-18-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

An artist who had certainly known the feeling of being on top died yesterday.  RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

“In the parlor was a huge camera on wheels like the ones used in public parks, and the backdrop of a marine twilight, painted with homemade paints, and the walls papered with pictures of children at memorable moments: the first Communion, the bunny costume, the happy birthday. Year after year, during contemplative pauses on afternoons of chess, Dr. Urbino had seen the gradual covering over of the walls, and he had often thought with a shudder of sorrow that in the gallery of casual portraits lay the germ of the future of the city, governed and corrupted by those unknown children, where note even the ashes of his glory would remain.”
Gabriel García Márquez – Love In The Time of Cholera

The photo challenge this week is On Top.

I will start with three views.

On Top of The Empire State Building overlooking The Hudson


What’s actually on top of the Empire State Building


Boro Walk

More top notch answers:











12-15-13 Weekly Photo Challenge/Travel Theme: Still Community

The Weekly Photo Challenge is community. Ailsa’s Travel Theme is still. I thought this snowy picture from Hoboken 2/2011 fit the bill(s).

Community - Hoboken0086

A few other views from around the sphere:

Stillness… | ilargia64

weekly photo challenge: community | Wood Rabbit Journey

Travel theme: Still | Processing the life

Buying Handicrafts from a semi nomadic Community, Kutch, India | Life is a Vacation

Travel theme: Still | LooknWalk

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different

If I Were a Bird | Broken Light: A Photography Collective

So still | Looking at tiny stars

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | nancy merrill photography

weekly photo challenge: community | whatever a moon has always meant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Geophilia Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | acieartikulasi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

Travel Theme: Still | Wind Against Current

(Travel Theme) : STILL / DIAM…. | bambangpriantono

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Kelly Love’s Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | littlegirlstory

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Ruth E Hendricks Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community | Memory Catcher

10-24-13 Backing Up

Yup it continues but is going well. A good day basically. Very good portfolio review with The Maine Media Workshop/ B&H
at Photo Plus Expo today. Good class tonight. Two city photos with the phone coming up. One inspired by The Accidental Cootchie Mama who asked about the stupidest thing you’ve done to get a photograph. Standing in the middle of 6th Ave above 42nd?



5-22-13 To See What There Is To See

“The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”

John Cage

Following up on my attempting to not just look but to see, I walked in some familiar places in town yesterday. (Today I walked the stretch of the Hudson I have been on more than any other, details tomorrow.) This is what I found.

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

12-12-12 One Day On Earth – New York City

Sp not only are the odds very strong that I will never again see a date such as today’s… i guess I might make 1/1/01 (2101) with some quick medical advances but I hope not but this December has 5 Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays which only happens every 824 years according to several friends of mine.