16-02-19 Weekly Photo Challenge -Seasons (Hudson River Edition)

The challenge this week is seasons.  We have not had much winter in the northeast yet but the last few weeks have done their best.

These images were shot in and around Highland Falls, West Point, and Little Stoney Point.

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15-02-28 Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

REWARD

I went to Staten Island yesterday to drop off one of my images of the Saugerties Lighthouse which was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Lighthouse Museum in March. That was pretty rewarding.

More rewarding (even though I lost a glove in the process) was the ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan and the view of The Hudson it afforded. I could see all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.

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Below is the information about the exhibit…reward #2 (but not my image)

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Other rewarding blogs:

http://www.nty6x.com/blog/photo-challenges/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wpc-reward/

https://vidurmithal.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/honeybee-on-flower/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/when-the-sun-breaks-through/

http://2812photography.com/2015/02/27/treat-it-like-a-reward/

https://anvicaphotos.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://petalumaspectatorphotoblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/reward/

https://rly242.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/orion/

15-02-22 Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule Of Thirds (2/3)

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break.
John Madden

The challenge is The Rule of Thirds.

My first third is here.

Here are two answers for my second third…

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Other views:

https://pictureworthy.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/feb-22-2015-sunday-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

http://thedailysnap365.com/2015/02/22/photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

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https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sunsets-rules-of-thirds/

https://theliteside.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cartoslogbook.com/2015/02/22/on-the-road-to-glacier-national-park/

http://wanderingdawgs.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://artphotopoem.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

https://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/before-after/

https://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

15-02-17 Ice Ice Baby

My mind can play tricks on me sometimes and lead me down some mighty odd paths and call up some truly terrifying stuff.

For instance, I saw these sculptures in Central Park yesterday…

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RSJohnson_150216_9901Then today I read that Patty Hearst, the media princess, SLA kidnapping victim, SLA member, convict, actress, wife, mother, widow is now co-owner of a champion Shih Tzu after it won its group yesterday at The Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden.

This is where my wandering mind enters. Why this popped into my head as I looked at the images after reading the article I can’t say but…

enjoy?

15-02-09 Scale Part 3 – Weekly Photo Challenge (Body Response Division)

“These days we all play cool, calm and collected
Why, our lips could turn blue just shooting the breeze”

John Hiatt

I was walking north by the river today, after a Lightroom tutoring session, thinking about scale which is the weekly photo challenge word of the week. It was a really cold walk. About 27 degrees with a 20 mph wind seeming to come straight downriver from the north.

I realized that here was a perfect example of scale in a oblique way. Our response to temperature is based on the scale we are used to. I thought it was frigid. When I lived in Boston I would have said it was pretty cold but when I lived in St. Paul I would have thought it was a pretty nice winter day.

When I lived in LA I would have thought it was the apocalypse.

A shot upriver towards the George Washington Bridge.

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My first take is Here

My second take is: Here

Other scales to measure:

https://punktpatrzenia.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

http://impressionsblog.com/2015/01/04/flashmob-antwerp-train-station/

http://www.mammylu.com/2015/02/09/a-little-fireman-watching-a-car/

http://ennuiadventures.com/2015/02/09/3-little-pigs-on-a-spoon/

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale/

https://krystalvation.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/photo-challenge-scale/

https://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-s-c-a-l-e/

https://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-scale-from-below/

http://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2015/02/09/toytown/

https://sukiesoriginal.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/weekly-photography-challenge-scale/

15-01-27 Scenes From A Small Storm

RSJohnson_Hudson_1501279152Well, the Clipper stayed east of us and NYC ended up with between 6″ and 12″ depending on your borough. It will probably be an extraordinarily expensive non major event given how many people didn’t go to work today and the cost to small business of shutting down the subway.

Long Island, Massachusetts and Maine got hit hard. It wasn’t the size of the storm but the location that was missed. I hope my Governor and Mayor will realize that weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable and you don’t cancel the world on a rumor. You prepare but you don’t act until you have some surety.

However, it was a “snow day” today. Here are a few images from this morning

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