10-25-16 The World Series

Begins right now! I am not a football fan and was glad that this past Sunday  lots of kids were out playing baseball and soccer in Riverside Park,

I got a nice double exposure but can’t decide if I prefer it in color or black and white.

All thoughts appreciated.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHER!!!! 20 years old. OMG

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15-11-17 That’s How The Light Gets In

A Guest Post from Leonard Cohen…after the Hudson

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The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

11-29-13 Let There Be Light!

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

Let There Be Light! is this weeks Photo Challenge.

January 7th, 2012 Sunrise through Saugerties Lighthouse:

Boro Walk

Some other views to light your way:

  1. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Let there be Light | soletusknow
  2. The source of light | Laura’s Little Things
  3. Let There Be Light! | draccoonian
  4. Let there be a little light at least…. | Pseu’s Blog
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! | catatan si ijul
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light…Italy! | Cali Girl Says…
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Lights | Global Annal
  8. Shadow & Light | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  9. Photoworld 29-11-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  10. Post A Day, Weekly Photo Challenge; Let There Be Light | terry1954
  11. The One with All the Christmas Lights | Jackie Cangro
  12. Let there be Light ! (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge – Let There Be Light! | Crystal Nuding

 

2-27-13 Travel Theme: Bridges Redux

“Well, you walk into the room
Like a camel and then you frown
You put your eyes in your pocket
And your nose on the ground
There ought to be a law
Against you comin’ around
You should be made
To wear earphones.”

Bob Dylan

For whatever reason I have been listening obsessively to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and Leonard Cohen‘s Live From London over the past few weeks.  As I thought about Ailsa’s Bridge Theme, it occurred to me that the music I am listening to is a 44 year bridge of time. If you prefer, they are a bridge to 91 years of writing and performance time.

Here are two more of New York’s Bridges.

I believe this is The Manhattan Bridge but it could be The Brooklyn.

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“They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within
I’m coming now, I’m coming to reward them
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
I’m guided by a signal in the heavens
I’m guided by this birthmark on my skin
I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin”

Leonard Cohen

Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (open)

Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (open)

For a different view…http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/02/25/travel-theme-bridges/

2-24-13 RGB (and Brown)

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

In photography RGB is a very important phrase, concept, and working environment.  As I walked along Riverside Park in the rain yesterday the living embodiment appeared to me. Of course, it is a park so…

Hudson River

8-24-11 Your Guess Is As Good As Theirs

I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
Leonard Cohen

I know it has been said before but really people…how often do they get the weather right 5 days in advance?

For your viewing pleasure… Leonard Cohen 1967

The Stranger Song