17-02-14 Feels Like A Russian Valentine’s Day Here In The States

FYI: Double Exposure/self portrait taken during blizzard.


16-09-15 Triathlon WPC – Frame; Mirror; Edge

I have been running around and out of town so thought I would combine the last three weekly challenges: FrameEdgeMirror into one shot. With the help of the lovely Rebecca Campbell, I was able to do just that.

What do you think?


15-01-26 Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself – Self Portrait Blizzard Version

A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks.
Richard Avedon

The Weekly Challenge is Express Yourself

My first take was 15-01-23

My second take was that

Today is “and the other”…


Other’s expressions:











10-18-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Re-Refraction

The Challenge is here.

Yesterday’s attempt.

I once again borrow Melanie Neilson‘s words to express a feeling:

Verse 8 of

“Bird Coming Through A Super Doorway: The Doris Touch”

Now see what good turns mirrors for reflection have done:
Delights to peep, gaze therein on screwball heroines, screwball heroes
In cave, temple, destroyed boudoir, where-through the sun, endlessly
True and false, light and sound are found. Loving form,
Doris fulfills her intention to make poetry vital in her time
Fierce faith therein, multiple readings do show her art evergreen.



Other views:












3-21-14 egnellahC otohP ylkeeW: Reflections

The photo challenge this week is reflections.

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

I’m a photographer. I chose to take the word and its meaning literally. RSJohnson_Hudson_13081300086


A few other views (stayed tuned until the end for a truly different view):

http://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/ – this one is especially for The Accidental Cootchie Mama – http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/21/join-me-at-nashvilles-parnassus-books-on-april-3/









http://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/ – this one is especially for The Accidental Cootchie Mama – http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/21/join-me-at-nashvilles-parnassus-books-on-april-3/


2-25-14 Timely

Our assignment in Amy Arbus‘ class this week was to shoot someone being “timely”. I don’t think I did that well with the assignment but I did enjoy playing with what I managed to take. This is Abigail shaving lines into her friends eyebrows. Not a style when i was in high school but apparently it is now.


9-8-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV (#2)

The challenge this week is: An Unusual POV. My first go is here.

I was having some trouble with this challenge, uninspired and feeling flat, until I saw Vlad’s response over at Wind Against Current. (check it out – follow the link). He had posted such remarkable work that I felt I had to give it a go.

Once is not enough they say so here is attempt #2. Three shots from the tunnel leading to the river at 96th Street.

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Here are some other views of this challenge.

An Unusual Point of View | illuminating the invisible

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View (2) | Bastet and Sekhmet

Monorail skimming the ground – Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | Summerfield84’s English blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | More than a Cat

WPC: Unusual Point of View -City Park With A View | Inner Quest Wanderer

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | northumbrian : light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual POV | booksinthekitchen

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV (2) | The World Is a Book…

Long Road Home | Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | A Convergence of Vision

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | Bams’ Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV | picturingpositive

Okra, Lady’s fingers,Bhindi or Gumbo | About-One-Thing

3-27-12 Well, It Seemed A Good Idea At The Time

Have you ever thought: “Wow, this seems like a really great thing to do. Let’s do it!” and then discovered half way through that you have bitten off more than you can easily chew and things start to feel really dicey?

That is what I did today. 10 hours later, I made it through and it only cost two incredibly sore calves, a bruised kneecap, a deep look into my internal mirror, and a realization of where I am in my life.

I am very glad I did it.

I seriously doubt that I will ever do it again.


This year, Clearwater’s “Great Hudson River Revival” is happening on June 16th and 17th in Croton Point ParkCroton-On-Hudson.