4-11-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: (Once More With Feeling) Yellow

Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets,–
Prodigal of blue,Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover’s words.
As you know by now the “Weekly Photo Challenge was Color.  My two previous attempts are here and there.  Today I thought we would try yellow.  As Ms. Dickinson says, a few are from nature but most of these are not.
As always let’s check out some of the other viewpoints on the Challenge:
  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | A Real Mummy Diary
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | For the Archives
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Photo & Tour
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge; Color : TEFL Bloggers
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Project Remnant Redo
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color & NF Blo-Ma 44: Lilac Magnolia | From My Horizon
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color (Purple) | A Nature Mom
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | small house/BIG GARDEN
  9. It’s Still Easter: a Theology of Color [photo sermon] | the long way home | Prodigal Paul
  10. Photo(s) of the Day | Wings to Fly
  11. The Colours of Puerto Vallarta – weekly photo challenge Color | The ever rambling thoughts of Suzan McEvoy
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color In The Kathmandu Valley | The Human Rights Warrior
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Ripples of Truth
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful Confessions | studio Nem
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color III – Blue « The Neophyte Photographer
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | IsobelandCat’s Blog
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Giving Thought | Giving Sight
  18. Colores Locales | Writing Between the Lines
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: With Flying Colors! | Diamond Mike Watson
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Foto de Moto
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | k-hem
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color Guard | Love in the Spaces
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Hayley Vornholt
  24. Weekly Challenge: Color « Gleaning the Nuggets
  25. The Beauty of the Iris – Color and Overlooked | Journeying with Joy
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge : Color | Selaksa Kata
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | PragueByKaty
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | One Girl’s Journey to 30
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Gasm Travels
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour (Blue) | Postcards from Scotland
  31. Study in Green (with lyrebirds) | Ellen Gregory
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge : Color | Color Odyssey
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Creativity Untamed
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | Milners Blog
  35. mask | yi-ching lin photography
  36. A World Awash With Color | Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | SimplySage
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | I did it … for Johnny
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | weird & cool stuff seen while out & about
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | En snögummas tankar om livet
  40. wholeyjeans
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Colors of Cameroon | The Human Rights Warrior
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge – Colour | 12 Books in 12 Months
  43. Good Morning Spring, I’ve Missed You | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Scribbling Gizmos
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | An Evil Nymph’s Blog
  46. Color My World – Weekly Photo Challenge: COLOR | picturethismyway
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: the (real) color red in Jerusalem | Deena’s home online
  48. The Color Purple | Butterfly Mind
  49. Last year’s tulips | Kari Neumeyer ~ Rhymes with Safari
  50. Alive for a day | IAMontheRun
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour | Picturing England
  52. Weekly Photo Post: Color at Washington Park Arboretum. | Robin’s Light Writing
  53. Color you say? color it is! | teddiedoucette4u
  54. The Sky Is Not Always Blue | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Code For Confession
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | atreegrowsinbklyn
  57. Toronto’s Graffiti Alley |
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Coretan Hidup Seorang Ryan
  59. weekly photo challenge: colour « I used to be indecisive…
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge : Colour | restlessjo
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour (Purple) | Postcards from Scotland
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colors | Ang tahanan ko’y mundo
  63. splash | yi-ching lin photography
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Geophilia
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | My Tropical Home
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful Market | Uwana
  67. Ah…Pink! « Catherine Louise Gurganus
  68. Go Green.. | ayimas
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | Dawn Whitehand: Visual Artist
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color IV – Red « The Neophyte Photographer
  71. Colourful Houses In Aveiro,Portugal | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Color | GoldenJade Photography

3-15-13 Travel Theme: Green

I hope everyone enjoyed  Pi yesterday.

Ailsa’s theme this week is Green. I can’t begin to understand what brought that on.

To see what people are posting in response go here.  Since I am in a somewhat weirdly playful mood, I decided that my first entry would be the first five things I saw that were green after my last appointment of the day.  I will say I think it is a bit of a mixed bag. All photos are of course phoneography.






Here are a just a few of the folk’s views of green

Ailsa’s photo challenge: green | Sounds like wish

Travel theme – Green « A Post a Day for 2013



The vikings winter way of being green | Le Drake Noir

Travel Theme: Green | I did it … for Johnny

Travel Theme: Green | A Gringos life in Cusco

1-19-13 Travel Theme: UP

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is up. I had hoped to go deep into the files for this one but, no such luck. I know I have prints of many places and ideas that fit the theme but I could not find them. It did make me realize though that my preference, is for me to get up as high as possible and shoot down. I can’t say why that is so but it was an interesting thing to observe.  All of the shots used for this post are from 2013.

Apropos of nothing, a lovely lagniappe of my day was the chance to have a drink with Andra Watkins, The Accidental Cootchie Mama her own bad self, and her charming and erudite husband, MTM. They are in NYC on business and were kind enough to call me and spend some time.

Up we go:



Hudson River

Hudson River

A few other points of view

Ese’s Voice

Adventures We Seek

Artifacts and Fictions

Around The World

1-4-13 Travel Theme: Multiples

“One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves.”     Gore Vidal

Ailsa is kicking off the new year with the theme of Multiples Multiples.  This gives a lot of opportunities when you start to think and look. I have pulled three from 2012…

Chocolate Chip Cookies (preshow)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (preshow)

Fiddler Crabs

Fiddler Crabs

Free Kayaks

Free Kayaks

12-31-12: My 2012 In Pictures – Tercero/Thaleth/Tatu/Troisième/Ikatlo/Third

The New Year approaches. A question I pose to myself is: will I post everyday in 2013?  Time and circumstance will tell. Before I close out with some other of my favorite photographs of 2012 I want to acknowledge some of my favorite blogs, the ones I read consistently. All have something that I suggest warrants your attention. In no order at all they are…

The Accidental Cootchie Mama

50 Year Project

Leanne Cole Photography


Where’s my backpack?

Wind Against Current

Colder Weather

Ephemeral New York

Photography Journal Blog

Chronicles of Illusions

What I Saw

Creaky Toes

and of course: The Weekly Photo Challenge

These are only a few – I have many more and will list some of them to start the new year perhaps…

Now some of my favorite pictures of 2012. They may not be my best but they are a collection of my favorites.

People – Places – Nature: in chronological order June-December


Mermaid Day Parade


Sky Over The Hudson

Teenager - Rock Center

Teenager – Rock Center


Photographer and Model – Lower East Side


Turkish Music Festival – Lincoln Center Out of Doors


DJ – WFUV -Ceol na nGael – Irish Music Festival – Lincoln Center Out Of Doors


Friend – Wellfleet, MA. Blackfish Creek


Sunset 2 – Wellfleet MA. Blackfish Creek


Fort Tryon Park – The Cloisters – The Heather Garden


Man – The High Line


Model – B&H Walkabout – The High Line


Sunset over The Hudson and New Jersey


Coney Island Boardwalk – Before Sandy


Low Tide – Pre Sandy – Hudson River 100th Street


Staten Island – Post Sandy


14th Street and 8th Avenue


Trees – (George Washington Bridge


Cherry Walk – Hudson River

A few other views of 2012

My Tropical Home


Cee’s Photography


Mike Hardisty Photography

Mirth and Motivation


For those unfamiliar with The Twilight Zone, this Wiki article explains yesterday’s title and quote:

To Serve Man

Happy New Year to one and all. I hope you have a glorious 2013.

12-7-12(11) – Travel Theme: Circles – Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Today we have a twofer! Ailsa over at where’s my backpack? selected circles as her travel theme because for the last few months she has been traveling in circles around the US.  Meanwhile this week’s Photo Challenge is Changing Seasons because after all it’s “What’s Happening Now!!

I dug through the archives and came up with these two images from one year ago today, 12/7/11. They are two views of basically the same scene down by the Hudson and I think they cover both categories quite well. (But, you will be the judge of that).

Hudson - NYC

12 Months ago-circling the changing seasons-2

Speaking of judging, thanks to everyone who spoke out yesterday about the three images.  I heard through the blog, Facebook and my email and it was unanimous. Everyone liked the first shot. (Thankfully).  Why thankfully? That is the shot I worked. The second shot was the look the automatic functions on Lightroom gave me and the third shot was as it came out of the camera.

Other points of view…


The Good Villager


Sofie’s Diary


Wind Against Current – Changing Seasons

tahira’s shenanigans

Ese’s Voice – Travel Theme


Wind Against Current – Travel Theme


Hamburg Und Mee(h)r

11-27-12 Travel Theme: Liquid

Ailsa’s theme this week is Liquid -(you can see other ideas of the theme if you click on the word Liquid). Liquid can mean a lot of different things to people. Here are a few of my ideas.

11-18-12 Travel Theme: Mystical (Take 2)

Ailsa’s theme this week is Mystical.  Check out the link for her visions and many others views.

You can see my first take on the theme here.  Today I go in a very different direction. Many years ago, Katherine and I were lucky enough to ride into Canyon de Chelly and visit the Anasazi Cliff Houses.  Talk about a place that feels mystical…

The most interesting thing to me though was how many of the pictures I took that day included something my naked eye had not see.  I ended ed up with lots of pictures of…no I don’t think I will say.