15-03-10 Graceful Orange – Challenge Theme

“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented,Tell me I’m cute,
Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise,
Tell me I’m perfect –
But tell me the truth.”
Shel Silverstein

The Travel Theme this week is graceful.

The Weekly Photo Challenge is orange.


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“He looked like an Italian, was dressed like an Englishman, and had the independent air of an American–a combination which caused sundry pairs of feminine eyes to look approvingly after him, and sundry dandies in black velvet suits, with rose-colored neckties, buff gloves, and orange flowers in their buttonholes, to shrug their shoulders, and then envy him his inches.”

Louisa May Alcott

My first orange is here.

My second orange is over here.

Other graces and oranges are below.












Travel Theme: Close Up (Far Away)

Close Up

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” 
Susan Sontag




Other Close Up views:









1-27-14 Weekly Travel Theme: Wood

In the middle of the journey of our life

I came to myself within a dark wood

where the straight way was lost.


Ailsa’s theme this week is wood. Rivers have lots of wood. Wood lands in them, humans put wood in them, wood is just about anywhere you look.

Now I think I probably could have used the first picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge: juxtaposition but I thought I would save it.

RSJohnson_Hudson_1401270045First one piece of wood deposited by nature…then much more wood placed by humans.


Here are some other views of wood.








6-21-13 Summer Solstice: Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

This week’s Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes. I think most of us have made an overwhelming number of photographs that fit that challenge. Choosing is the hard part. So I grabbed 100 summer shots from my favorites file and then waited to see how many emails I would get in the next 4 hours. I used that number to pick the photograph (FYI: 42).

July 8, 2011

Boro Walk

A few other choice views:

Weekly Photo Challenge – Hope | Virginia Views

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes | cet4k cet1k cet0k

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes | ZULFIKARALEX

A Dog Balancing on a Motorcycle | About-One-Thing

The World Through Your Eyes | Cyan Skies

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes | Wind Against Current

“Through My Eyes” | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”

Weekly Photo Challenge : The World through Your Eyes | Retirement and beyond

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes | 2812 photography

Weekly Photo Challenge / B4 Retouch: The World through my Eyes / Pétanque | What’s (in) the picture?

A Walk into Bliss | Isadora Art and Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes | The corner of my imagination

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World through Your Eyes | Today, on Earth

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes – Pollen Trail | the goozeberry jar

Fantasy Friday IV: Inspiration & Post-a-day Mashup #2! | BEAUTYCALYPSE >>> Beauty 2.0

thru irishs eyes | The Temenos Journal

A rock pile…. | Life through a Lens

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes… | Still and All


2-20-13 Remembrance Of Things Past

“Perhaps the immobility of the things that surround us is forced upon them by our conviction that they are themselves, and not anything else, and by the immobility of our conceptions of them.” – Proust

Those of you who have been following The Quotidian Hudson for a while know that I have a few special places I return to again and again.  I usually shoot them in very similar ways because I have never found the exact view in the camera (or in post production) that matches the immobility of my conception of them.

Pier 54, The Marine and Aviation building at Pier 57, and especially the pilings between them have always been a key location. They evoke many emotions, good and bad.

Anyway, I visited them yesterday in the late afternoon…

Hudson River

Hudson River

10 minutes earlier

Hudson River

12-19-11 Every Other Monday 8 – El Ultimo

By a departing light
We see acuter, quite,
Than by a wick that stays.
There’s something in the flight
That clarifies the sight
And decks the rays.


My View                                                                                                     My Day

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            My Place                                                                      My Grace

12-5-11 Every Other Monday 7

It’s gonna be a long Monday
Sittin’ all alone on a mountain
By a river that has no end
It’s gonna be a long Monday
Stuck like the tick of a clock
That’s come unwound – again
And again

John Prine


In the world of the weird…any republican readers out there want to explain to me how serial adulterer Donald Trump became such a king-maker in your party that serial adulterer Gingrich was kissing his ring yesterday?