10-21-13 Boro Walk

Yesterday I mentioned the Boro walk I went on Friday night led by Lynn Saville . Here is a selection of photos from the walk.

















Below is an attempt at inserting a video of the pictures. Will it work? No idea..


7-21-13 Six Days And Counting

Last week I wrote (Here) about Katherine returning to swim the Hudson after a two-year gap. The swim is 6 days away and she has been training hard. I wanted to give you all a taste of what the swim looks like before it starts so here are two shots from just before the 2008 swim.

The Guardians

Swim team

I also wanted to give a shout out to the woman with the gorgeous green/blue/aqua eyes, The Accidental Cootchie Mama (a great blogger and a great writer). She and her witty and charming husband MTM did a quick NYC visit and were kind enough to both fit me in for lunch and make a donation to River Pool in Katherine’s honor.

6-8-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Photo Challenge is as fleeting as its topic. The challenge comes around every week but hesitate even slightly and suddenly a new challenge has taken its place.   I was planning on being really esoteric and smart about the challenge and avoid the more obvious choices but I realized that time is fleeting, and sometimes the obvious is only obvious because it is right.

I am sure many other folks will go the same way and I look forward to their views.

This photograph is exactly as I created back in 2005 in iPhoto.

Eva and Abigail Central Park - 2005 Victorian Gardens

Next year they are both seniors in High School. This weekend, Eva (L) is upstate at Mountain Jam. Abigail is on Randall’s Island at the The Governors Ball. Both are music festivals of 3 day duration. Their musical tastes have diverged. Their love for one another has not.

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr Seuss

Here are a few other views for your enjoyment.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | WryGrass

weekly-photo-challenge-fleeting/Fleeting Moments #photography | Moondustwriter’s Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting « LargeSelf

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | Riding Bitch

Fleeting | de Wets Wild

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | LUND Sweden

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – What Others Imagine | pics by peep

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | alien shores

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | Mama Sonshine

Weekly Photo Challenge: (fleeting) | Irresistibly Fish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting | unexpectedincommonhours

fleeting « primo piano

5-20-13 Look-See-Shoot

When you start separating people from their rivers, what have you got?  Bureaucracy! – Jack Kerouac

I had an appointment downtown last Thursday. Since it was one of our few truly warm spring days so far in ’13,  I didn’t want to waste it.  I left early and took a long walk down the river. This is a part of the river that I am very familiar with so looking for things to shoot is not enough. I really have to see what is there. I firmly believe that our brain tends to shut our senses down in familiar locations even though everyday the river and its banks change.  The river, the banks, the city are all living pulsing things and they change always.

I am thinking about all this because I am listening to too many people talk about my work.  They are causing me to doubt my own vision and that is death to creativity. You know you are in trouble when you present your own work apologetically or off-handedly which I did today.

Enough of my pep talk to me. You don’t need to hear it.  A few sites seen on a walk from 110th Street to 50th Street…

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

5-10-13 Always Turn Around

I took a side trip to East Kingston today.  While I was walking down a trail by the river –

Hudson River

I turned around. Behind me on my left I saw this.

Hudson River

and behind me on my right, I saw this.

Hudson River

“`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains.”