17-01- WPC: Ambience

Not a fan of HDR but I have been playing with the updated version in LR…

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Ambience

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17-01-03 Trans_Lucent Dreams

“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” – Chuck Klosterman
“I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.” – Mark Twain

I am always extremely impressed with those definitive people who can say with confidence on January 1st that: “this was my best/favorite work of the past year.”

I seem to always feel: “Well, yes, that is true today but how about next month? Or next week? Or tomorrow? I will have changed by then. So, I expect my opinion will as well.”

Pretty wishy-washy, I guess.

Anyhow, a few of my favorite images made in 2016 from my project “Trans_Lucent”  as of 1/3/17 at 9:00 am…

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16-01-02 When The Music’s Over…

“Donald E. Carr points out that the sense impressions of one-celled animals are not edited for the brain” “This is philosophically interesting in a rather mournful way, since it means that only the simplest animals perceive the universe as it is.”

Annie Dillard – Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

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Travel Theme: Frame

“If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.”

Picasso

This week Ailsa’s theme over at “Where’s my backpack?” is frame.

I was looking back at some photos from the summer and found this one which I am working on for a different purpose but seemed most appropriate for this one as well.

Although which is the frame, I wonder…

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12-19-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”

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Twilight on the river

Other views of yellow:

https://halfaphotograph.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/sombre-light/

https://adimpleate.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/some-long-forgotten-sun/

http://theyyouandme.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/yellow-festivity/

http://sarahchangesherlife.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/wpc-yellow/

http://teandpaper.com/2014/12/19/weekly-photo-challenge-yellow/

http://rouladen.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/a-pop-of-vibrancy/

http://oliteahouse.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/balcony-and-yellow-leaves/

http://zainabdullah.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/weekly-photo-challenge-yellow/

http://schelleycassidy.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/weekly-photo-challenge-yellow/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/12/19/yellow/

and finally

11-28-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Converging (Trio)

“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 Weekly Photo Challenge is Converge.

A sunset trio of convergences from Riverbank State Park:

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RSJohnson_Hudson_1411287584Other convergences:

http://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-4/

http://lifeconfusions.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/converging-landscape/

http://elementaryposters.com/2014/11/28/converge/

http://sophiesophrosyne.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/one-autumn-day-in-florence/

http://www.pirancafe.com/2014/11/28/path-to-happiness-shanghai/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-a-convergence-of-light-and-hope/

http://congoeats.com/2014/11/28/129/

http://madmeanderingme.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge/

http://thomasleechphotography.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge-4/

http://dizaz.me/2014/11/29/photo-challenge-converge/

3-22-14 Weekly Photo Challenge

“How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”

Albert Einstein

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“It is only after time has been given for a cool and deliberate reflection that the real voice of the people can be know,”

George Washington

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Other Reflections

https://quotidianhudsonriver.com/2014/03/21/3-21-14-egnellahc-otohp-ylkeew-reflections/

http://drycrikjournal.com/2014/03/22/wpc-reflection-1/

http://giuliabernini.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://picturebandit.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://elizabethkrallphotos.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/reflections-2-pools-puddles-and-other-bodies-of-water/

http://robert20359.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://burbujachica.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://isengrapher.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-some-reflections/

http://lifeexperimentsbymichelle.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/reflecting-on-weeds/

http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/22/the-demon-on-their-shoulder/

The Accidental Cootchie Mama will pass 300 miles on her walk on Monday, which happens to be her birthday. http://andrawatkins.com/2014/03/22/the-demon-on-their-shoulder/    I wonder about her reflections

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/comment-page-2/

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.”
 Thoreau

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

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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://russelslof.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://colderweather.me/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://belgradestreets.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://rallifotod.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://gnivmcelada.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

http://oliteahouse.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections-2/

http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-reflection/

http://sebastiengrobelnyphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/

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://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/

2-7-13 Reflections On A Winter’s Night

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Cloudy waters cast no reflection
Images of beauty lie there stagnant
Vibrations bounce in no direction
But lie there shattered into fragments”
John Phillips

I am spending a lot of time in midtown after dark these days and have become fascinated with light bounce, color temperature and reflections in buildings.

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Straight From Camera

Straight From Camera

Worked in Lightroom

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1-(6/7)-12 Saugerties Lighthouse

Friday we drove up to Saugerties, NY to spend the night at the Saugerties Lighthouse. This was Katherine’s Christmas present to me. The Lighthouse was originally built in 1869. In 1954 the Coast Guard automated the light and the building closed and slowly decayed.  In 1978, the decaying Lighthouse was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and in 1986 the building and land were sold to the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy who immediately began raising money for the restoration of the building. It reopened in 1990 and the Coast Guard installed a solar powered beacon and recommissioned it as an aid to navigation.

The Bed and Breakfast in the lighthouse consists of two rooms upstairs.  They are furnished much as if it was 1920 with a coal burning stove for heat (very effective) and amazing views. As a guest you have access to the Lighthouse platform at any time, as well as the boat shaped “porch/swimming dock” and 24 hour access to the trail which closes to the public from dusk until dawn. You must plan your arrival and departure carefully as you park a half mile from the house and walk in. The trail floods at high tide.

The current Lighthouse Keepers and hosts are Patrick Landewe and Anna Berkheiser, a lovely couple who greet you warmly and make a very nice breakfast.  Reservations are hard to come by but if you can stay there, I strongly recommend that you do so.

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