15-04-24 Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

Isaac Newton

This week’s challenge is motion.

I went digging in the archives and came up with these two varieties of motion on the river.

RSJohnson_Hudson_ 110107-93 Boro Walk

Other movements for your consideration…









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.


RSJohnson_Hudson_ 111219-46

“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.











2-15-14 Shocking News!

“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and “the dead months” will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.”
–  Fiona Macleod, Where the Forest Murmurs

It is still winter!


12-29-13 Travel Theme: Bird #2

I thought I would jump back into birding which is Ailsa’s theme of the week (well birds). My first go at it is here.

I have been learning the new Canon Mark III 5D I won in a raffle at Photo Plus Expo and thought I would take it down to the river. Lots of birds out and about. I also thought I would do some serious work in Lightroom afterwards with one image.

I really like the camera. I need to learn it a bit better before I take it out and do a shoot out between it and the Nikon D800 but that is for 2014.

Meanwhile here are some birds. The first shot is just to set the scene:

Birds130194Then the straight from the camera shot…


and the Lightroom worked shot.


Travel Theme: Birds | Northwest Frame of Mind

Lyrebird | morselsandscraps

Travel theme: Birds | deep dish life

travel theme: birds | myguiltypleasures

Travel theme: Birds | lyndamichele

Travel theme: Birds | travels with toby

Travel theme: Birds | Ritva’s Art – Photography

Travel Theme: Birds | Foto Challenge

5-12-13 Travel Theme: Beaches – 3 Shots – 4 POV

Ailsa’s Theme this week is Beaches. You can find many other views expressed at her blog right here.


Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather


It's May, it's May,...

It’s May, it’s May,…

POV 3 and 4


A few other POV:

Travel theme: Beaches | no step too loose

Lisbon’s got a river beach! : Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

The Beautiful Beaches of the Bahamas | Ron Mayhew’s Blog

Travel theme: Beaches | Figments of a DuTchess

Travel theme: Beaches (Oregon Coast)

Cherishing Our Beaches & Marine Life | Zeebra Designs & Destinations

beaches | photo theme hop

Travel Theme: Beaches | Hamburg und Mee(h)r

Beaches of the Maritime Provences | A New Day

Travel Theme: Beaches | Northwest Frame of Mind

1-30-13 Two Steps Forward – One Step Back

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”

Self-RelianceRalph Waldo Emerson

When I started The Quotidian Hudson its Constitution stated a picture a day.  No more than one picture a day. Apparently those of us who drafted the Constitution were very into ropes and rules that winter.  At some point fairly early in the process I decided it was a dumb rule and held a Constitutional Convention where we amended indeed eliminated, the rule and set no limit on what might be done.

However on January 30th, 2011 the “one picture rule” was still in effect. The two pictures below did not make the cut that day.

Hudson - NYC

It really was winter in January of 2011.

Hudson - NYC

If you are interested in seeing the picture that did make the cut… go here