“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.”
The Travel Theme this week is graceful.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is orange.
“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.
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign heading in to Peekskill, NY. 5th day of August, 2013.
“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!
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:
Then 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
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”
Self-Reliance – Ralph 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.
It really was winter in January of 2011.
If you are interested in seeing the picture that did make the cut… go here