15-11-09 The Story

Why do we gossip? Why do we blog? Why do take selfies and publish both intimate and pointless narratives of our day on social media? I have no idea. But I do know…

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15-01-01 The Moving Finger

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

Omar Khayyam

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2-12-14 Weekly Photo Challenge (Again With The Selfie?)

Challenge: selfie.

I had no intention of posting another one of these (attempt #1)(attempt #2) but I got such a positive response in the Fleeting Moment Portrait class – that is the one taught by Amy Arbus – last night that I figured, why not. I don’t actually think this is a “selfie”. It is a self-portrait which, to my mind is a very different thing but Abigail assures me it is a “selfie” and I figure a 17-year-old should know.

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Other selfs:

http://parislux.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie-reflection-in-the-window-sun-light-the-daily-post/

http://socialwilliams.us/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://rindrianie.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://mondasiregar.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://kriztyne.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://pinoytransplant.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://zennjennc.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/a-hair-story/

http://kosheradobo.com/2014/02/10/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://theseekersdungeon.com/2014/02/11/tricks-for-getting-through-the-day/

http://itsallaboutabitofthisandthat.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie-radiator-lady/

http://freerangecow.com/2014/02/12/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

2-9-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie # 2

I was told I looked like a ghost in the last selfie I posted (here ) for the challenge. So I went back into the vaults and pulled out this one from the day I got my new glasses.

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I think they look good, don’t you?

Other people’s views of themselves.

http://lulumusing.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/shadow-play/

http://tishfarrell.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/in-looking-glass-land-in-kensington-gardens-anish-kapoor-revisited/

http://techpersonified.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://mywordwall.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/wpc-selfie/

http://bohemiacademia.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://myphotolanguage.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challnge-selfie/

http://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://thegravelghost.com/2014/02/09/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie-no-2/

http://midlifecrisiscrossover.com/2014/02/09/how-ive-spent-too-much-of-this-winter/

http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://richardtullochwriter.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie-rajasthan/

2-7-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie (Not where I should be edition)

Today, my plan was to work until 2 and then go to Boston. Take some brilliant shots on the road and blog about the ride. However, when I went to the car…It looked something like this.

I know – you are thinking: “ugly but not terrible” Did I mention that it wasn’t snow? Nope, all ice.  After four hours it looked like this:

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So why aren’t I on the road? You can’t see it here but the left back tire is encased in ice and while the right one looks free, it is not. Probably another two hours tomorrow and then it will be free.

SO. The weekly photo challenge is that new word in the Oxford English Dictionary: selfie! I used my iPhone with the Pro HDR app and then did a little work in Snapseed.

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Here are some other selfs:

http://colderweather.me/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://sixdegreesphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://giuliabernini.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://eikonism.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/selfie/

http://eclipseofthemoon.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/ego-folder-2/

http://pilvipouta.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://belohorizontedailyphoto.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/wp-week-photo-challenge-selfie/

http://foto.rudenius.se/?p=2685

http://unclespikes.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie-i/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/bipolar-self/

1-3-14 Snow-de-o-…D’oh

We had our first “blizzard” of the season.

Blizzard is a term that has become as overused as hero.  The Weather Channel continues its obnoxious habit of naming snow storms, but I bet they don’t name the storms that only hit North Dakota or Buffalo or Maine.

There are definitely places that had a blizzard but 6.4 inches in Central Park does not make the cut. It snowed and it was very pretty.

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Riverside Park

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Snow Selfie

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The Cherry Walk looking south

The Cherry Walk looking south

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

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Self Portrait

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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.

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