Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

“…takes a cigarette/puts it in your mouth” – Bowie

nope wrong song…

So you live day to day,
And you dream about tomorrow, oh
And the hours go by like minutes
And the shadows come to stay
So you take a little something
To make them go away
I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind
From wonderin’ what I left behind
And from worrying ’bout this wasted time

Frey/Henley/Norman

The challenge is time

My answer?

Well, an answer, I believe, is found in this snowy portrait…

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16-01-06 The Suburbs

In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we’d never survive
Grab your mother’s keys we’re leavin’

Arcade Fire

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Kids wanna be so hard
But in my dreams we’re still screamin’ and runnin’ through the yard
And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall
And all of the houses they build in the seventies finally fall
Meant nothin’ at all
Meant nothin’ at all
It meant nothin

Arcade Fire

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15-05-15 Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

Find the weekly challenge’s home base: Here

I thought I would go back to the river and my favorite season for this one…

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Other envelopes:

First a man who enveloped my musical world for decades…

Now for the rest…

http://largeself.com/2015/05/15/weekly-photo-challenge-enveloped/

https://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/wp-photo-challenge-enveloped-the-mists-of-time/

http://movingtowardsthelight.com/2015/05/16/enveloped/

https://myredpage.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/between-the-leaves/

https://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/weekly-photo-challenge-enveloped/

http://largeself.com/2015/05/15/weekly-photo-challenge-enveloped/

https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/enveloped/

http://artkorppi.com/2015/05/16/wpc-enveloped/

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.

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Other movements for your consideration…

http://colderweather.me/2015/04/24/wp-weekly-photo-challenge-motion/

https://szeweylee.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/dancer-in-south-africa/

http://aanprihandaya.com/2015/04/25/motion-of-the-dance/

https://tybeetabby.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/photo-challenge-motion/

https://jaclynenbarcelona.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/weekly-photo-challenge-motion/

http://kathleenswritings.com/2015/04/24/weekly-photo-challengemotion/

https://laparoleaetedonneealhomme.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/motion-weekly-photo-challenge/

https://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/el-querandi/

15-03-21 Seven Pictures -Fourteen Poems

I spent all day working in Lightroom on the pictures I shot yesterday in celebration of Spring.

In the process I “found” fourteen  2-line poems. I “created” them by taking the playlist of the 14 songs I had on auto repeat and for the first group of seven, taking the first line of each song in order played and then, for the second group, taking the first line of song 1, the second of song 2, the third of song 3 etc…

Scarily some of them are actually not just nonsensical.

So, to accompany your journey through my photographic day yesterday, here we go.

From my apartment

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I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping/Baby we’ve been together for a long, long time

 I had me a boy, turned him into a man/You get a shiver in the dark

George Washington Bridge

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I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping/You get home from work and then we just turn out the lights

Oh, then I let him go./A band is blowing Dixie double four time

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Do you remember I searched you out/Will you dance, Charlie boy, will you dance?

We’ve been doin’ this longer than you’ve been alive/They call me the breeze

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I stood still is what I did/Will you dance, Charlie boy, will you dance?

Bottles of whisky and bottles of beer/Ain’t no change in me

MOMA

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Outside another yellow moon/Hey babe, what’s in your eyes?

I hear Mariachi static on my radio/got no time for the corner boys, down in the street makin’ all that noise,

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It was a teenage wedding/Oh what an ordinary day

But when Pierre found work/In America

Advanced Lighting w/Robert Meyer @ICP

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Let me know how many of the songs you can identify…

15-03-05 Weekly Travel Photo Theme Challenge [Environment Reward]

Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.

One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.

As always…click the pic to make it full size.

Here was my first reward

Here are other environments and rewards:

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/05/travel-theme-environment/

https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/making-correct-change/

https://lailaturrahmi.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/weekly-photo-challenge-reward/

https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/camel-ride/

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/for-lorne/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/50-shades-of-bay-the-environment-of-port-phillip-bay-victoria/

https://mutajalliphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wpc-reward/

https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/weekly-photography-challenge-reward/

15-02-16 Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetrical Symmetry

“We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! teachers! leave the kids alone!
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”

Pink Floyd

  1. “radial symmetry. a basic body plan in which the organism can be divided into similar halves by passing a plane at any angle along a central axis, characteristic of sessile and bottom-dwelling animals, as the sea anemone and starfish.”

The weekly photo challenge is Symmetry

My first pass is Here. However, I feel it wouldn’t be very symmetrical to only do one.

This image has nothing to do with the definition and lyrics above…

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Other views:

https://thisartfuljourney.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://orourkesite.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://julialewisblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry/

http://eatswritesshoots.com/2015/02/16/symmetrys-scimitar/

https://nonijaz.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-a-response/

https://adsilaphotographer.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-at-the-arboretum/

https://beautyintheordinary500d.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://krystalvation.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/photo-challenge-symmetry/

http://still-times.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-weekly-photo-challenge/

https://natsukashii55.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/