16-05-13 Sunrise On Blackfish Creek

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8-27-14 The Glass Has Water In It

Today ended the “Abigail/Lilah Transition Show” as it is time for us all to go our separate ways. These are the last two photographs I took. Hardly my best but important due to the timing.

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6-2-14 The Conclusion: Weekly Photo Travel Theme Challenge: Split-Second City Story (South Bronx Edition)

Lots of questions about my last two blog posts (Here) (And Here) on The Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second Stories and Weekly Travel Theme: Cities

I hope this 112 second 28 image “split second story about cities” slide tape helps…

Other views:

http://balidaily.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/a-split-second-of-the-old-days/

http://freddysproject.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/stockholm-marathon/

http://silverleafjournal.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/split-second-story-deus-te-ajude/

http://janakinagaraj.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/split-second-story/

http://offthebeatenpagetravel.com/2014/06/02/weekly-photo-challenge-split-second-story-the-loneliness-of-the-rock-n-roll-tuba/

http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/valletta-the-fortress-city/

http://tehicho.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/travel-theme-cities/

http://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/7484/

http://sangriastainedlips.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/88/

http://victimtocharm.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/split-second-alhambra/

http://theshadytree.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/weekly-photo-challenge-split-second-story/

 

12-31-11 – The Last Place You Think To Look

“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the

bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.” – unknown

As a small boy I remember how excited I was when I finally figured out why something you were searching for was always found “in the last place you think to look”.  As I was out shooting today I had no idea how I wanted to end this year of the river.  It only took 179 shots to find it but as soon as I took this picture I knew it was the one.  I shot the same image in various combinations of zoom and aperture and shutter speed but as I thought the first shot was the shot. Looking up river from Manhattan past the bridge to whatever may be found beyond.

We grow up hearing so often that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points that we end up thinking it is also the best way to get there.  A river knows better–it has to do with how it dissipates the energy of its flow most efficiently; and how, in its bends, the sediment deposited soon turns into marshes and swampy islands, harboring all manner of interesting life, imparting charm and character to the whole waterway.   I would defy you to find a river on this planet that prefers to run straight, unless it has been taught so by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”
Tom Horton, Bay Country, 1987

I have not finished this project. I still need to explore the eastern bank of the Hudson above Troy and I will get to Mount Marcy and Lake Tear In the Clouds in the spring, and I will continue to shoot everyday but I doubt that it will always be the river.  I will see it everyday, I will walk it frequently and shoot it often, but my year of the Hudson is over.  The blog remains and the title will stay the same, it is a part of me now.

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” –  A.A. Milne

Thanks to everyone who took all or part or any of this journey with me. I have made some good friends here in blog world and been deeply impressed by the quality of thought, photography and writing I have discovered this year.

May 2012 be better than  2011 and I will see you tomorrow.

I had a feeling that I could go on forever, if there were only river enough and time. But there weren’t.
John Graves, Goodbye to a River, ch. 18