15-02-22 Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule Of Thirds (2/3)

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break.
John Madden

The challenge is The Rule of Thirds.

My first third is here.

Here are two answers for my second third…



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5-26-14 Street Walking

”Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.” – Garry Winogrand


1-2-14 Young Blood

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

George Harrison

There was more to see yesterday than the first beautiful sunset of 2014.

Love was in the air. One couple asked me to take their picture kissing in front of the sunset. They kissed long enough for me to take 12 shots. After I handed them their camera and before I could ask if I could take their picture…

Young Blood0279

I stayed on the pier and a few minutes later…

Young Blood0300

About 20 minutes later all the excitement was over and the sun was down.

Young Blood0323

7-15-13 Candlelight Vigil

This is not the post I prepared for today. You will see that tomorrow. At 8:45 I discovered that there would be a neighborhood candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin at West Harlem Piers Park which is at 128th Street and the river. So off I went. It was indeed primarily a neighborhood vigil, organized out of one of the big apartment buildings near the park. It was very inter-racial, very peaceful, very much pointed at Stand Your Ground and gun laws and not at George Zimmerman. “He is a symptom. He is not the cause.” I had dashed out of the house and did not have my off camera flash so I was pushing the camera and lens very hard. Here are some faces from the vigil.

Boro Walk

5-9-13 Back Through The Years

I am finally working on the Quotidian Hudson Book Project again. This has caused me to go back through the blog from day 1. I look at the first picture I put up and scratch my head a bit. I know what I was trying to say with it but I can’t remember if I actually thought it was any good or used it because it fit the theme.

1st Blog pic-original

Today, I can say that I do not think it is a good picture. It represents the blog to some extent but it is flat and doesn’t really say anything. If I was able to go back in time and reshoot this I would get a lot closer and reframe it completely. I can’t even get this crop where I would want to be but the concept of the image is closer. (Because it is cropped down so tightly it is blurry and pixel short.)

Hudson - NYCWe live, we learn, we move on…

1-1-13 The Chain Of Food

“The legends lie cradled in the seagull’s call, and the promise they made are ground beneath the sadist’s fall.”

Jethro Tull

Hudson River

What’s s/he thinking?

“If he was only a little smaller I’d eat him.”

12-30-11 What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

I stand by the river and I know that it has been here yesterday and will be here tomorrow and that therefore, since I am part of its pattern today, I also belong to all its yesterdays and will be a part of all its tomorrows. This is a kind of earthly immortality, a kinship with rivers and hills and rocks, with all things and all creatures that have ever lived or ever will live or have their being on the earth. It is my assurance of an orderly continuity in the great design of the universe. — Virginia Eifert

Nature laughs at human design

Those of you who have been kind enough to follow the Quotidian Hudson through the year are aware that there is one shot I have returned to over and over throughout 2011, never managing to capture what I see in my mind.  (It’s not the vision I had). As my year of blogging ends I had to go back and try again. (No matter, try again, fail again, fail better).  I did not capture what I see but did, as has frequently happened, come up with a shot that pleased me a bit.  I am showing two versions of it. One straight from the camera and one manipulated in Lightroom. I would love your thoughts as to which you prefer and whether this is even a good shot.

Self-Portrait 1

Self Portrait 2

I hope everyone has a glorious New Year’s Eve.

As to the headline on the post? What can I say, I am an American of a certain age…(lyric by garcia, hunter, lesh, weir)