16-02-19 Weekly Photo Challenge -Seasons (Hudson River Edition)

The challenge this week is seasons.  We have not had much winter in the northeast yet but the last few weeks have done their best.

These images were shot in and around Highland Falls, West Point, and Little Stoney Point.

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16-01-04 Drop Me In The Water

“Gently the waves would break (Lily heard them in her sleep); tenderly the light fell (it seemed to come through her eyelids). And it all looked, Mr. Carmichael thought, shutting his book, falling asleep, much as it used to look years ago.”

To The Lighthouse – Virginia Wolff

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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/

15-03-05 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/

15-02-22 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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Other views:

https://pictureworthy.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/feb-22-2015-sunday-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

http://thedailysnap365.com/2015/02/22/photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

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https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sunsets-rules-of-thirds/

https://theliteside.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cartoslogbook.com/2015/02/22/on-the-road-to-glacier-national-park/

http://wanderingdawgs.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://artphotopoem.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

https://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/before-after/

https://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

15-02-17 Ice Ice Baby

My mind can play tricks on me sometimes and lead me down some mighty odd paths and call up some truly terrifying stuff.

For instance, I saw these sculptures in Central Park yesterday…

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RSJohnson_150216_9901Then today I read that Patty Hearst, the media princess, SLA kidnapping victim, SLA member, convict, actress, wife, mother, widow is now co-owner of a champion Shih Tzu after it won its group yesterday at The Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden.

This is where my wandering mind enters. Why this popped into my head as I looked at the images after reading the article I can’t say but…

enjoy?