sights of life from a passerby

Cityscapes

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Found Fenced Flowers — A to Z

Azalea or rhododendron? “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come …”

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Six Word Saturday


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Texture in the Way of Life

Texture on the hiking trail

Texture of light and brick in Sacramento

CFFC — Texture

Which Way Photo Challenge

And what about the elastic texture of time? It flies smoothly when having fun, yet drags roughly when dutifully dogging work.

I’ve not had time to capture or create an image to express this taffy-pull challenge of returning to work, that necessary reality tugging time from photography. And, therein lies the rub of my existential Which Way Photo Challenge: take time to make a living or make time to take a photo.

All hail the end of the COVID-battical!


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Two Shades of Bright — Squared

Looking into the window of a lighting shop in Sacramento.

Early sun landing on the airport hangar rooftops in Truckee, as seen through the window.

Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge

Becky’s Squares — BrightSquare

Monday Window


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Wood … Window … Wall … Stilled Life

Texture and spots … lines and dots … brown and dirty … ghostly Bodie, CA.

Monday Windows — March 15

Challenge Your Camera #11: Still Life


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Redux in Black and White

Initially posted in color in April 2014, I just converted the above image into a black and white pencil sketch.

First posted in September 2012 in black and white, this Yosemite view has long been one of my favorites.

Previously in de-saturated color in December 2012, the lines and texture seem to pop better in black and white.

Sundays Stills: Black and White Challenge


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Urban Direction

Signs of life whichever way you please

Which Way Photo Challenge


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Heavy Metal

Vibrant valves of old

Abandoned industry

Challenge Your Camera #3 Industrial


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Fenced Up and Over

Guardrail fencing zigzags up the walkway ramp over Highway 50

Caught in the chain links


Eye on You

Eye on You ©

 

 


The Light was Good

Separated Light from Darkness (c)

and made separate from the darkness …


Photographer’s Photographer

And what is the shutter? 

     But a poor reflection,

           as in a mirror ….


Indestructible Sphere, Enduring 9/11 Icon

“For Three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center.  Entitled ‘The Sphere,’ it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace.  It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of Americans.  The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 in memory of all who lost their lives to terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.”  (From the plaque at The Sphere’s June 2002 site in Battery Park).


9/11 Black Scars Over Manhattan

Black scars burned into adjacent concrete buildings remained even nine months after the attack.  The magnitude of this wound to Manhattan seemed overwhelming.


9/11 Twin Towers Fence

The gaping dirt,

the mementos,

  silent and isolated in the crowded June heat,

weeping for all that had been lost.