Monthly Archives: January 2015

Until the hour of separation

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” — Khalil Gibran Advertisements

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The Escalator Daydream

I didn’t muster up enough to talk to her other than to excuse myself when I had to go to the bathroom.  All the way from Vegas and I said “excuse me” one time.  Held it for three hours after that … Continue reading

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Looking ahead

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” – Winston Churchill

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The unsettling case of the orange gloves

“It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.” — Isaac Asimov

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To be passionate… about something

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” — Yo-Yo Ma Photo taken in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.  On one of my favorite days.

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The dreary overtures

It was the dreary, gas starved ’70s.  We had so much hope then, though. I moved in with them on a whim, probably to show the old man I could take him or leave him, do fine on my own. … Continue reading

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My first and last cat photo

Cat photos: long the bane of on-line photo sharing sites.  I thought I’d give it a whirl.  That’s all.

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Longboard wheels

A colorful stew I stirred up by slowing the shutter speed and torquing the lens focal range.

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Shadow

  I’ve posted this image once before as it’s long been one of my favorites.  That’s because it always seemed to tell the story of Shadow, our Lhasa Apso. This past Saturday marked the end of an age, the phase … Continue reading

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Signifies a theft

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower

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And on a lighter note… the power of GRATITUDE

A friend once told me that she keeps a ‘gratitude journal’ on her night stand and that she never goes to bed without writing down all of the things from the day that she was grateful for.  My first instinct was … Continue reading

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The one year on suspense

Just a year earlier, he stepped rock upon rock in Milford Sound, toward water falling.  He could see his breath, toes clutching through steel onto a surface, careful not to slip and fall. Camera held, anticipation.  Just one shot and … Continue reading

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On taking risks

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho Iphone 5c, Killington, VT. Photo by Pete Spadoni.

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Lou Nachman’s Backyard Birds

OK, they’re actually from Lou’s front yard (and a few were taken in Scottsdale, Arizona) but who’s counting? Lou Nachman presents these gems, all taken with his Pentax K mount cameras (most with the mighty K-3, the Arizona shots with … Continue reading

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Seeing the hidden beauty

I took the above photo on a recent gray, colorless morning.  Nothing special, not even post-worthy.  But then something caught my eye.  Can you see it? Close to the opposite shore was this beautiful, singular swan.  I moved closer and … Continue reading

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A grimmer term

The joy and hope of new starts trailing now Understanding the january, february and some say much of march to forward She slapped her hand to formica, coffee cup stirred, to awaken him from a grimmer term He noticed, saw her … Continue reading

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Without a veil of tears

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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Choose your guidance well

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you?  Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”  — … Continue reading

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The time we spent together

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters.”  Trey Parker Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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Maurizio’s workshop

Just beyond the street chaos, his eyes remained unwavered.  A task at hand. Sorrento, Italy.  Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 12-40.  Adobe Lightroom.  Contrast up, highlights down, clarity heaped upon without discipline.

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