Quotes and Proverbs

The Barber’s Beacon

“Time is like a barber, it shears you first and then shows you your own face in the mirror.”
—Manjul Bajaj,
Another Man’s Wife and Other Stories

“Barber Pole”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/400 sec., 78mm

“Barber Pole”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/400 sec., 78mm

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Nobody Gets In

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.”—Toni Morrison

“Nobody Gets In”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/16 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

“Nobody Gets In”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/16 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

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Candid Portrait: Hussein

Do good and throw it into the sea — if it is not appreciated by an ungrateful man, it will be appreciated by God.
— Lebanese Proverb

Often the element of surprise leads to a fun, authentic portrait, and such was the case with this photo of Hussein. He hasn’t seen this, so will probably also be surprised to see this photo here today. 🙂

"Hussein", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/80 sec., 90 mm

“Hussein”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/80 sec., 90 mm

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Buddha in Flames

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.

Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
—Gautama Buddha

"Buddha in Flames", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/200 sec., 85 mm

“Buddha in Flames”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/200 sec., 85 mm

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Triangle in Temple

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”
― Marshall McLuhan

"Triangle in Temple", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

“Triangle in Temple”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

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Echinacea Imaginarium


“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”
― John Lydgate

Today’s photo is a color interpretation of the B&W photo I used in yesterday’s post, Echinacea Monochromis. Having learned that at least one of my readers didn’t care for monochrome flowers, this is my effort at reconciliation. I hope you like it!

"Echinacea Imaginarium", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Imaginarium”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Echinacea Monochromis

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
— Og Mandino

"Echinacea Monochromis", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Monochromis”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Nostalgia

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
― Marcel Proust

"Nostalgia", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

“Nostalgia”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

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A Dark Lamp

“In a dark time the eye begins to see.” – Theodore Roethke

I won’t bore you with my blathering today, but you’ll want to be sure to stop by again tomorrow. I’ll be giving away a free garish and ghoulish hi-res Halloween desktop wallpaper download I put together… But don’t be frightened! 🙂

"Dark Lamp", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 50 mm

“Dark Lamp”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 50 mm

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Both Sides

“When life hands you the unthinkable you must find new ways to see.”
— Nancy Sharp

Sometimes you find the most interesting elements of a place by walking behind its buildings, shops and houses. That’s how I found the subjects of the photos for this and yesterday’s post. Photography has taught me to better appreciate the need to look at things from both sides.

"Rest Stop", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/4.5 at 1/1000 sec., 50 mm

“Rest Stop”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/4.5 at 1/1000 sec., 50 mm

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Here’s another tribute to looking at both sides from one of my absolute favorite “haunting voice” female vocalists, Mary Fahl. Enjoy.

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