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A Doorway in Time

“One day we awaken and this was the dream, and everything that we have lost in this dream will be restored. This is what I hear in my own dreams. But then I awaken to the days of our loss and the nights of our regrets: having nothing to repent, nothing to look forward to.”
— Carl Minie

"A Doorway in Time", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 180mm

“A Doorway in Time”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 180mm

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Parallel Textures

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
― Susan Sontag

"Textures in Parallel", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/6.3 at 1/200 sec., 28mm

“Textures in Parallel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/6.3 at 1/200 sec., 28mm

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Patina

“Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans — the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.”
— Susan Sontag

I like old things that encapsulate portions of my family history. Though James and I had no choice but to downsize a great deal in the cancer-imposed exodus from Utah, we held on to the pieces of family history that were important to us in lieu of newer, functional things that could be replaced. Some day.

This weathered old leather object — I have no idea what it is — caught my eye as I wandered through what is left of an old machine shed that sits a few miles from home. Perhaps it’s part of an old bridle? In any case, it’s now the subject of this photograph, in addition to whatever it was before. I hope you like the photo. If you have ideas about the identity of the subject, please post a comment below.

"Patina", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.0 at 1/60 sec., 70mm

“Patina”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.0 at 1/60 sec., 70mm

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Abused and Blue at 15

“Threaten the oppressed and be prepared to face their onslaught, abuse them and be prepared for an even greater threat.”
— Martin Dansky

As this is my second glass block photo within a week, I’ll admit that I’ve long been a fan of glass blocks. This configuration, lighting and the dark hue of the blocks produced by the shadows of the building’s interior caught my attention when I was downtown recently. During processing, I messed around quite a bit with the texture of the wall to make the image better convey the sense of time and neglect I perceived standing at the location. I hope you like it.

"Abused and Blue at 15", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/3.2 at 1/2500 sec., 50mm

“Abused and Blue at 15”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/3.2 at 1/2500 sec., 50mm
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