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Every Day I Love You

“I can’t use my intellect to figure out how to bypass my intellect. Love lies through the spirit, not the mind, and love never lies.”
― Jarod Kintz,
This Book is Not for Sale

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For James, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/6.4 at 1/250th sec., 38.9 mm

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Unbearable

“Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it’s over, you feel like you don’t have any bones left to hold you up.”
― Sarah Ockler,
Twenty Boy Summer

"Unbearable",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.5 at 1/100th sec., 135mm

“Unbearable”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.5 at 1/100th sec., 135mm

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Disarmed

“Armed I am with love. Disarmed I am.”
― Manuel Alegre,
30 anos de poesia: obra poética completa

"Disarmed",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/160th sec., 200mm

“Disarmed”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/160th sec., 200mm

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Rest in Peace

It’s so very sad
For the frivolous lad
Who dances through life,
Seeking pleasure.
His desires make him mad
And his choices are bad,
He soon forfeits his soul
For his treasure.

“Rest in Peace”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1600th sec., 180mm

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Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas

This is the last photo in what has become an unintentional series of images I’ve labeled “Turning Tables”. I didn’t set out to photograph empty tables in empty restaurants, but in the course of my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center, that’s what I saw; it’s what was present. I think this illustrates something very important about photographic creativity: being versatile, adaptive and aware. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I had captured the third image that I realized I had a theme going I could build upon. Sometimes it just happens that way, and I believe we have to let it. I find that some of the best photographs I produce are those which were spontaneous and unplanned; captured by chance in the course of doing something that was intentional.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos.

"Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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Turning Tables, East and West

Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not.
— Charles D. Broad

When I went walking around Celebration Town Center on Sunday — Celebration, Florida being the affluent little town that Mickey Mouse built — I noticed that all the outdoor cafes were empty. Or nearly empty. So, while it was a great opportunity to use the stark afternoon light to my advantage and capture some contrasty images to convert to B&W, it also raised the question of where everybody was. Ignorant non-soccer-enthusiast that I am, it was only a block farther down the street that I found all the missing cafe patrons crowded into a sports bar watching Germany grab its cup.

Enjoy the photos. In my next post I’ll share another B&W image or two from my photo walk around Celebration Town Center.

"Turning Tables: East", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/9 at 1/160 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: East”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/9 at 1/160 sec., 28mm

"Turning Tables: West", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

“Turning Tables: West”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/10 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

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Shapes and Lines

“…In Jack Nasar’s research on American’s taste in homes, only one group preferred the modernist house: architects.”
― Winifred Gallagher,
House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live

"Shapes and Lines", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 16mm

“Shapes and Lines”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 16mm

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Papa’s Shoes

 

As a child, I found my grandfather’s shoes always told wonderful stories.

Wirgin Edixa Reflex, circa 1954, 50mm

Photo taken 1976 with my first SLR, a Wirgin Edixa Reflex (circa 1954) given to me by my father, 50mm lens

 

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Papa’s Shoes

 

As a child, I found my grandfather’s shoes always told wonderful stories.

Wirgin Edixa Reflex, circa 1954, 50mm

Photo taken 1976 with my first SLR, a Wirgin Edixa Reflex (circa 1954) given to me by my father, 50mm lens

 

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It was the 80’s. Life was Good. (#4)

A man who is “of sound mind” is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
– Paul Valéry

This is the last of my four-part series looking back at some of the quirkiness that was the 1980’s. I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos I’ve dug up and shared from my youth. It seems like only yesterday.

“Danny”, Nikon Photomic FTN, Ilford film & chemistry, circa 1980

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