POTD

Shadow Man

“The change of character brought about by the uprush of collective forces is amazing. A gentle and reasonable being can be transformed into a maniac or a savage beast. One is always inclined to lay the blame on external circumstances, but nothing could explode in us if it had not been there. As a matter of fact, we are constantly living on the edge of a volcano, and there is, so far as we know, no way of protecting ourselves from a possible outburst that will destroy everybody within reach. It is certainly a good thing to preach reason and common sense, but what if you have a lunatic asylum for an audience or a crowd in a collective frenzy? There is not much difference between them because the madman and the mob are both moved by impersonal, overwhelming forces.”
— C. G. Jung,
Psychology and Religion

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“Shadow Man”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 400, f/10 at 1/400th sec., 38.9 mm

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Silhouette

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
– George S. Patton

"Silhouette", Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/6.3 at 1/200th sec., 85mm

“Silhouette”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/6.3 at 1/200th sec., 85mm

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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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Revising History

“Half of writing history is hiding the truth.”
― Joss Whedon
, Mutant Enemy

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

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

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Today I am sharing the video of my favorite Sarah McLachlan song, which also happens to be one of her oldest. You know; back when she wasn’t quite so depressing to listen to! (Love ya, Sarah!)

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Another Day

The heart doth recognise thee,
Alone, alone! The heart doth smell thee sweet,
Doth view thee fair, doth judge thee most complete,—
Though seeing now those changes that disguise thee.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
A Dead Rose

Today’s photo is one I shot downtown earlier this year, but hadn’t gotten around to editing until just recently. This is one of those cases where I knew exactly how I wanted to process the photo or, rather, how I wanted it to look once it was processed. More precisely still, I had a good idea of what I wanted the photo to communicate, paired with a stanza of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s beautiful, reflective poem, A Dead Rose.

"Another Day", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/6400 sec., 50 mm

“Another Day”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/6400 sec., 50 mm

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Ripples in Time

“How much to learn if we could spend one hour, spend twenty minutes, with the us we will become! How much could we say to the us we were.”
― Richard Bach,
The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story

"Ripples in Time", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/4 at 1/250 sec., 50mm

“Ripples in Time”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/4 at 1/250 sec., 50mm

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Lady Plays the Blues

“You hear lots of notes, don’t you? Some have a major sound. Some have a minor sound. But there’s not one blue note among all these black and white keys. The real blues, the soul of the sound, comes from the spaces in-between.”
— David Mutti Clark,
Professor Brown Shoes Teaches the Blues

When you play the blues you’re not “tickling the ivories”, but either clinging to them for hope or striking them in vengeance.

"Lady Plays The Blues", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 190mm

“Lady Plays the Blues”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 190mm

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The Language of the Eyes

“The eyes have one language everywhere.”
— George Herbert

As a photographer, I enjoy studying people’s faces. Sometimes you meet people who have a natural brightness — a spark, if you will — behind their eyes. Theirs are the faces I especially love to photograph in hope of capturing some aspect of that quality. Ahlam has those eyes: beautiful, clear, deep, soft yet simultaneously bright. I hope she will enjoy her photo as much as I enjoyed making it.

"Ahlam", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 190mm

“Ahlam”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 190mm

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Bejeweled

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”
— Salvador Dali

Today, something bright; next, another black and white.

"Bejeweled", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/150 sec., 180mm

“Bejeweled”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/150 sec., 180mm

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