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Cigarette Butts

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I aspire to take a photo of a cigarette butt that rises to the level of Irving Penn (https://fraenkelgallery.com/exhibitions/irving-penn-14-cigarettes).  Except, I want mine to be "in situ" as opposed to bringing them home for an extended photo shoot. 

The truth? My garbage photography aspirations are not limited to cigarettes. 



Times Square: Then and Now

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Women, Walking

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I taught myself how to extricate an external hard drive from it's case today.  There truly is a YouTube video for everything.  Now I anxiously await a replacement case to see if the hard drive itself still works.  Mercifully, I save my SD cards as back up but I really do need to spend some time more time getting rid of photos that aren't up to snuff.  Except, sometimes, a photo that didn't catch my fancy at first glance does so weeks, months, even years later.

The photo above was shot from my navel -- I kept walking and clicking in the hopes that something would catch what my eye was seeing.  For the two below, I actually stopped and aimed my camera.








End of the Line

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In the era of COVID-19, the Trader Joe's lines have been long and yesterday morning's was no exception -- stretching three blocks.

A small confession: I have never really understood Trader Joe's which may be because I have always been someone who wanders the aisles a bit aimlessly in pursuit of a mental list of ingredients or household items. This is also the reason why I try not to shop when hungry.

Cans and Bottles

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The empty streets of NYC on a rainy day in April during the era of #COVID19.


Dog's Life

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I bet this handsome pup is used to getting lots of love on his daily walks. He was looking so hopeful that Mom would stop to chat with someone but in this era of #COVID19, we can't help wondering if the person walking towards us is sloughing virus no matter how healthy they might look. So she kept walking and so did I.

Success in the #COVID19 Era

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I have to confess, I felt a small twinge of jealousy that he had scored paper towels. Mind you, I have no current need for paper towels but it's that sense of anxiety about potentially not being able to find them when I need them. The good news is that I did not give IN to the anxiety buy a two pack at that CVS (where they just happened to have some yesterday).

Two Women checking Phones

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The mostly empty streets of NYC on a recent sunny Sunday (or was it Saturday?). Days just flow into each other when one is sheltering in place. 


On the Ground

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Two Women on Benches

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In the era of social distancing, the benches in Central Park are mostly empty which makes it easy to find a quiet spot to sit in sections of the park that are typically REALLY crowded on a sunny Easter Sunday in April.  Both of these photos were shot "from the hip" -- something I started in the summer of 2019. Basically, I see something interesting, ahead of me and try and capture it on film. This style results in a lot of "misses" but it's fun going through my camera roll to see what I got.


ArmChair Travel: Lincoln Memorial

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I wrote in a prior post focused on the about finding time to see the sights when traveling for business (Phoenix Street Art scene).  One way to do that is to get up really early in the morning to see the sunrise from an iconic location that is at the top of most visitors' lists.


Armchair Travels: Tartan Day Parade

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No Tartan Day Parade this year (it would have been yesterday). Sadly, this meant that there were no men in kilts wandering around the streets of NYC so these photos from 2016 will have to suffice.



Armchair Travel: Phoenix, AZ

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When I travel for work, I like to use my free time to see things (causing some people to think I'm always on vacation). A few years ago, I was at the #AAHPM17 meeting in Phoenix which has an amazing street art scene. The convention center is close to the Roosevelt Row Arts District -- making it easy to take a walk and still make my meetings! 






Armchair Travel: Venice, Italy

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I was challenged a while ago to post ten travel photos with no explanation con Facebook which I completed (it was difficult to provide no explanation but I managed to adhere to the rules).  Given that my wings are a bit clipped these days (#socialdistancing #COVID19 #armchairtraveler), I've been revisiting past trips as captured by my camera and iPhone (Travel: #Next). These photos are from a 2017 trip to Italy.  They were languishing unedited on my hard drive and it was fun to exercise my google search skills to track down where and what they are.
Where: Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia, Venice, Italy What (top): Designing Complexity exhibition by Marco Piva (just a small piece of it) What (bottom): Frescoes from the School of Paolo Veronese (but really I was entranced by the reflection of the windows on the floor)




Pyramids

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Natural...


Man-Made

Vast Wilderness

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I went to Iceland to see the northern lights. No luck on seeing the lights -- nature can be fickle like that.  But I did get an opportunity to twirl alone in the great vast whiteness that is Iceland in the winter. What's better than that?




Cemetery Stops :: Terlingua

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It will surprise no one who knows me well that there was a cemetery visit on a recent Texas Road Trip that took us from Austin to Marfa to Big Bend and back to Austin. We saw shooting stars, lots of art (including the Target (Marathon) and Prada Store (Marfa).

The Terlingua Cemetery dates back to 1903 and among those buried there are miners who died in mining accidents or died from mercury poisoning and residents who succumbed to the flu epidemic of 1918-19. Graves are often marked by simple wooden crosses but a number of the later graves reflect the lives -- and loves -- of those who are buried there.

Fitting to stop by in the harsh light of the Texas sun. Rest in peace.









When It Comes to Images

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I'm working on a little project and just spent way too long re-teaching myself how to make a Pinterest board.

When It Comes to Images

And, I guess I've been taking pictures of people from behind for a very long time. This from a Spring 2013 walk in Central Park:


Expedition :: Prada, Target

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I've been to Marfa.  More importantly I've been to the Prada in Marfa and the Target in Marathon.









Backend Housekeeping (on the blog)

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I just did a little back end housekeeping here at Scribbles & Photos -- publishing drafts that were languishing, and deleting one word drafts (hard to figure out what I planned to write about in 2015 from one word!).  Oh, and I went through and deleted all my posts related to my Lytro camera -- the manufacturer retired the website where users could post photos so none of the photos were showing up! I guess that camera truly was a flash in the pan.

One might thing that all this cleaning was because I'm going to be posting more here but it started with my thinking I was going to take everything off-line since I'd been on such a long hiatus (my last post was in February 2018 (not including the posts I published today that is)! Now that the back end housekeeping is done, I really can't predict if I'll be posting more. Best I can say is, we'll see.







Leaf Compositions: Leaves & Twigs

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Leaf Compositions :: Leaf in a Fountain

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