SPIRIT STANDING STILL - a blog about photography, mostly
"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen." (Minor White)
San Diego’s Balboa Park is a beautiful refuge. I went there recently to meet up with friends and check out some museum exhibits. Arrived a *mere* four hours early, which was barely enough time to renew a friendship with some of the park’s most beautiful botanical residents.
New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian - Russell Baker
Withered by an oppressive heat wave. Frustrated by the bright sun and harsh shadows. A midsummer visit came with significant challenges. But still, Central Park was lush, The High Line was in bloom and the peoplewatching was world class. I tried to focus less on the “if only” (if only I wasn’t exhausted - if only the weather was more interesting), and focused more on the “only in New York.”
“Skyscraper National Park” - Kurt Vonnegut
They say that in New York, one surefire way to tell the tourists from the native New Yorkers is that the locals never look up. I say, they’re missing out on a good thing. During an all too brief recent visit, I spent a good deal of time pointing the camera skyward. Geometry, shapes, shadows, reflections, architectural detail - the city offers infinite possibilities. I'm not sure why - perhaps the repetition of lines and angles, the confusion between what is real and what is reflected - but these photographs are oddly calming to look at. (Maybe it's just me!) A few of the images are shown here - the full collection is available here.
I've returned to the abstract images from the Northwest fort gun batteries, finally editing and uploading the rest of the collection. I hope you enjoy them.
A new collection of images from May’s travels - this time the subjects are more wide-ranging and the forms more recognizable. See - It's not always about abstracts!
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Favorite Sites / Recents Reads
In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog
Carol Leigh photography blog
David du Chemin photography blog
Fine Art Landscape Photography of Seung Kye Lee
My Modern Met "where art enthusiasts and trend spotters connect over creative ideas"
Ian Plant Dreamscapes photography blog
William Neill's Light on the Landscape photoblog
Art Wolfe blog
Recently read, and highly recommended:
The creative habit (Twyla Tharp)
The museum of extraordinary things (Alice Hoffman)
Snow hunters (Paul Yoon)