I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back
– Robert Frost
for wordpress weekly photo challenge – path
sting, oh salty tears
of a day, on the water
anticipation for wordpress weekly photo challenge
Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.
– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
For the WordPress weekly photo challenge – edge
Shot and edited on iPhone 6s
That’s rule number one for a photographer, isn’t it? Fill your frame?
― David Cronenberg,
For WordPress weekly photo challenge – frame
*Shot with Nikon D700 and AF 80-200mm f/2.8 D lens, ISO200, 200mm f/2.8 1/5000s, edited in Lightroom CC and Analog Efex Pro 2*
See also my contribution on salamancastreets
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being
― Albert Camus,
Shot on the South Bank with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G lens set at ISO200, f/2.5 and 1/250s, edited in Analog Efex Pro 2
My contribution to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
Shot, for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Morning, in manual mode with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lens set to ISO200 f/1.4 and 1/400s
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
― Mark Twain
Wandering the streets of London, taking a break from working, I found my road blocked by the Prudential RideLondon Classique, apparently the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling and awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI), the race was taking place on a spectacular 5.5km circuit in central London.
And, as luck would have it, I had my camera with me. In manual mode.
For the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow
*Shot with Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 g lens at ISO200, f/1.4 at 1/1600s*
I never see that prettiest thing-
A cherry bough gone white with Spring-
But what I think, “How gay ‘twould be
To hang me from a flowering tree.
– Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep As A Well
My response to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge – cherry on top – is (and is meant to be) ambiguous. The olive (which I am strangely proud to have planted, watered and nursed into life) or the lonesome cloud.
Who (which, what) is on top, and does it matter anyway?
(ps – this shot was taken with my iPhone 6S and so is not a particularly good example of my newly embraced manual approach)