Photo of the Day 11/28/10 - Eyes on the Blue Horizon

It’s been a while… hello, Photo of the Day.

This particular shot is the result of a puppy waking me up about 5 a.m. during our usually Thanksgiving stay in Glover. Normally, I’d roll over and go back to sleep, like any right-minded human, but for some reason, I got up. I assume this is the reason. Standing in the 8-degree morning air—in my flannel pajamas, which provided only minimal protection, I might add—freezing up nicely, I tripod-mounted the camera to avoid my shivering shakes and tried to capture the amazing pre-sunrise horizon line in this panoramic. The sunrise itself wasn’t quite so spectacular, but this was well worth the cold wake-up call.

This is a 2:1 ratio panorama, available on my Smugmug account in various sizes.

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Photo of the Day 07/04/10 - Shot in the Dark

Here in the States, we're celebrating Independence Day, July 4th. Mostly these days it's an excuse to blow things up, sit around, eat, drink and generally do nothing.

However, it would be better that we at least take a few moments to remember and thank those responsible for maintaining and defending that freedom, the brave men and women of our armed forces. 

Larger version here: Shot in the Dark

Photo of the Day 04/03/10 - Oncoming Moon Lights


Two Suns in the Sunset (Roger Waters) 

In my rear view mirror the sun is going down 
Sinking behind bridges in the road 
And I think of all the good things 
That we have left undone 
And I suffer premonitions 
Confirm suspicions 
Of the holocaust to come. 

The wire that holds the cork 
That keeps the anger in 
Gives way 
And suddenly it's day again. 
The sun is in the east 
Even though the day is done. 
Two suns in the sunset 
Could be the human race is run. 

Like the moment when the brakes lock 
And you slide towards the big truck 
"Oh no!" 
"[scream] Daddy, Daddy!" 
You stretch the frozen moments with your fear. 
And you'll never hear their voices 
And you'll never see their faces 
You have no recourse to the law anymore. 

And as the windshield melts 
My tears evaporate 
Leaving only charcoal to defend. 
Finally I understand the feelings of the few. 
Ashes and diamonds 
Foe and friend 
We were all equal in the end. 

"...and now the weather. Tomorrow will be cloudy with scattered showers 
spreading from the east ... with an expected high of 4000 degrees