Posts Tagged ‘Photography

22
Apr
14

Tiki Time

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22
Apr
14

Surreal Desert Morning

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22
Apr
14

Shadows & Lines

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21
Apr
14

Mid Century Lines

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21
Apr
14

Sunrise….Sunglasses?

photography-blinding sun-KMuncy-SwittersBAfter months of basic grey mornings, the rain soaked clouds part near Portland for a very bright, sunshine morning. It immediately lifts the spirits…making me wonder if I suffer from some Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD)…otherwise known as FINS (F#%@ I Need Sunshine). You can pick your own expletive deleted: SINS, DINS, HINS, FMINS

20
Apr
14

Geese in Passing…….

What a beautiful Easter Day. Mid 60′s, no breeze, just pleasant sunshine and a touch of warmth. As I was standing outside, I heard the geese honking, coming toward me, low and slow. I had my phone in my hand, camera activated by chance, for something else, and the geese swooped toward me. As I raised the phone for a quick snap they banked away. I didn’t check then, as I recall thinking…’too fast, no chance’.

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20
Apr
14

Memaloose Island…Columbia River

photography-kelly muncy-memaloose-columbia riverMy son, Kelly, took this photo coming down the Columbia River this Winter. The East wind was raging above The Dalles, but atypically, further West at Memaloose Island the water was still. Beautiful angles, colors and historical.

20
Apr
14

Untilled Fields

“Awake! arise! the hour is late!  Angels are knocking at thy door!  They are in haste and cannot wait!  And once departed come no more.  Awake! arise! the athlete’s arm Loses its strength by too much rest;  The fallow land, the untilled  farm Produces only weeds at best.”       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

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I most often take an image and find a meaningful poem, passage, quotation to pass along that enhances the image’s appeal. The plow in the field, overgrown and neglected, brought to my mind the passage of time, the changes within a family, the death of a farmer, the loss of will, the economics of farming, the history of what was.

So, I researched “untilled fields” for a meaningful passage. What I found was a stark, historical reference to tyranny, pagan/religious conflicts, death, spirits and fairies and beliefs melded into farmers in Scotland and Ireland that left land untilled for reasons in conflict with the monarchy, the church, the prevailing beliefs. Well, that was all too grim for my original inspiration…which to me is grim enough…the loss of local farms and family history. Still, as I do almost everyday, I learned something new. 

19
Apr
14

Moonlight & Mossy Rooftop

“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”   Yasunari Kawabata

“I get a little poetic sometimes. The moonlight does that to me.”  Julie Kagawa

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19
Apr
14

Italian~Mexican Heritage Lost

An old Italian farm, now surrounded by warehouses and a freeway. A noble heritage of Immigrants and Migrants that toiled away for all that fresh, ‘local’ produce for a century or more. Portions of the land are still worked amidst the decay. The heritage is unknown to locals now, save a few that were born here. With seemingly everyone transplants and no recorders of history for the area, the land reclaims, for awhile longer, until it is cleared for yet another warehouse. So it goes………..

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