Tuesday, October 29

Biking Around Last Weekend

There are no seascapes in Lancaster County
No snowy mountain peaks
Our skyscraper's about 12 stories high
Our only city's got 65,000 people

10 biking minutes from
That brick & shutter city's epicenter
The countryside 
Looks like...

You know what?
I don't miss the
Snowy mountain peaks
Dense packed cities 
Where courtesy means
Ignoring anyone nearby...

And all of this is only a few auto hours from NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and DC. In fact workers commute to each of those places by Amtrak. Yep... not too shabby, huh?

Caught these two just off of Columbia Avenue with my Canon G10. Stitched the panos together in PS4 then, after carefully adjusting their dynamics, I layered-in multiple iterations of AlienSkin's new SnapArt 4 Watercolor adjusting the brushstrokes, paint brushes, and stroke lengths as needed. That panorama up there is designed to print at about six feet on its horizontal edge!

Fall's the beautiful moment that
Lacks a happy ending. 

Monday, October 21


My friends at TMElive.COM announced a challenge to invite submissions that visually expressed the meaning of community. I was blank... no bullets in the gun. I may even have missed the deadline. I went through all sorts of complexities... y'know... churches, throngs, playgrounds... And then... then... it occurred to me that maybe I do simple better? Maybe one man... elegantly alone... silently beside a screaming sign before the symbol that represents what so  many of his dearest friends deeply believe...  Maybe this is the achingly poignant expression of what community means...

Over there
Before the flag
I saw him

Standing loud
Without uttering
A sound.

He allowed
Those around him

To speak what
He cherished

Canon 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, PP in PS4