Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Bodhran & Tin Whistle – Salmon’s Leap

March 17, 2010

A video featuring pictures of the Irish countryside and music

by Celia and Marc of the Irish duo Salmon’s Leap —

www.salmonsleap.com 

[A bodhran is a hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional

Irish music. The tin whistle (also called the tinwhistle,

whistle, penny whistle, Irish whistle, feadóg, or feadóg stain)

is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument.]

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Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”

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And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:

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Outdoor Photos

November 16, 2009

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Go here and feast your eyes:

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Photographer David Hemmings

November 10, 2009

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Canadian Photographer David Hemmings specializes in flight

photography.  You can view some of his wonder-filled bird

photos at the following link:

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Photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper

October 25, 2009

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Click on the following link to view some of the work

from today’s Quote of the Day Photographer,

Thomas Joshua Cooper:

 

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The following link provides more info on the extent of his photographic journeys:

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Quote of the Day

October 25, 2009

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I see my photographs as

meditations, it is as simple 

as that. To be understood,

they must be experienced––

felt, seen, known. Consequently,

I often use the medium of the

landscape, for everyone, in some

small way, has some very personal

relation to the land––thus they are

ready (and willing) to come in

 

to look, if not into, at least at the landscapes I produce. I have

trapped them then!

 

For if l have made the concept of the photographs strong enough,

the viewer will begin to still himself for, indeed, I make Still

photographs — and with the coming stillness comes the

possibility of a deep meditational understanding and seeing.

 

And seeing leads to Vision. And my photographs are there

mainly as pointers, indications, of a vision of possibilities

where stillness and silence abound — and where Light is

understood to be a substantial reality.

 

My photographs are my greatest teachers. It is my hope

that they offer a moment of pleasure to my viewers —

and perhaps a tiny hit of (mutual?) understanding …

but, as always, I have no expectations.

 

Thomas Joshua Cooper

(1946-    )

American Photographer

Digital Art: Parmanu 4

October 10, 2009

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yeppers, this one is out of order…you didn’t really expect me to post these perfectly, did you???

Digital Art: Parmanu 14

October 10, 2009

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Digital Art: Parmanu 13

October 10, 2009

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Digital Art: Parmanu 12

October 10, 2009

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