Category Archives: current photos

JOHNS HOPKINS MAGAZINE COVER, SPRING 2017: THE IMPORTANCE OF POINT OF VIEW

Point of view–how a story is told–is all important, as illustrated by this Marshall Clarke photograph, in which either the photographer (or perhaps the cover editor?) got the POV just right for this action shot to herald the article “Fast … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON DINING: FIGS WRAPPED IN BACON AND MOUNTAIN LIONS IN THE SHADOWS

  Todd and I had never heard of figs wrapped in bacon until thirty-some years ago, reading aloud Canadian author Robertson Davies’ Tempest-Tost (1951). In the book a patron of a small town theatrical group has figs wrapped in bacon … Continue reading

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Frolic Among the Beefcake (Madeira Beach Triathlon)

A friend sent me this post card by way of birthday greeting. Wouldn’t it make a great mural, maybe done in small tiles? The post card doesn’t credit the photographer, only carries the St. Petersburg Clearwater logo and floridasbeach.com.  The … Continue reading

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Virginia Weekend Getaway

We stopped at a gas station cum coffee shop cum souvenir stand along an old US highway near a bridge from a somewhat remote part of Virginia to a somewhat remote part of Maryland. “On the bridge, you don’t have … Continue reading

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Who Is This Man?

Who is that? Where is it? Look close. I recognize the picture on the wall to his right. I recognize the view out the window behind him. It’s the apartment where I lived during the ’80s. In later life my mother said … Continue reading

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Andreas Feininger “Coney Island,” 1949, Time Machines and Dining Cars

Time and place, the two dimensions in which we travel. Except for the very large fact that as gay people, Todd and I would very much have needed to hide the nature of our relationship in the late ‘forties, early … Continue reading

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A little tranquility, no? And change of pace for those of you snowed in.

Reblogged from NelsonCarpenter.tumblr.com, there reblogged from onmyowntwohands.tumblr.com; source capturedphotos.tumblr.com NelsonCarpenter.tumblr.com remains one of my favorite blogs.

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