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Friday, August 29, 2008

No More Politics Tonight

"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right." ~ H.L. Mencken

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I just got myself all into a tizzy with my last post and now I'm pooped.

I took these photos this morning and the light was really awesome. I think I'll just gaze on these a bit and pat myself on the back for catching these shots and not worry about vice presidential candidates and sound bites and flag lapel pins and teaching creationism in schools.

The camera doesn't lie. These images are as exactly as I took them. I didn't have to make them into anything they weren't.

11 comments:

namastenancy August 29, 2008 at 10:28 PM  

Making good art - and those photos are good - is always a great way to center yourself. I know that all us "tree-hugging, latte sipping SF liberals" are very concerned about the election - it's not going to be the shoo-in that a lot of people believed. But while there's art and friends and wine and donuts (see, I read your last comments section), the end of the world is not here yet!

A Cuban In London August 30, 2008 at 5:17 AM  

And I for one believe you wholeheartedly. The second photo is breath-taking.

Greetings from London.

Christina August 30, 2008 at 7:38 AM  

Mmmmmmmm... that means these pictures are incredibly, gorgeous!

Johanna August 30, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

Love that second shot TB!

Vanessa August 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

Wonderful photos. I love the play between light and shade.

dutchbaby August 30, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

I know where you took that second shot. My sister worked there for many years. Great geometric shot!

Relyn August 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

I am dying, gasping over that second photo. YES!

tangobaby August 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

Hi namastenancy,

Yeah, I almost feel lost when I don't have my camera with me these days. It's my creative outlet and my pacifier/security blanket.

All we can do (and I'm paraphrasing The Boy here) is live the best lives we can and try to be happy, no matter who is in the White House.

Any time you're up for a donut or a glass of wine, let me know!

Hi a cuban in london,

Thank you so much! "Breathtaking?!" Wow! That made me smile BIG.

Hi christina,

That's your yummy sound. Thank you!

Hi Johanna,

It's funny but that was the shot I almost didn't take. I was going to be late for work, saw that light, PASSED it by and then made myself go back and take it. It's the best shot I took out of the whole batch.

Hi Vanessa,

This is one of the few instances that I can point to where I was glad I got up early in the morning. Morning light is so fleeting and so wonderful.

Hi dutchbaby,

I bet you know where MOST of my pics are taken! You're a pro!

;-)

Hi relyn,

Thank you, sweetie!

Johanna August 30, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

TB, I have several shots like that. I've started asking myself "if not now, when", anytime I come across something that might make a good picture.

Check this out. I almost didn't go inside to get my camera. Four minutes later, the sun was gone.

paris parfait August 31, 2008 at 7:35 AM  

Terrific photos! As for Michael Palin, D already said he would be far better in the White House than the one who shares his name. :) xoxox

tangobaby August 31, 2008 at 3:22 PM  

Hi johanna,

That is a very cool shot indeed. It's amazing to see how fast the sun really does move when you're taking photos!

Hi paris parfait,

Well, and now I thought I was the only clever one here! ;-)

Do you think we can start a grass roots campaign and get Michael for Secretary of State?