Winter Greenery - Along a High Level Photowalk

Again, today – out and about on a photowalk … others’ fresh perspective has me looking up and looking at things. Green needles of a conifer remind and point towards spring … loving the colour and background, here.

Listening to U2’s Mysterious Ways … the subject and content of the lyrics are something good to unravel, in their unraveling.  Coldplay’s In My Place, is up next, reminding of U2, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Verve’s Richard Ashcroft (Bittersweet Symphony) and the world-wide Live 8 concert and the Gleneagles decisions made by G8 leaders … some good, that day!  Brian Adams kicked things off in Toronto followed in the day by The Tragically Hip and Great Big Sea.

Curious Quote to Inspire – “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz

Photowalk - Photographer's Photo

Today – out with fellow photographers, a first cluster together.  Some creatives among the group, ones willing to experiment with perspective and their subject.  Totally cool to be a part of things today and to capture this photographer’s photo in the making.  Good schtuff!

Listening to How Soon Is Now by the Smiths, as found on The Wedding Singer Soundtrack.

Quote to Inspire – “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

2000 GMC Sierra - To be Written Off

Deer – three does chased by a stag crossed Alberta highway 88 as I traveled eastward from High Level to Fort Vermilion at 8:00 a.m. on January 23, 2012; the three does made it across safely between myself and oncoming vehicles.  I slowed my truck down on the icy road but not enough to miss hitting the stag.  I stopped further ahead and turned around to see about animal remains that might need to be hauled from the road.  Nothing was found.  There was a swale in the snow where the deer had drifted into the ditch on the north side of the highway. But, the stag and does had taken off.  My truck, on the other hand, received damage – the grill and light housing mainly and the radiator and transmission cooler were pushed back toward the engine.  I checked it out and watched the gauges – it held together for another 160 km and still is driveable today.  Despite being in immaculate shape, at 286 000 km, this 2000 GMC Sierra is considered a write-off as the cost to repair the truck exceeds the value of the truck.

The antlered stag, imagistically recalls U2’s Electrical Storm video, its being written about Ireland’s Easter Day Accord, and the ghosted image of the stag in the Electrical Storm video – a subject I’ve commented on on the old U2 Zoo Station (Zooropa) website.

Listening to – Impermanent Things by Peter Himmelman from his Stage Diving album.

Quote to Inspire – “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” -Ansel Adams