B-Sides, Photographs that Linger

Sunday – photographs that I’d intended to post linger on my computer’s desktop in a file of edited images.  The week has been busy with obligations taking me into my nights. The first image is one of a barn located in a muskeg bog, just south of Figure Eight Lake on Alberta Highway 737; it is out of the weather and close to a water source; no house or homestead is in the immediate vicinity.  One could have burned down. Or, perhaps the barn is associated with the homestead in the second image; this homestead is treed in and built on higher ground a kilometre further south on the west side of the same highway. In another image an inuksuk has been assembled at the southwesternmost corner of someone’s farmland alongside Alberta Highway 685, stating to all comers that others have stood right there, where they now stand. Within metres of the inuksuk, a heart-shaped wreath is fastened below a ‘no through road’ sign, perhaps inviting people to come and investigate. The next photograph presents a second rendering of the Fairview horses and lamas in spring’s sunlight; there’s a glow of sunlight from the animals. Beyond this, are the other b-side renderings of the Dunvegin bridge, photographed last weekend.

Listening to Tonic’s rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s Second Hand News, then there’s Sister Hazel’s take on Gold Dust Woman and Shawn Colvin performs The Chain, all songs are part of Legacy:  A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours’ album.

Quote to Inspire – “I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.” – Ken Burns

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great photographs and music …. I love Gold Dust Woman. There’s a great Fleetwood Mac tribute band called Belladonna. She (Michelle Tyler) looks and sounds very much like Stevie Nicks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euiQocqPZAM

    1. Hey there, Gina:

      I caught a CBC radio interview with Stevie Nicks last summer while in Edmonton. It seems that the thread of meaning in her lyrics/songs was often something the rest of the band was trusting made sense to the listening audience. And, boy has she has a ride in all that’s been her life … lucky to be alive and all. I’ll be checking out Belladona as my next order of business.

      Thanks this You-tube suggestion and for looking in …

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