Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another Wonderful Wednesday!

"If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it's already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer." - Eve Arnold

"My photography is a reflection, which comes to life in action and leads to meditation. Spontaneity - the suspended moment - intervenes during action, in the viewfinder." - Abbas

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."
- Francis Bacon

Lensday~ Flashback! Somehow I missed the day when they had Disposable as the Weekly Challenge.. I am almost sure I was planning a wedding or welcoming home a son or something else important.. I recently had a chance to go with Dave to our local landfill and I was shocked at how many things are now considered disposable!
Baby cribs and couches and computers by the thousands.. giant containers of bottles and jars and other things glass.. Ironing boards and china cabinets and tables and bird cages.. I wanted to load up a box of dolls and a perfect babies cradle.. I was told that it is a crime to take anything from there..
Even this boat that we would love to have owned was now disposable.. When did we become such a wasteful world? Is everything now disposable?
I was sad to think of all the people who might could have used some of the furniture that was waiting to be buried.. How many children could have played with perfectly good toys that someone simply outgrew?.. And how many fish could we have caught from this old boat?
This giant machine sat idle while I was snapping photo's of all the things that people have deemed disposable.. It takes a monster of a machine to crush and bury the mountains of disposable goods that fill our landfills every day.. I fussed so much that I am pretty sure Dave won't let me go with him to the landfill ever again..


I looked everywhere for a path to trespass here.. sitting way out in the water I wondered if this sign was intended for the family of ducks we saw swimming nearby.. I wanted to cast a hook out there and see if the fish were biting but Dave said " NO!" Thanks Dave! I guess I couldn't write my Watery Wednesday Blog post from Jail!
Another Sepia Scene!~

Reminding me of simpler times.. I adore this old store.. I have shown the front in Sepia and left the side as it was to show it's wonderful .. colorful signs! It looks as if the owner just stepped out for a second and will be right back.. I couldn't resist slipping a nickel into the old fortune telling scale and was surprised when it actually worked.. My fortune said.. " You will speak wise words today!" .. Signs of long ago era's decorate the sides and even the back of this old building.. I can just imagine sitting on the long wooden bench ..sipping on a cold Coke from a green glass bottle..

Today has been a wonderful Wednesday.. the house is so quiet tonight as I sit here and the only sound is the click of the keyboard keys as I hunt and peck for the words I want to say.. Both of the menfolks are working.. No visitors.. even the phone has rested for a change.. I had almost forgotten how great it can be to have a quiet night.. Thanks for stopping by... Have a wonderful Wednesday!


clare_stjohns said...

I loved it, best blog in a while... great photos too. I love that old store.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots and really interesting too! Thanks for participating in Watery Wednesday! :-)

Martha Z said...

A thoughtful post leaving the reader with things to ponder.