Roger at the Fast Lane, Asbury Park, NJ, 1980 with The Pinch
The movement started as a backlash against the overproduced, overly theatrical, big money, big label music scene in the late 1970s. It was about getting back to the roots of rock & roll with an honesty of intent. A no money, low tech approach to creating music.
It did not start as fashion or style, although these things did eventually…
I have dragged this Panasonic Lumix camera (the one on the right) through hundreds of miles of forest, mountains and beach over a period of ten or more years. From Quebec, Canada to the Florida Keys, from down east Maine to the redwoods of California, from Spain to Ireland it has been a trusted companion. It has captured tens of thousands of images, but now, the camera logic has given up the ghost. I posted about this workhorse in Ode to a Camera awhile back. It will now join it’s predecessor (on the left) as a museum piece.
Although state of the art at the time, most phones have more megapixels than this camera now. Time to upgrade. The photos that you will see in the future are taken with a Nikon D3200.
Here is a retrospective of some of the images that the Panasonic captured…
Do you feel that you do not have enough time for the important things in life?
Communion, rarely do you hear this word around Quakers. These words from the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, Faith & Practice put it succinctly; “The absence from Friends’ worship of the outward observance of the sacraments is due to emphasis on the reality of inward experience…With full appreciation of the help which has come through the outward forms to countless generations of…
Well yes, we are celebrating this week. With Rosemary’s view and comment on the last post (The Nature of Created Things) This Speaks My Mind has reached the 5000 view benchmark! Congratulations to me!
A heartfelt thank you for all of your support and commentary over the past 2 1/2 years on This Speaks My Mind and RVJart.com.
For your trivia of the day: Five thousand is the largest isogrammic num…
A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: ” Father , how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you?” And Anthony replied: ” My book, O philosopher , is the nature of created things, and whenever I want to read the word of God, it is right in front of me.”
I have a painter friend that, when he goes out painting, says “I’m going to steal some landscape”. An ironic take on the idea of making the image your own.
Have you ever heard that in some cultures there is the belief that photos actually steal the soul from the subject? Sounds pretty far out there? Somewhat crazy in this modern age? Have you ever wondered where this belief comes from?
I’ve recently updated my web sight RVJart.com with improved graphics, easier navigation and new work! Swing by, check it out and give me some feedback…and thanks!
This is not a Vermeer…or is it? I came across this piece of Vermeer farm machinery in a freshly hayed meadow in East Dover, Vermont. This scene tickled my funny bone so I set up my easel immediately and went to work.
In order for me to appreciate this visual pun, I had to be able to hold multiple layers of reality of this at once in my mind. The finding of farm machinery in a…