Posts tagged ‘sky’

December 26, 2015

Three-quarters blank

Into broad, sunlit uplands
Three-quarters blank
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June 24, 2015

Pyramidtown

New York City, six years on
Pyramidtown
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April 4, 2015

Over Nebraska

On a flight from Denver to Chicago.
Over Nebraska

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November 23, 2014

Untitled II

Side sky
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November 21, 2014

Between weddings over the great plains

I was editing a wedding on my way back from Denver having shot another wedding, and the light was perfect. We left at 5pm and by 7pm it was dark, which made for interesting lighting conditions with a constantly-changing sky. I could tell the lady next to me wanted to ask why I was taking so many photos out the window, but she probably got that I’m kind of into photography by all of the wedding photos on my laptop. They went neglected for the first 90 minutes of the flight.
Between weddings over the great plains
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November 6, 2014

The night after the night after

Everything seemed to shift and stay the same.
The night after the night after
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August 17, 2014

Alabaster ceiling

I remember when Kurt Cobain committed suicide there were a few friends in school who jokingly thought a kid who sat next to me in class seemed kind of suicidal. Soon enough we convinced ourselves that maybe he in fact was suicidal. Eventually, as the story grew in our conversation to seem real, it really struck us as problematic, as my proximity to him may be reason enough to explore the depths of his mind in order to potentially avert such a tragedy. They suggested I talk to him, because none of us had seen him speak more than a few words. I struck up a superficial kind of conversation with him, sort of like a talk about the weather. He was a little milquetoast, going on about how the walls in the classroom were alabaster, and how this was altogether mundane and appropriate in order to keep kids’ focus on the lesson. I realized nobody had previously talked to me about alabaster and eventually my thoughts drifted to the ceiling, which was the exact shade of the walls and equally oppressive. Anyway, he made it through school. We talked from time to time in the hallways.
Alabaster ceiling

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August 13, 2014

Recreating the sky

Assembled by Google robots working overtime, directly overhead, in broad daylight. It’s a mosaic, really.
Recreating the sky
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August 1, 2014

Adjust the map

Here comes the flood. (Some other words about the times and how they are a changin’, as well.)
Adjust the map
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July 29, 2014

Memory of a cloud

I enjoy massaging the good out of the mundane. There’s nothing more mundane than the middle section of a flight where the ground is too far away and the clouds less defined. Every now and again a couple of workable formations float past, and when they do I’m scrambling to find composition. Sometimes the beauty of clouds is that they actually don’t need structure; their layers make naturally contrasting light. The challenge is making it look the way you remember it.
Memory of a cloud
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