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Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Circle of Friends ~ For My Friend Joe

Circle of Friends George Koruth from Kids Life photos©2011 George Koruth

The World Exists Within

A Circle of Friends

_DSC0190(2)© 2011 George Koruth

Shoulder to Shoulder,

We Anchor our Hearts Together,

Bound by Memories of Time and Place

In a Sacred Litany of Belonging.

Unfulfilled Dreams KoruthUnfulfilled Dreams ©2011 George Koruth

Together we Breathe in Hope

Presenting Our Colorful Offerings

To the Compassionate One who Blesses Our Dreams

Remembering, that, in One of Many Incarnations, He had Little.

At home among friends George Koruth©2011 George Koruth

Alone, Life’s Challenges Weigh Heavy in the Balance

and Sometimes it Feels as though

We are Not Sure We Want to Travel in the Direction

Others have Walked;

bicycle dreams KoruthLiving Childhood © 2011 George Koruth

Yet, Wearing the Heart of Heroes,

We Continue the Journey,

Overcoming Great Obstacles

Sometimes Alone,

Sometimes with a Faithful Companion,

Anticipation George KoruthSmiles from the Slum © 2011 George Koruth

Until Our Spirits Soar Again,

Feeling as if we are One-Hundred Strong,

Returning to The Circle of Friendship,

Our Source of Nurture, Strength and True Belonging.

~Words by Noelle Clearwater

10.30.11

Special Prayers of affirmation and Love for Joe S.

Peace, Love and Hugs from your good friend, Noelle

 

About The Photographer

George Koruth

George Koruth is a Travel and Documentary photographer based in India. His collection captures India's rich culture and traditions. One of his specialties is street photography. Be it a smiling child or a wrinkled old woman, you will find a unique collection of faces here. He also loves to showcase social issues and hopes his photographs can give a voice to those people who don't have any say in this world. George has done work for international magazines and websites and has been featured in Indian magazines.

You may find more of his wonderful work  at :

http://georgekoruth.500px.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/m2digital

 

The  copyrighted images above were posted with the Photographer’s permission. All Rights Are Reserved. Thank you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

His Apples

Merele Lui Vlad DumitrescuMerele Lui © Vlad Dumitrescu

 

There was a Child went Forth

THERE was a child went forth every day;

And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became;

And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.

The early lilacs became part of this child,

And grass, and white and red morning-glories, and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird,

And the Third-month lambs, and the sow’s pink-faint litter, and the mare’s foal, and the cow’s calf,

And the noisy brood of the barn-yard, or by the mire of the pond-side,

And the fish suspending themselves so curiously below there—and the beautiful curious liquid,

And the water-plants with their graceful flat heads—all became part of him.

The field-sprouts of Fourth-month and Fifth-month became part of him;

Winter-grain sprouts, and those of the light-yellow corn, and the esculent roots of the garden,

And the apple-trees cover’d with blossoms, and the fruit afterward, and wood-berries, and the commonest weeds by the road.

~[Excerpt from Walt Whitman’s poem by the same name]

 

 

About the Photographer

Vlad Dumitrescu

An introduction of my work should start with a short description of Romania. The magic of this country, lies in its landscapes and in its warm people that are living in villages from very close to the sea to the heart of the mountains. Every region has its own specific habits and its own stories, which are making together the beautiful book, called - Romania. Every season is turning slowly page by page from this book, over and over again, for thousands of years. You can still find in these villages carts run by oxen, people working at the looms or in the fields with horses.
I must say that I am very lucky to live in this country, but at the same time, I am sorry to see that day by day something is changing as the modernism is cutting deeper and deeper in our old traditions.
My aim is to find during my walks up and down and around the hills, valleys and villages of Romania, old people and forgotten habits and try to bring back into present something that was lost in the past. The Romanian village is my main motive because I love its people and its habits and because I see it dying.

To find more of Vlad Dumitrescu’s Warm and Engaging photographs of Romania please take a short trip over to 1x.com where you can see many of his photos or enjoy his wonderful blog at the url you see below!
http://vlad-dumitrescu.blogspot.com/

*This photo was posted with permission from the photographer. All Rights Are Reserved. Thank you.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

God Scatters a Handful of Stones/Haiku my Heart

On the rocks©2011 Thomas Russ Arnestad  Ocean water washing the rocks on the shore. This image is captured on the west coast of Herfoel, Hvaler, Norway. Extra long shutterspeed captures the smoky feel to the water during this beautiful sunset.
In Roiling Blue Mists
God Scatters These Great, Dark Stones
In Handfuls at Sea.
~Noelle Renee 10.20.11

Cross by the sea©2011 Thomas Russ Arnestad A wooden cross made out of drifting wood from the ocean. The cross is found on the west coast of Herfoel, an island in Hvaler, Norway.

Here, the Rocks Gather
To Remember One Who Sailed,
Never Finding Shore.
~Noelle Renee
10.20.11

About The Photographer:
Arnestad profile
About Arnestad Photography
Arnestad Photography (NO 990 983 267 MVA) presents the photographic work of Thomas Russ Arnestad (b.1979, Oslo).
He works as the Head of Photography at
Inviso AS, the largest real estate photography company in Norway. During low season he performs ad-hoc photographic work for numerous clients.
Besides interior photography he also shoots a lot of landscape, architecture, cars, products and travel images to name a few.
His interest began, as for many others, with the fascination of light and the beautiful impact it has on the nature surrounding us. From there on, it´s been a long journey to get where he´s at now. His nature and landscape photography, is today as then, a form for recreation and an excuse to spend some time alone.
Recent photos have been targeted into more specific projects and series than before. This is the way to go for getting more thought and substance into the photography for Arnestad.

Linked to Haiku My Heart Friday at Recuerda mi Corazon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Metamorphosis Project ~ Luca Renoldi: Architectural Transformation V

 

ignite white flowers luca renoldi©2011 Luca Renoldi

These black-green leaves
now carry enough sun to
ignite white flowers.

7/21/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Train on time Luca renoldi©2011 Luca Renoldi

Her sky brimmed with stars
of the five-pointed type, spells
against emptiness.

9/8/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Arched Luca Renoldi

A city never
reaches silence, each promised
quiet soon broken.

7/28/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Charcoal and Smoke Luca Renoldi

After fire’s spent
it leaves everything it touched
its blackest self.

8/11/08 Joe felso Ruminations

Crimson Butterfly©2011 Luca Renoldi

Outside these shadows
the world is bright—the leaves dance
in their own fire.

8/30/08 Joe felso Ruminations

 

As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2nd 2011 playing Ravel's Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.

Haikus on this post are a tribute to Joe Felso of Ruminations.

For more wonderful haikus, please visit recuerda mi corazon, a wonderful place to be.

The Project
What this project aims to offer the viewer is the opportunity to see reality with new eyes, eyes  that "distort" what he sees, in an attempt to reveal what lies behind appearance, so that his altered state of mind may predispose him to look at metamorphosis. Through the game of decomposition and the multiplication of points of view, it highlights not only the availability of the mind to deformation, but also the lack of an absolute truth, (how this can prevail), to offset one’s own unique perspective: This is an important finding for understanding the meaning of the project (following the intent of Apuleius). The philosophical theme that accompanies the whole project is that of an eternal universe as a place of transformation, where "mutantur omnia, nihil interit" ie "nothing perishes but everything is transformed.
"

The Photographer

Luca Renoldi was born in Milan in 1958 and lives close to Monza, Not far from His beloved Milan. Due to His indomitable vitality and will to discover new horizons, he is often described as a twenty-year-old with thirty years of experience! For all his passions he dedicates 100% of his effort and vitality. Lover of football, a fan of FC Internazionale Milano, he is an active participant of the Inter Club Muratidentro supporters club. He has forever loved photographic art  taking pictures of whatever he finds interesting, nothing precluded,  fitting his perspectives to the mounted optics, rarely constructing his own photos, leaving the images as real as his eyes have captured. As  manager in a company that produces industrial laundry machines, he travels all around the world right along with his trustworthy Nikon. During his frequent travels, he always finds the time to dedicate himself to photography, which effectively combines with fractals or sometimes various experimental techniques.

Note on the Series

This is the Fifth installment of a series of photographs that make up this wonderful project. My thanks to Luca Renoldi for allowing me to post his phenomenal work on The Angels Wear Fins.

These photographs were posted with the photographer’s permission. All Rights are Reserved ©. Thank you.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Metamorphoses Project Part IV~ Luca Renoldi

©2011 Luca Renoldi

A certain day became a presence to me;

©2011 Luca Renoldi

there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light:
a being.

©2011 Luca Renoldi

And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over

©2011 Luca Renoldi

and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword,

©2011 Luca Renoldi

granting me
honor and a task
.

©2011 Luca Renoldi

The day's blow
rang out, metallic -- or it was I, a bell awakened
,

©2011 Luca Renoldi

and what I heard was my whole self

©2011 Luca Renoldi

saying and singing what it knew: I can.

~ Denise Levertov ~

(Not part of the metamorphoses project)

Tree nymph arabesque
Capturing light on green leaves
~ Breathtaking, your dance.

©2006 Joseph* ~ OneLight*®

The Project
What this project aims to offer the viewer is the opportunity to see reality with new eyes, eyes  that "distort" what he sees, in an attempt to reveal what lies behind appearance, so that his altered state of mind may predispose him to look at metamorphosis. Through the game of decomposition and the multiplication of points of view, it highlights not only the availability of the mind to deformation, but also the lack of an absolute truth, (how this can prevail), to offset one’s own unique perspective: This is an important finding for understanding the meaning of the project (following the intent of Apuleius). The philosophical theme that accompanies the whole project is that of an eternal universe as a place of transformation, where "mutantur omnia, nihil interit" ie "nothing perishes but everything is transformed.
"

The Photographer

Luca Renoldi was born in Milan in 1958 and lives close to Monza, Not far from His beloved Milan. Due to His indomitable vitality and will to discover new horizons, he is often described as a twenty-year-old with thirty years of experience! For all his passions he dedicates 100% of his effort and vitality. Lover of football, a fan of FC Internazionale Milano, he is an active participant of the Inter Club Muratidentro supporters club. He has forever loved photographic art  taking pictures of whatever he finds interesting, nothing precluded,  fitting his perspectives to the mounted optics, rarely constructing his own photos, leaving the images as real as his eyes have captured. As  manager in a company that produces industrial laundry machines, he travels all around the world right along with his trustworthy Nikon. During his frequent travels, he always finds the time to dedicate himself to photography, which effectively combines with fractals or sometimes various experimental techniques.

Note on the Series

This is the Fourth installment of a series of photographs that make up this wonderful project. My thanks to Luca Renoldi for allowing me to post his phenomenal work on The Angels Wear Fins.

These photographs were posted with the photographer’s permission. All Rights are Reserved ©. Thank you.

Linked to Haiku My Heart at Recuerda mi Corazon

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Secret of Birds

Pigeon Run in the Piazza Alfred Pleyer© 2011 Alfred Pleyer

 

Boy and Egg

BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

Every few minutes, he wants

to march the trail of flattened rye grass

back to the house of muttering

hens. He too could make

a bed in hay. Yesterday the egg so fresh

it felt hot in his hand and he pressed it

to his ear while the other children

laughed and ran with a ball, leaving him,

so little yet, too forgetful in games,

ready to cry if the ball brushed him,

riveted to the secret of birds

caught up inside his fist,

not ready to give it over

to the refrigerator

or the rest of the day.

Naomi Shihab Nye  Copyright © 1998.

Source: Fuel (BOA Editions Ltd., 1998)

 

About the Photographer:

Alfred Pleyer

Alfred loves to travel and photograph.

He hails from Austria.

You may find more of his amazing photographic captures on

http://500px.com/niklens

According to Alfred the following is true:

Citizen of the World

Living without a cat...

I Belong to group.as

I am involved in
Public Circles Project