Tag Archive: bounced light

Rustic Reflections

[Do not adjust your audio, the movie is silent.] Several inches of picturesque snow today, with the promise of a whole bunch more tomorrow and Wednesday. Thank goodness that Sonali and Micah and I went to the Biltmore Estate yesterday and took a rapid .001 mph stroll partway around Bass Pond, most of which involved…

Garage Aura

I was on my way to the movie theatre to see “Nebraska” with Bob, when I had this aesthetic emergency. Looks like it was a monochrome kind of day after all, even with the late appearance of the sun. Apparently, I wound up in black & white two years ago too. Two Years Ago: Late…

Lissitzky Light

Things are a lot sunnier in the recent pictures than they have been in actuality. When it was sunny, over the weekend, it was still miserably chilly. Like a large swath of the country, we are having some no-fooling weather hereabouts. Fortunately, so far today it’s merely been torrential rain. But ice is promised overnight,…

C’mon-a My Kitchen

A little taste of some bounced light for lunch. A Year Ago: Mining The Mundane Some days the world doesn’t easily offer up its beauty… [read more]

Acknowledged

We all yearn to be acknowledged, to be recognized for who we are what we have contributed. Acknowledgment costs so little and yields rewards all out of proportion. If we are acknowledged, perhaps we will be remembered. Perhaps our time will have been well-spent. Maybe we will leave some trace of our passing. Memorials are…

Mene Mene…

This is not graffiti, but bounced light. And not a warning of doom, but a benediction. A Year Ago: Each Shining Hour Bees have been held up since time immemorial as the very epitome of industry and productivity… [read more]

Colonnade

Anybody notice anything unusual about this picture (larger version is here)? A Year Ago: Public Display When I was eleven years old, I travelled briefly through Iran… [read more]

Hughes Mews

It’s no decisive moment, but I like the contrast between the ellipses and the rectangles in this picture. And it has bounced light. A Year Ago: Father, Son, Waiter It was the boy who caught my eye first… [read more]

In the Name of Beauty

There’s something flesh-like about this tree and its bark. The bounced light is harsh and revealing. Looking at this bound and decorated trunk makes me feel my age. What might I be willing to do to look good? Our standards of beauty for cultivated trees can be quite strict. We trim them, we braid them,…

Window Glow

One reason that people don’t see much of the world’s beauty is that a lot of it is indirect. It’s not something you notice by looking directly, head on, at an object. It’s not the object itself, it’s the effect of the object (its shadow or light, its color or weight or the shape it…