I suspect it comes as no surprise, with a blog title like “Frog Pond Journal”, that we live near it. This image was recently taken at sunset, looking east over the skating rink towards Millennium Tower. The low sunlight helps emphasize the figures and skyline.It’s hard to overemphasize how important this facility is to the recreational life of the city.
My blogging problem is that if I place too much emphasis on the “Frog Pond” part of the title, it overly restricts my geographic coverage area. The word “Journal” helps broaden the blog’s content, as a kind of casual neighborhood newspaper.
As physical places we take these junctures completely for granted. They’re everywhere. We think nothing of them. Yet, what about mental intersections? Our “should I” “shouldn’t I” moments. I’m not sure we pay these nearly enough attention.
Only three letters but they pose a very big question, especially if you ask it about an action you’re about to take. Ask the “why” question three times in a row about that contemplated action and you might be very surprised at the answer.
There is, if we’re lucky, a brief time each morning when breakfast is eaten, dishes are washed and we settle down to read the paper. A treasured private moment before the day’s events begin to intrude.
Street photography for many people, myself included, means hunting for emotional stories. Trouble is, it’s very often difficult to be sure what kind of story you’re looking at. Take this lady in the subway for instance. Is she tired, sad or just momentary rubbing her eyes? I have no idea but I liked the red, white and blue of her outfit together with the position of her arms and obviously, the fact her hand is covering her face.