Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Digital Poladroids / My World Tuesday

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.



Portrait of MLK


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A second version



The photo above, in two versions, was taken in Greenfield on a very cold day last week, around 3:15. I was caught trespassing on a farmer's land as he was driving his truck up the icy driveway. I stuck around to introduce myself, even though my fingers were numb and I was ready to head home. The farmer was suspicious and not at all sure he liked the fact that I was taking pictures of his barn, his house and his land. Then, he smoothed out a bit and told me that the barn below had been moved from the pasture across the road to where it stands today. He raises happy, pasture-fed cows who become dinner for the local health and environmentally conscious folk of western Massachusetts. He talked to me about a lot of things, in fact. Each topic delivered in five-words or less. Then it was time to shake hands and say so long.

The one below was taken just outside of Amherst, Massachusetts, yesterday, near the Friends' Meeting House on route 63, heading north to Montague



The Secret Life of Sheep

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots! I'm partial to the Snow Waves," and dug your farmer story. There are some characters out there, aren't there?

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  2. of course you could smooth out the farmer :)

    I'm partial to the snow waves as well

    and the MLK quote and portrait are beautiful

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  3. CR: Thanks. I tried turning them into digital polaroids with a free software download that only worked once. Oh, well. Thanks, though. The snow waves was a cropping.

    Dianne: When it comes to a picture, I can smooth out anyone. ;-)

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  4. Great post, Gina! Love your photos! I can just visualize you and the farmer -- he had no idea who he was dealing with -- the great smoother! Love the snow waves, too! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Sylvia: The Great Smoother, that's me! :-D

    Loved your waterfall set. I have some waterfall photos to post - taken this past saturday. Should've included those!

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  6. You were smart to stick around and find out more. This made a great post!

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  7. LOVE that sheep photo! I'm from Massachusetts originally and I loved driving out around Greenfield, so scenic and pretty out there. :)

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  8. truly wonderful art. thanks for sharing.

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  9. Hi Gina..I just wanted to let you know that I may have to end Thinking Green Thursdays. There has only been a couple of people participating for weeks. I am really keeping it going for Bobbie because I know how important it is for her. None of the people who posted when you hosted stayed with it..so it may be me that is the problem, I don't know. But it is important I thought, but maybe not. I am just letting you know because it really is your meme. Maybe your friends would like to participate. Maybe I should just make it a green color meme..who knows..Michelle

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  10. enjoyed each and every one of your captures...the sheep were quite interesting and i can only think of what sheep have to say to one another ;)
    have a fab week.

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  11. i love the way you told how these happened and know well these farmers you speak of, since i live with one ;)

    I like the top one but they are all wonderful, the snow waves are neat since i have never seen them before.
    xoxox

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  12. Hi Michelle,
    Oh, too bad! I think your blog format is so much better than blogger for TGT and yet I think that people have a hard time venturing out of Blogger and to other formats. I think it's probably set up that way to keep people in a network and to sell ads?? Anyway, that could be why some people have not made it over. I too have been negligent in promoting it here and even in participating. I'm doing a lot less of that in general because it is so time-consuming and my priority is Pagan Sphinx and the art and other goodies I like to throw in. However, if you'd like to keep it going for a few more weeks, I will promote it here and begin participating, starting tomorrow. I hope that helps. If not, I understand. It's a lot of work! Let me know how it goes. Thanks for taking it on, it's a huge endeavor if it is to be done well. After all, you want to educate and inspire people about the environment and that takes work. It's harder than the typical photo themes like red, yellow and monochrome, etc.

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  13. Thanks everyone for taking the time to check out the poladroids. The program quit after one take. What do you want for free, right? ;-)

    Peace to you all,
    Gina

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