POTD: Afternoon Still Life #2

Afternoon Still Life #2
Bozeman, Montana
2011

An alternate view of the still life from yesterday. There’s quite a bit of difference in the feeling of this shot with the light at my back compared to yesterday’s backlit version.

POTD: A Walk on the Beach

A Walk on the Beach
Lincoln City, Oregon
2010

A couple of ravens out for a stroll along the beach. At least I think they’re ravens rather than crows, hard to tell for sure. If you believe the claim that crows hop while ravens walk then they must be ravens. But there doesn’t seem to be much consensus that that adage is really true.

POTD: The Gesture (Badlands)

The Gesture (Badlands)
Omaha, Nebraska
2011

A closeup of a statue of some homesteaders out working their fields. The rugged tension in this guy’s hand seems quite symbolic of the struggle it must have been to make a living on the land in the 19th century. It reminded me of a song by Bruce Springsteen that addresses the issue, at least metaphorically (or should I say uses this concept as a metaphor for other struggles):

POTD: Bandstand

Bandstand
Salt Lake City, Utah
2011

At sundown, some stage scaffolding casts an interesting shadow pattern on the backdrop of the bandstand at the Utah Arts Festival.

POTD: The Gesture (Freedom)

The Gesture (Freedom)
Topeka, Kansas
2011

From a sculpture at Washburn University. The sculptor created the piece to commemorate cancer survivors–either all cancer or perhaps just breast cancer, I don’t recall–but in any case freedom from cancer is a precious freedom indeed.

POTD: Losing Your Edge

Losing Your Edge
Omaha, Nebraska
2011

There was a ride much like this at Joyland, the local amusement park where I grew up. It was one of my favorite rides in the park. Now I have no interest in getting on such a thing. I like to think it’s because I’m older and wiser, but it’s probably just plain being old that explains it.