I guess with a title like that, I should have a song to go with it; but I don’t, so feel free to hum along with the tune of your choice. For me there is no choice as I’ve still got that same song from Crazy Heart stuck in my head that’s been there all week.
If you’ve seen the movie Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges, then you know the source of the title for this image. We watched the movie on DVD the other day after having seen it in the theater when it first came out. It didn’t happen the first time I saw the movie, but this time for some reason this line line of the song has stuck in my head and I can’t get it out. Maybe posting the video for the song will exorcise it out my head into someone else’s. (You can’t say I didn’t warn you.)
A different, more dramatic, shot of the same bird from the February 19 post. I’m including this one as I decided I like it better. My mind has been on crows and ravens anyway since I just yesterday got my advance copies of LensWork #93 which features my Opus Corvus portfolio. As usual LensWork did a great job reproducing the images, but I’m pouting a little bit as this is my third time in LensWork and I have still to make the cover. Having said that, I can’t say I can quibble with the choices of images for covers of the magazine. Both are fine choices, especially the one on the back cover by one of my favorite photographers, Merg Ross. But, this all reminds me of a song, actually two–one being the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want–but the one I thought of first is about getting your picture on the cover of a magazine:
Presentation of the flag prior to the skijoring competition at the annual (and this year quite cold) Wild West Winterfest at the fairgrounds in Bozeman. It was so cold and the event so unorganized that we left after waiting two hours for it to get going. It was a timed event that couldn’t seem to start on time.
This photo as a very similar look and feel as the image Making Tracks from February 6th. The interesting thing about the comparison is that, while the previous post was a close-up view of mouse or other small critter tracks, today’s photo is of elk, deer or other large mammal tracks taken from a couple hundred yards away.
This photo was actually taken several weeks ago when a five o’clock shadow would have been much longer due to the shorter days. A five o’clock shadow today might look like this except that all the recent snow has buried these cattails under a couple feet of snow.