Lines and Shadows: Walls

Jane Lurie Photography

“To consult the rules of composition before making a photograph is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk.”

~Edward Weston

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows High Museum, Atlanta

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Temple Wall, Siem Reap

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

~ David Alan Harvey

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Chapel, Eliel Saarinen

Monochrome, Architecture, Black and White, Shadows Train Station, Bozeman, MT

Black and White, Close-up, Mendocino, California, Barn Still Life, Mendocino

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”

~Scott Lorenzo


 This week’s theme is Wall. 

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CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi


After a long dry for almost a half of year, rainfall finally comes in, showering the lands, mountains and forests. It’s the time for mushrooms celebrate their days. They are born in various forms on died trees, at piles of dried leaves that rotted or at trash dumps. Nature has the perfect wisdom. Giving chance to every single creature to come alive, even for just couple of days. Mushroom will then die in their own silence.


Setelah kemarau panjang selama hampir setengah tahun, curah hujan akhirnya masuk, menyirami tanah, gunung dan hutan. Ini adalah waktu jamur untuk merayakan hari-hari mereka. Mereka lahir dalam berbagai bentuk di pohon-pohon mati, di tumpukan daun kering yang membusuk atau tempat pembuangan sampah. Alam memiliki kebijaksanaan yang sempurna. Memberikan kesempatan kepada setiap makhluk untuk menjadi hidup, meskipun hanya untuk beberapa hari. Jamur kemudian akan mati dalam keheningan mereka sendiri.


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New Point Grey Road: The Cycle of Success

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This was too good to leave to Monday.  The Globe and Mail does the first piece on the success – yes, recognized success – of the Point Grey Road greenway*:

Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective


There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political favours. Even by Vancouver standards, the debate over the city’s latest bike lane grew especially heated.

But nearly one year after a stretch of Point Grey Road closed to vehicles, the city says the bike route that was later installed is often the busiest in Vancouver and the plan to shift traffic to major arterial roads has worked.

“It was a tremendous success in terms of achieving the goals that we had, which was making it safer and more comfortable and convenient for people walking and cycling,” said Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver’s director of transportation. …  Before construction, Mr…

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Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown‘s thrillers was intriguing in The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and The Lost Symbol. Now he is almost unbearably suave, debonair, and fascinating in Inferno.

Infernois a page turner. The author has created a formula for best sellers. Each is, in its own way, entertaining and fast-paced. Inferno is no exception. In this adventure set in Italy, loosely following stuff drawn from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Brown offers readers a sense of inclusion, as if we are all reading something that contains Truth and Meaning, but without requiring we perform any real mental exercise.

The formula works. Inferno — all 560 pages — whisks you along while feeding you tantalizing tidbits of apparently arcane knowledge. You feel you’ve been let into an exclusive club and taught the secret handshake.

As with all of Brown’s novels, Robert Langdon — my pick for The Most Interesting Man…

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somewhere in Paris

Places Unknown

It is Friday, and if you are common visitor, you know that it is usually showing some mystery place. But since this is the first Friday of this year, and I really wanted to show this photo for some time, it is not a mystery of any sort. Pretty much anyone should know where it is and what it is.

I really like to take photos with reflections and always look for such opportunities. It does not happen very often, but when it does, I think it produces some kick ass results.

Click me!!

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Hello 52Rollers: Introducing Ehpem

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Olympus Infinity Jr - Ehpem's Roll 1 Camera

Time to introduce myself as well. On the interweb I am known as Ehpem, and am trying to keep it that way for a variety of reasons. Some are even good ones. I live in Victoria on Vancouver Island. I recently left a long-term government job and am working fewer hours as a consultant and researcher, which in theory gives me more time for photography. In my professional life I am an archaeologist, specializing in the coastal regions of western Canada and USA, but I did spend a few years working in the UK. My photography experience was concentrated on technical archaeological shots – pictures of dirt, pictures of artifacts sitting in dirt, pictures of artifacts in the lab, and sometimes pictures of archaeologists at work. There was not a lot of room for creativity, and the film was not mine so most of it resides in museum collections, beyond…

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