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cruciform

October 16, 2019 photo-essays sets

o sacred head surrounded
by crown of piercing thorns
o bleeding head so wounded
reviled and put to scorn

o agony and dying
o love to sinners free

crucifix above the altar, portsmouth abbey chapel, portsmouth, rhode island

saturday, september 28, 2019

– the very long vertical post on the cross
– the stick-figure corpus
– the spider-web of wires
– the cascading silver rods
– the light hovering above

– the 1960s cruciform, absent of pain and bleeding


dimension – 1305 x 1976 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/40
iso – 25600

post-production – the original image was cropped to focus on the cruciform.

to see the 1305 x 1976 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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portsmouth abbey chapel

October 16, 2019 photo-essays sets

then i will go to the altar of god
the god of my joy and my youth

introibo ad altare dei
ad deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam

chapel, portsmouth abbey, portsmouth, rhode island

saturday, september 28, 2019

elements

– the wires are lit by a skylight above – the altar and the stain-glass windows behind the choir stalls
– the white marble altar and platform
– the symmetry in the candles
– all the verticals

dimension – 1321 x 1392 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/30
iso – 25600

the image was taken from the choir-loft at the back of the chapel; the only alteration was to crop the original image to focus on the altar.

to see the 1321 x 1392 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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colonnade

October 16, 2019 photo-essays sets

my soul magnifies the lord
and my spirit rejoices in god my savior
for he has looked with favor on his humble servant
he has come to the help of his servant israel
for he has remembered his promise
the promise he made to abraham and his children

the edge of the courtyard, south of the ochre mansion. toady the courtyard is a small parking lot

saturday, september 28, 2019

elements

– the statue can’t be original to the colonnade
– the intricate light pillars with their copper ornamentation
– the oxidized copper
– the architecturally inconsistent, almost gothic, colonnade

dimension – 1321 x 1526 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/640
iso – 500

post-production – clone stamped an electrical wire running up the near light pillar; cropped the image to remove AC units and parked cars.

to see 1321 x 1526 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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bell-tower

October 16, 2019 photo-essays sets

salve regina, mater misericordiæ
our life, our sweetness and our hope
to thee do we cry
poor banished children of eve
to thee we send up our sighs
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears
o clemens, o pia, o dulcis virgo maria

the chapel bell-tower on the salve regina campus, newport, rhode island

saturday, september 28, 2019

elements

– the roof design is french provincial
– the bell-tower was designed to blend into the landscape
– the large upper-windows are screened openings to broadcast the tolling bells

dimension – 1200 x 1541 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/250
iso – 500

post-production – there was little alteration made to this image; it was only cropped.

to see the original 1200 x 1541, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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ochre court

October 15, 2019 photo-essays sets

well, i’ve been up to the mountain
walked down by the sea
i never questioned no one
and no one questioned me
my love was given freely
and oftimes was returned
i never came to borrow
only came to learn

ochre court mansion – administrative building – salve regina campus, newport, rhode island

saturday, september 28, 2019

elements

– the architectural details become more ornamental towards the roof
– the sun-dial on the chimney face
– the rounded-corners on the windows
– the mansard roof
– the blue greys – stone, roof, sky

dimension – 1300 x 1482 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/500
iso – 500

post-production – the original image had an additional lawn-light which go eliminated using the clone stamp; lens correction eliminated much of the key-stoning

to see 1300 x 1482 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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split boulder

October 11, 2019 photo-essays sets

deep in december it’s nice to remember
without a hurt the heart is hollow
deep in december it’s nice to remember
the fire of september that made us mellow
deep in december our hearts should remember
and follow

along the coast in front of the christian brothers center
is this famous split boulder

taken – friday, september 27, 2019

elements

– the slant of the cut in the rock
– the brown staining on bottom and the light-grey of the rest of the boulder
– the rock layers that ground the upright boulder
– the smaller stone in the bottom right seems to wedge the boulder to the left

dimension of original – 864 x 1191 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/2000
iso – 500

post-production – the original image was severely cropped to focus strictly on the boulder; and the imported image had to be proportionately shrunk to fit on the page (its height was the problem)

to see the 864 x 1191 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikkor S 24-70/4 S

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windmill

October 11, 2019 photo-essays sets

you must remember this
a kiss is still a kiss
a sign is just a sigh
the fundamental things apply
as time goes by
moonlight and love songs never out of date
hearts full of passion, jealously and hate

this windmill, minus vanes, was the summer-home
of a priest from providence
the windmill is on clarke road,
west of the christian brothers center

taken – thursday, september 26, 2019

elements

– the windmill housing through the pine trees
– the window configuration, leaving one small one in the cap
– the low stone-wall paralleling clarke road
– the lawn beginning its descent into fall

dimension – 1856 x 1275 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/500
iso – 500

post-production – the utility pole and wires were clone stamped; the image was cropped to focus the eye on the windmill housing.

to see the 1856 x 1275 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikkor S 24-70/4 S

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the cottage

October 11, 2019 photo-essays sets

come saturday morning
i’m going away with my friend
we’ll saturday spend ’til the end of the day
just i and my friend
we’ll travel for miles in our saturday smiles
and then we’ll move on
but we will remember
long after saturday is gone

the small cottage closest to the novitiate building
the mansion’s courtyard is bordered by two twin cottages
this is the cottage on the western side of the courtyard

taken – thursday, september 26, 2019

elements

– the verticals – beams in the stucco, window mullions, drain, chimney
– the peaks – dormers, roof-vent, main roof
– the sun behind the chimney
the blue, blue sky and wispy clouds

dimension – 1933 x 1253 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/1000
iso – 500

post-production – the original image was cropped; and through lens-correction feature, key-stoning was reduced.

to see 1933 x 1253 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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the mansion

October 9, 2019 photo-essays sets

o mia patria si bella e perduta
o membranza si cara e fatal


the beginning is lost in dormers, in cells
in another time, in another place
and memory, yet soothing, is flawed

the rooftops of the mansion on the christian brothers center
a simple chateau-like building on narragansett bay

taken – thursday, september 26, 2019

elements

– the slate shingles are beautiful in their similarities and vastness
– the dormers are like eyes
– the oxidized copper lining the ridges is stained and delicate
– the pallet going from grey-blue, to green-blue to sky-blue is gentle


dimension – 1854 x 1315 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/640
iso – 500

post-production – the original image was cropped; and using lens correction, some of the key-stoning was eliminated.

to see 1854 x 1315 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

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dry-stack stone wall

October 8, 2019 photo-essays sets

back to rhode-island

va pensiero sull’ali dorate
va ti posa sui clivi, sui colli


my thoughts fly on golden wings
and land on stone, grass, water
and wake memories
of a time gone by

the rock-wall that surrounds the christian brothers center
narragansett, rhode island
this section of the wall is just east of the cemetery

taken – thursday, september 26, 2019

elements

– the shadows on the gray rocks
– the crossword puzzle arrangement of the various stones
– the dark-blue, almost black rock in the bottom-right corner

dimension – 1981 x 1070 pixels
resolution – 72 ppi
f-stop (aperture opening) – f/10.0
shutter speed – 1/250
iso – 500

post-production – the original picture was cropped removing the lawn-grass in front of the wall; made no other adjustments or alterations.

to see 1981 x 1070 original, click on the above image

camera – nikon Ƶ7
lens – nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G

mary-j

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

mary-j


go inside, for your finest inspiration
your dreams will open up the door
it makes no difference, if you’re a boy or a girl
if you’re virginal or matronly
 
you’re a superstar, yes
that’s what you are, you know it

 

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

 

mary and child
museo diocesano
caltagirone, italy
sept. 1, 2014

 

f/2.8

1/30 s

iso 800

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8

image size – 464 X 700

rafael

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

rafael


Oooh, you’ve got to
let your body move to the music
Oooh, you’ve got to just
let your body go the the flow

Oooh, you’ve got to
vogue

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

altar – rafael’s tomb
pantheon
roma, italy
sept. 17, 2014

f/5.6

1/10 s

iso 1600

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

woman

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

woman


they had style, they had grace
rita hayworth gave good face
lauren, katherine, lana too
bette davis, we love you

don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
strike a pose, there’s nothing to it

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

bust of a woman
museo archeologico nazionale
napoli, italy
sept. 11, 2014

f/5.3

1/13 s

iso 800

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

moses

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

moses


it makes no difference if you’re black or white
if you’re a boy or a girl
if you’re gay or straight
you’re a superstar

come on vogue
let your body groove to the music

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

michelangelo’s moses
san pietro in vincoli
roma, italy
sept. 17, 2014

f/3.2

1/40 s

iso 800

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8

image size – 464 X 700

boy-3

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

boy3


don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
strike a pose
there’s nothing to it
strike a pose, vogue

come on vogue
let your body go

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

the warrior
museo archeologico nazionale
napoli, italy
sept. 11, 2014

f/5.3

1/30 s

iso 400

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

mary

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

mary


let your body move to the music
come on vogue
let your body go with the flow
you know you can do it

all you need is your imagination
your dreams will open the door

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

mary
the cathedral bell-tower
caltagirone, italy
sept. 1, 2014

f/32.0

1/500 s

iso 3200

camera – nikon D800E

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

hair

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

hair


greta garbo and monroe
deitrich and dimaggio
marlon brando, jimmy dean
on the cover of a magazine

ladies with an attitude
fellows tha were in the mood

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

bust of a woman
museo archeologico nazionale
napoli, italy
sept. 11, 2014

f/4.5

1/15 s

iso 400

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

boy-1

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

boy1


beauty is where you find it
soul is in the musical
that’s where i feel so beautiful
magical, life’s a ball

vogue
beauty is where you find it, vogue

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

bust of a boy
museo archeologico nazionale
napoli, italy
sept. 11, 2014

f/5.3

1/10 s

iso 1600

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

navona

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

navona


look around, everywhere you turn
is heartache, it’s everywhere
you try everything to escape
the pain of life that you know

when all else fails
i know a place where you can get away

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

the nile
fontana dei quattro fiumi
piazza navona
roma, italy
september 17, 2014
f/13.0

1/160 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

boy-2

October 3, 2014 vogue, italy

boy2


gene kelly, fred astaire
ginger rodgers, dance on air
they had style, they had grace
rita hayworth gave good face

strike a pose, strike a pose
vogue, vogue, vogue

photo-essay – vogue – italy, 2014

the runners
museo archeologico nazionale
napoli, italy
sept. 11, 2014

f/4.5

1/8 s

iso 800

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

harbor

September 25, 2014 water, italy

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the lighthouse
the foothills
vesuvius

naples, campania
september 12, 2014

the whistling ways
of my younger days
quickly have faded by
but memories linger
like light in a fading sky

f/9.0
1/320 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

belmonte

September 25, 2014 water, italy

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below the mountain
a pebbled beach
mar tirreno

belmonte, calabria
september 8, 2014

i was born in the path
of the winter wind
i was raised
where the mountains are old

f/10.0
1/400 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

ortigia

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-4 034

the lungomare
on the peninsula
of ortigia

siracusa, sicily
september 4, 2014

ever moving
and winding
and free
let you and me
run down to the sea

f/32.0
1/30 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

fountain

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-11 036

in the cloister
of the poor clares
majorca tiles

naples, campania
september 11, 2014

a thousand voices
whispers and shouts
prayers and curses
water and wind
fill the silence

f/10.0
1/100 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

arches

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Aug-30 021

five roman arches
an elevated highway
an ancient stream

south-eastern, sicily
august 30, 2014

river, take me along
in your sunshine
let you and me
smooth the stones
and chase the sea

f/11.0
1/200 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

basilicata

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-10 003

on the coastal road
heading to amalfi
the mountains of

basilicata
september 10, 2014

i was raised
where the mountains
are old
their springtime waters
came dancing down

f/11.0
1/500 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

yachts

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-4 030

the inner harbor
of ortigia
french and uk flags

siracusa, sicily
september 4, 2014

so here’s the rainbow
that followed me here
and here are the friends
that i know

f/32.0
1/30 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

ducks

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-4 031

minerva’s bath
on the peninsula
of ortigia

siracusa, sicily
september 4, 2014

i’ve been to the city
and i’m back again
felt the chill
when the mist rolled in
when the seasons turned

f/29.0
1/13 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

tiber

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-14 013

below trastevere
no concrete walls, and
sycamores line the banks

tevere, roma
september 14, 2014

someday when the grass
is still green
my rolling waters
will round the bend
and flow into the sea

f/9.0
1/320 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

giants

September 25, 2014 water, italy

Sept-17-048

(l-r) the danube
the ganges
the nile

piazza navona, roma
september 17, 2014

take me along
you rolling old river
you changing old river
let you and me
run down to the sea

f/10.0
1/400 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – water

marzipan

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Aug-31 152

marzipan tomatoes
prickly-pears, figs
and 4 shadows

modica, sicily
august 31, 2014

and i’m waiting
to see god on television
piped onto church altars
if only they can find
the right channel

f/5.0
1/100 s
iso 400
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

peppers

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-15 010

in with the flowers
shriveled peppers
campo di fiori

roma, lazio
september 15, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the meek to be blessed
and inherit the earth
without taxes
and i’m waiting

f/4.5
1/400 s
iso 500
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

tivoli

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-16 007

lucrezia’s son
the cardinal’s house
villa d’este

tivoli, lazio
september 16, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the human crowd
to wander off a cliff somewhere
clutching its atomic umbrella
and i’m waiting

f/3.2
1/8000 s
iso 3200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

campo

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-15 009

in with the flowers
peppers as a bouquet
campo di fiori

roma, lazio
september 15, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the atomic tests to end
and i’m waiting happily
for things to get much worse
before they improve

f/4.5
1/500 s
iso 500
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

tapestry

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

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gold and silver threads
reds and greens
monastery museum

montecassino, lazio
september 13, 2014

and i’m perpetually waiting
for the fleeting lovers on the grecian urn
to catch each other up at last
and embrace
and i’m waiting

f/4.5
1/15 s
iso 400
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

stone

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-3 036

the opposite valley
buganvilia border
boutique hotel

modica, sicily
september 3, 2014

and i’m waiting
for them to prove
that god is really american
i’m seriously waiting

f/5.6
1/500 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – 18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

thistle

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-7 074

on the roadside
in the woods
near portosalvo

aprigliano, calabria
september 7, 2014

i am waiting for the second coming
and i’m waiting
for a religious revival
to sweep thru the state of arizona
and i’m waiting

f/9.0
1/320 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

chestnuts

September 24, 2014 colors, italy

Sept-7 071

walking
the dirt road
to portosalvo

aprigliano, calabria
september 7, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the war to be fought
which will make the world safe
for anarchy
and i’m waiting

f/6.3
1/200 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

buganvilia1

September 23, 2014 colors, italy

Aug-31 183

the opposite valley
wild flowers
tumble from the rocks

modica, sicily
august 31, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the age of anxiety
to drop dead
and i’m waiting
and i’m waiting

f/7.1
1/200 s
iso 200
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

paint

September 23, 2014 colors, italy

Aug-31 149

an advertisement
for art ceramics
main street

modica, sicily
august 31, 2014

and i’m waiting
for the rebirth of wonder
and i’m waiting for someone
to really discover america
and wail

f/5.6
1/125 s
iso 250
auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – 17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – colors

bee

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

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oh the marriage of your spirits here
has caused him to remain
for wherever two or more of you
are gathered in his name

and if there is eternity
i’d love you there again

photo-essay – spring flowers

bee in hollyhock
west north avenue, pittsburgh
june 22, 2013

f/5.6

1/30 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

white-holly2

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

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and if loving is the answer
then who’s the giving for
do you believe in something
that you’ve never seen before

i love you more than madness
more than dreams upon the waves

photo-essay – spring flowers

white hollyhock and ivy
west north avenue, pittsburgh
june 22, 2013

f/5.6

1/50 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

lily

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 060


well then what’s to be the reason
for becoming man and wife
is it love that brings you here
or love that brings you life

’cause i love you more than ever
now that the past is gone

photo-essay – spring flowers

tiger lily
west north avenue, pittsburgh
june 22, 2013

f/5.3

1/25 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

white-holly

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 052


a man shall leave his mother
and a woman leave her home
and they shall travel on
where the two shall be as one

i love you more than madness
more than dreams upon the waves

photo-essay – spring flowers

white hollyhock and ivy
west north avenue, pittsburgh
june 22, 2013

f/5.3

1/40 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

pink-holly

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 047


you turn the tide on me each day
and teach my eyes to see
just being next to you
is a natural thing for me

’cause i love you more than ever
now that the past is gone

photo-essay – spring flowers

hollyhock and ivy
west north avenue, pittsburgh
june 26, 2013

f/4.5

1/60 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

lime-green

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 025


oh, can’t you see that you were born
to stand by my side
you’re the other half of what i am
you’re the missing piece

i love you more than madness
more than dreams upon the waves

photo-essay – spring flowers

lime-green lily
edgewood, pennsylvania
june 22, 2013

f/6.3

1/60 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

pink

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 016


the tune that is yours and mine
to play upon this earth
we’ll play it out the best we know
whatever it is worth

’cause i love you more than ever
now that the past is gone

photo-essay – spring flowers

salmon-hued lily
edgewood, pennsylvania
june 22, 2013

f/5.6

1/30 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

green

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 015


ever since your walked in
the circle has been complete
i’ve said goodbye to haunted rooms
and faces in the street

i love you more than madness
more than dreams upon the waves

photo-essay – spring flowers

lacecap hydrangea
edgewood, pennsylvania
june 22, 2013

f/5.6

1/30 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

blue

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

DSC_1953


the union of your spirits
has caused him to remain
for wherever two or more of you
are gathered in his name

’cause i love you more than ever
now that the past is gone

photo-essay – spring flowers

hydrangea
edgewood, pennsylvania
june 29, 2013

f/7.1

1/60 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

stink

June 27, 2013 spring flowers

June2013 007


he is now to be among you
at the calling of your hearts
rest assured this troubadour
is acting on his part

i love you more than madness
more than dreams upon the waves

photo-essay – spring flowers

arum plant
edgewood, pennsylvania
june 22, 2013

f/5.6

1/60 s

iso 100

camera – nikon D800e

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 465 X 700

zucchini

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Tues-16 011


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy, beauty lie
beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

giant zucchini flower
princeville botanical, kaua’i
april 16, 2013

f/22.0

1/30 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D700

lens – nikkor 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0

image size – 464 X 700

cactus

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Thurs 139


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy, beauty lie
beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

cactus flower
waimea canyon, kaua’i
april 19, 2010

f/22.0

1/40 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

bugenvilija

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Monday006


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy, beauty lie
beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

bugenvilija
princeville, kaua’i
april 11, 2011

f/5.6

1/80 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D700

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

starfish

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Mon  002


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy, beauty lie
beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

star flower
north-west, kaua’i
april 16, 2010

f/5.6

1/500 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

coffee

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Friday030


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy, beauty lie
beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

coffee plant and flower
south kaua’i
april 15, 2011

f/4.8

1/800 s

iso 200

camera – nikon D700

lens – nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

paradise

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Sat 020

bird of paradise
north-east, kaua’i
april 21, 2012

i never watched
the scattered fire of stars
or the sun’s far-trailing train
my heart’s one desire
and all in vain

f/22.0
1/60 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D700
lens – nikkor
18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

yellowhi

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Mon-15 031

yellow hibiscus
gardens, st. regis
priceville, kaua’i
april 15, 2013

i never watched
the scattered fire of stars
or the sun’s far-trailing train
my heart’s one desire
and all in vain

f/9.0
1/160 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – nikkor
18.00-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

white

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Mon  022

shot: cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

i never watched
the scattered fire of stars
or the sun’s far-trailing train
my heart’s one desire
and all in vain

f/6.3
1/160 s
iso 200
exposure mode – auto
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor AF-S 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6 G ED

image size – 1700X1004

pinkhi

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Mon-15 051

pink hibiscus
st. regis’ gardens
princeville, kaua’i
april 15, 2013

where
have all the young
girls gone
gone for husbans
everyone

f/7.1
1/200 s
iso 100
aperture priority
camera – nikon D800e
lens – nikkor
18.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

plumeria

May 13, 2013 kaua’i flowers

Friday001

plumeria tree
coffee plantation
south, kaua’i
april 14, 2009

where
have all the young
girls gone
gone for husbans
everyone

f/9.0
1/800 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor
17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – kaua’i flowers

pierino

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Thurs9  082


from the depth of despair
o lord
i call for your help

hear my cry
pay attention to my prayer

photo-essay – de profundis

pierino romani
cemetery
pesaro, le marche
august 09, 2012

f/5.6
1/320 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464X700

man

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  263


if you o lord
mark iniquities
lord who can stand
but with you is forgiveness

bless me father
for i have sinned

photo-essay – de profundis

strong silent type
cemetery
pesaro, le marche
august 12, 2012

f/5.3
1/320 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

priest

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  245


my soul waits for the lord
more than sentinels
wait for the dawn

did you still believe
when you breathed your last?

photo-essay – de profundis

young seminarian
cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

f/5.6
1/320 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

colorized

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  250


for i am bound
with fleshy bands
joy and beauty
lie beyond my scope

mirror, mirror on the wall
who . . .

photo-essay – de profundis

painted woman
cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

f/7.1
1/200 s
iso 200
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

woman

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  234


i would not care
to reach the moon
one round monotonous of change

is my daughter still beautiful?
are my grandchildren happy?

photo-essay – de profundis

someone’s mother
cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

f/5.0
1/100 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

shadow

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Friday17 022


i strain my heart
i stretch my hands
and catch at hope

but the cup you offer is empty

photo-essay – de profundis

abandoned country cemetery
piobbico, le marche
august 17, 2012

f/9.0
1/320 s
iso 200
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

altar

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Friday17 019


oh why is heaven built so far
oh why is earth set so remote?

is this altar no longer sacred?

photo-essay – de profundis

deconsecrated chapel
abandoned country cemetery
piobbico, le marche
august 17, 2012

f/5.0
1/100 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

pesaro

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Thurs9  081

walkway
cemetery
pesaro, le marche
august 09, 2012

praise the lord
all you servants
of the lord
who serve at night
in the house of the lord

f/10.0
1/400 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor
18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – de profundis

youngman

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  258

young man
cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

out of the depth
i cry to you o lord
o lord hear my prayer
let my cry
come unto thee

f/5.6
1/320 s
iso 400
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor
18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – de profundis

child

May 7, 2013 de profundis

Sunday12  236

child’s death pic
cemetery
north-west, le marche
august 12, 2012

i never watched
the scattered fire of stars
or the sun’s far-trailing train
my heart’s desire
and all in vain

f/6.3
1/160 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor
18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – de profundis

bee

May 5, 2013 pastoral

Sunday12  110

giant blue bee
la tavola marche
the sunflowers patch

piobbico, le marche
august 12, 2012

in the park
the lazy bees
are droning in the flowers
among the trees

f/5.6
1/1000 s
iso 400
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – pastoral

steeple

May 5, 2013 pastoral

Thurs9  080


light the candle, john
the daylight is almost gone
the birds have sung their last
the bells call all to mass

photo-essay – pastoral

church steeple
fiorenzula di focara, le marche
august 09, 2012

f/5.6
1/1600 s
iso 400
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700

palace

May 5, 2013 fav's le marche

Friday10  008

courtyard
palazzo ducale
museo civico

urbania, le marche
august 10, 2012

in a world where the kings
are employers
what can anyone expect
except to recollect
liaisons . . .

f/9.0
1/320 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – fav’s

beach

February 5, 2013 fav's le marche

Thurs9  062

umbrella rows
italians on vacation
the beach
pesaro, le marche
august 09, 2012

it was an itsy bitsy
teenie wennie yellow
polka dot bikini
that she wore
for the first time

f/7.1
1/800 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size – 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – fav’s

corn

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Thurs16 013

on the road
to tavola marche

piobbico, le marche
august 16, 2012

shucked and boiled
roasted in the husk
buttered and salted
it is ambrosia

f/20.0
1/10 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

rosa

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Thurs9  187

from earle-and-suzanne’s
looking south-west
plowed fields

isola di fano, le marche
august 09, 2012

fratte rosa’s skyline
traces the horizon
church steeple
punctures the blue

f/8.0
1/250 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

tractor

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Thurs9  132

farmer and tractor
in the fading sun
across the valley
isola di fano, le marche
august 09, 2012

je ne cherche pas,
je trouve
the blue period

f/5.6
1/500 s
iso 280
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 70.0-200.0 mm f/1:2.8
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

bales

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Sunday5  169

hay bales turned
like cigarettes
piobbico, le marche
august 05, 2012

when the world lies green
beneath a brilliant sky
we find never-ending miles
of new-mown hay

f/22.0
1/60 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 12-24 mm f/4.0
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

hills

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Sunday5  024

from hilltop
looking north-west
oak covered hills

isola di fano, le marche
august 05, 2012

for i would ride
upon the wind
dance
upon the mountains
like a flame

f/5.6
1/500 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D700
lens – nikkor 18-300 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

farm

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Sunday5  007

from the road
looking across valley
looking north-east

isola di fano, le marche
august 05, 2012

behind the cypress
and ancient oaks
sleeps la casetta

f/5.6
1/500 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D700
lens – nikkor 18-300 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

night

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Monday6  101

from hilltop
across from
earle-and-suzanne’s

isola di fano, le marche
august 06, 2012

the sky grew darker
painted blue on blue
one stroke at a time
into deeper and deeper
shades of night

f/4.0
1/125 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 12.0-24.0 f/4.0
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

soil

February 4, 2013 pastoral

Friday17 001

down the road
from the agriturismo –
la tavola marche

piobbico, le marche
august 17, 2012

in my mind’s eye
i see the tractor
used to till these fields
i see the plow
it once pulled

f/22.0
1/30 s
iso 200
aperture priority
camera – nikon D700
lens – nikkor 12-24 mm f/4.0
image size 1700 X 841

photo-essay – pastoral

tomatoes

January 29, 2013 fav's le marche

Tues14  025a

geraniums and
plumb tomatoes
from kitchen window

piobbico, le marche
august 14, 2012

red is the color
of my true love’s hair
in the morning when we rise

f/5.6
1/160 s
iso 800
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 1005

photo-essay – fav’s

guns

January 29, 2013 fav's le marche

Sunday12  201b

patriot guns
ecclesiastical museum
giuseppe garibaldi

sant’angelo in vado
august 12, 2012

i’ll tie back my hair
men’s clothing i’ll put on
i’ll pass as your comrad
as we march along

f/4.0
1/60 s
iso 6400
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300 mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 1005

photo-essay – fav’s

angles

January 29, 2013 fav's le marche

Mon13 051c

cathedral doors
paolo annibali
la porta del giubileo

jesi, le marche
august 13, 2012

there’ll be no strings
to bind your hands

f/5.6
1/500 s
iso 320
aperture priority
camera – nikon D90
lens – nikkor 18-300mm f/1:3.5-5.6
image size 1700 X 1004

photo-essay – fav’s

cross

January 28, 2013 fav's le marche

Wed15   041a


a bauhaus cross
on a stone wall
on a romanesque
country church

photo-essay – fav’s – le marche

wooden cross
romanesque church
cagli, le marche
august 15, 2012

f/5.6
1/125 s
iso 360
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 510 X 700

bellezza

January 28, 2013 fav's le marche

Thurs9  012c


o morning star
o queen of angels
o virgin of virgins
tu sei bellezza

 

photo-essay -fav’s -le marche

 

poster
marcia francescana
pesaro, le marche
august 09, 2012

f/5.0
1/60 s
iso 800
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18-300 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size 489 X 670

window

January 28, 2013 fav's le marche

Sunday12  041b


if i had wings
i’d fly to heaven
and look down
on the mountains
and find
the butterflies

photo-essay – fav’s – le marche

hillside
la tavola marche
piobbico
august 12, 2012

f/10.0
1/200 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens-nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size 474 X 650

bologna

January 28, 2013 fav's le marche

Sat18 015a


in bologna
the sacred
and the profane
share a corner

photo-essay – fav’s

gargoyle
madonna and child
bologna, e-romagna
august 18, 2012

f/5.0
1/100 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size 510 X 700

primavera

January 28, 2013 fav's le marche

Friday10  013c


in our beach-chairs
in the fading light
we dream a thousand springs

photo-essay – fav’s – le marche

banner – primavera
palace museum
urbania, le marche
august 10, 2012

f/5.6
1/125 s
iso 400
aperture priority

camera – nikon D90

lens – nikkor 18.0-300.0 mm f/1:3.5-5.6

image size – 464 X 700