3018 – One Way Or Another

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Jan 222015
 

I lied. Here’s one more image from my walk in Villach. When I left the car and walked down to the river, I came along a heap of garbage in front of a shop, neatly piled up around a light post. I couldn’t get a proper angle at it and so I didn’t take the image.

When later I walked back to the car, coming from the other side and on the other side of the street, I saw the garbage again, this time at the end of an oblique line across the street. Two diverging lines, one leading into garbage, the other into an uncertain future. Maybe there’s an allegory buried somewhere 🙂

The Song of the Day is “One Way Or Another” by Blondie. Songs from my youth. Oh how I love them! 😀

Hear it on YouTube.

Mar 042008
 

Two images, not more, and still it’s almost impossible to choose. Two images that have nothing in common but their similarity. Two images of today, one of lush beauty, one of striking banality. What’s your choice?

The flowers were shot through the window of a flower shop. Sigma 70/2.8 at f2.8, 1/100s and ISO 800. The same lens was use in the Image of the Day, f2.8, 1/125s and ISO 200.

The Song of the Day is “Very Very Simple” from the 1984 Carla Bley album “I Hate to Sing“. Hear a very minimalistic live version performed by Carla and Steve on YouTube.

When you look at the reviews on Amazon, you see that few people seem to like this album. I have no idea why 🙂

Oct 222007
 

We had Mísia yesterday, we have Mariza today: “Passion is not a straight line”, a line straight from “Fado Curvo“, the song that gave title to Mariza’s 2003 album. I love her music. It is so incredibly powerful and passionate, that for her I make an exception to the rule: Most of her albums are copy protected, at least in Europe. Normally I shun those non-CDs, and it is only for some very great music, that I betray my principles. This is very great music.

Luckily enough I was able to rip all of her CDs so far (when I’m using Linux, many copy protection methods are not so effective at all), but as I’ve seen that Amazon sells the album in DRM-free MP3 format, I may be tempted to buy the downloads in the future. I mean, I love having the plastic standing around on my shelves, but when this plastic is nothing but useless on the devices where I hear music (it won’t play on my portable CD player, and that was not a cheap one, and of course it won’t play in the car), then I probably can live as well without the plastic.

The image? Oh, a roller shutter with some graffiti (Ted?), shot straight with the Nikon 18-200 and tickled in Capture NX until it would bend 🙂