Very Subtle Selfie

Can You See Me Now?

Store Window, Old Cairo, Egypt

I blend in quite well among the vintage Egyptian wares in a store front in Old Cairo. This challenge was a good use of a bad photo.

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K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Selfie

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

I spent last week in Arles, France at a photo retreat. Arles is a wonderful small town in Provence in the south of France.  Every year the City of Arles hosts a large photo exposition from late July to early September, with exhibitions scattered throughout the city. This small show was setup so the viewer was always a shadow in one of the projected images.

K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Selfie

Bulldog’s Selfie Challenge

My Only Selfie in Istanbul


When I was in Istanbul, I called a self-imposed selfie boycott. People with smart phone cameras, iPads, and selfie sticks were everywhere, even in the Topkapi Palace, so I refused to take any selfies. I gave in on my last day when I had tea in the lovely town of Anadolu Kavağı on the Bosphorus.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie – The Place You Go To Listen

The Place You Go to Listen

Is there a place you can go to hear the music created by the earth, the air, and the heavens. There is. But you must journey to the interior of Alaska and visit the Museum of the North at The University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Composer John Luther Adams collaborated with a group of scientists to create The Place You Go To Listen, a room where colors and harmonics change with the outside world. The Museum’s website says “This ever-changing musical ecosystem gives voice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic vibrations of the earth and the dance of the aurora borealis, in real time.”

Listening to Alaska

I visited The Place You Go To Listen in December. I did indeed listen. The colors were a mix of pink and purple. It was an almost hypnotic experience that drew me back for a second visit. The second time I went in, the quiet bells of aurora activity grew louder as the sun set outside.

Check out this article from The New Yorker which includes the writer’s experience in the installation as well as an interview with the composer. Letter from Alaska: Song of the Earth.

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