Blog: Words and images

Robin and berries

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

I seldom photograph American Robins because they are too easy to photograph. That statement may sound like a contradiction, but it’s fact. 

Robins are very common most of the year in my area so finding one isn’t difficult. They also aren’t as skittish as many other birds so they don’t fly off when I approach with my camera. It isn’t a challenge to get a photo of a robin, so I often ignore them. …

Market scene

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

It’s amazing how one everyday object in a photo can tie a street scene to a specific location.

Take this photo, for example. It would be an interesting street scene photograph without the red phone booths. With them, the scene becomes London.

The red phone booths (or boxes, as Englanders call them) are iconic symbols of the United Kingdom and are found throughout England. …

Tiger in water

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

This is a photo of a tiger that knows its daily schedule.

The tiger, a resident of the Philadelphia Zoo, was standing in deep water on a very hot day in Philly. But it kept its eyes on lions that were walking on an elevated trail over the tiger’s habitat.

I assumed that the sight of lions nearby had the tiger on alert, but a zoo employee nearby had the accurate explanation. …

Cubs’ blue

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another photo of the week and the story behind the image.

Wrigley Field, the second-oldest major league baseball park, is the home of the Chicago Cubs, major league baseball’s least successful team. Wrigley was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park, home of the Chicago Whales of the Federal League, but became home to the National League’s Cubs in 2016 and was renamed Wrigley Field in 1927.

The Cubs have played in Wrigley (and Weeghman) for a hundred years, but have never won a World Series in that time. …

Capturing the Cubed Curve

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I like public art. The sculptures that dot sidewalks and parks in many major cities can provide interesting viewing and, in many cases, attractive photographs.

My featured gallery for June includes photos of Cubed Curve, a sculpture that sits outside the Time-Life Building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street in New York City. The sculpture, by New York-born artist William Crovello, was commissioned by the Association for a Better New York and installed in 1972.