Week 40 - Covering my stomach, I approached the installation. It was my face that I covered when I realized the silent apparitions were not abstracted sheets of fabric but body bags, each tagged with the name of a tribe or nation. The tears were swift and sudden. Bonnie Devine’s “Manitoba” had touched me before the description had been read. Later, reading that it was not an old cruelty but a fresh offence that was being evoked further saddened me, giving my gut an extra twist.
Week 51 - This venerable door in the masonry's shadow with its ornate knocker and aged crimson wash brought "Bah!
Week 50 - Arguably the bravest effort of American sacrifice during my short life. United Airlines Flight 93 and it's forty passengers goes down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On this sunny, yet somewhat appropriately chilly afternoon, the lighting provided a beautiful contrast on the Wall of Honor, emphasizing the concept of individuals acting together to become something exponentially more significant.
Week 45 - Joyce Kilmer’s 1913 supposition, equating the verbal to the arboreal, taken at face value would render this vista as an entire famous fall anthology. It is four images composited together from an exceedingly fine autumn afternoon at White Clay State Park in Delaware.
Week 15 - The entire area has been dry for some time now so even hints of rain are well received. The skies had stormy potential practically all day – clouding over then breaking for blue and sun. Showers were minimal and scattered. What should have been strictly an indoor shoot had exterior components added due to the drama of the cumulonimbus and the power of the sun. Nature is more than a backdrop in this instance. Rachel and the firmament vied for camera time with brilliant performances.
Week 52 - For years now I've been trying to capture the perfect sunrise morning for Becky*s birthday. This morning was par for the course in clouds and heavy rain but I started out along the southern coast anyway. There was a definite area of rouge on the horizon that broke out into the image you see here while still raining. There were a few brief moments of dryness after this then a true deluge begun.