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Sunday, January, 8, 2006



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These Winter Blues

Last night I was sent a grand, inspiring gift by my friend *Chris. It was a listing of over 100 photos of mine that have been listed among the 500 photographs chosen each day for the Flickr Explore page.

As elated I was to see that my photos were getting play, I was at a loss as to how I might take advantage of this trove.

Stumped, I decided to go for a quick five-mile run in the hills of Montclair. It was a cool 55 outside and I was compelled to take advantage of the fair weather. I had been cooped up for far too long inside and I desperately needed to get some exercise.

Admittedly, I shamelessly confess and proudly profess that I recoil whenever the mercury falls below freezing point. Iím a California boy born-and-bred, through-and-through, and even after almost 14 years here on the East Coast Iíve yet to get used to These Winter Blues.

Anyway, nonetheless and allthemore, I am blessed with the optimism instilled by an idyllic childhood and the perfect climate of Northern California, and I so am compelled to make the most from what we are given.

Subsequently, I was reminded on my run how easily a bit of fresh air and sunshine can stimulate the senses, oneís imagination and oneís mind. For this is when I realized that *Chrisís gift would become my next photo set, The Flickr 500.*

Most importantly, I was reminded of how grateful I am to have friends like Chris during months like this, friends who are graceful enough to cheer up oneís day and send a sign indicating that in some small way or another oneís diligence and meticulous application might be worthwhile after all.

* *Chris also has over 100 photos list in The Flickr 500. Check them out!

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To see this retrospective collage in full size format (without the annoying hyperlink frames...) click HERE and press F11 on your keyboard. You can also click on any of the links that follow to see photos individually.

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1.Swinging at The Poconos 136, 2. I'm in Awe of You, 3. A View Outside My Window Somewhere in Jersey 081, 4. Are You Ready for the World Cup?, 5. Getting Ready for the World Cup, 6. Scott Shoots 3, 7. Adventure to the Staten Island Ferry 170, 8. blue wonderland, 9. Fall Nights in NYC 124, 10. Another Night in Manhattan 056, 11. A Magnificent New York Night 7, 12. NYC! 0044, 13. Poconos 053, 14. Eagle Rock 0031, 15. the street lights of glenridge, 16. Another Day in New York 0099, 17. oh, if i had my way!, 18. Sky Scraping, 19. Bryant Park, One November Night 07, 20. The Blue Light Special on 23rd Street, 21. Bryant Park, One November Night 21, 22. Bryant Park, One November Night 02, 23. Bryant Park 010, 24. blueempire, 25. On the M60 at Midnight, 26. Poconos 122, 27. Poconos 083, 28. Flying The Muscle Bird (The Feeling He Feels While Driving His 1969 Indigo Blue Pontiac Firebrid Through the City), 29. bluestar007, 30. Blue Diamond Door


To see photos sets showcasing color please see the following:

The Pleasure of Piebald
Monochromology
Think Pink
Red Hot
Vert
Yellow Fever
Bleu on Blue
Vive LíOrange!
The Colors of a Playground
A Florabundance of Colourv The Falling Leaves
Hobo Dreams
The Beauty of Hematite
It's A Crazy Cut-Out World



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