Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

April 28, 2011

Woods Awaken


The woods are (finally) awakening.  Flora, fauna and color emerge.  The time for walking in the hills has returned.

April 25, 2011

Rural Encounters

Filed under: Awareness,Northeastern Pennsylvania,Photography,Places,Seeing — Tags: , , — Frank Burnside @ 8:51 pm

On the way to Ginther

Last Sunday’s ride continued along more conventional lines after our encounter with the roadside phenomenon of “Is it junk, or is it art?”  (The answer being, “Yes.” and if you missed it, here is a direct link.)  Still, it is strange country down there.  You don’t see many outdoor movie theaters that you can just drive into and pretend you’re just in time for the show, nor industrial buildings about a half mile long in the middle of nowhere.

I don’t know how we keep finding this stuff, but I’m glad we do!

By the way, I’m experimenting a bit.  My camera has a built-in GPS, which I regard as an unnecessary frill.  In my program that I use for cataloging my images, you can see the latitude and longitude of where you were when you took the picture.  If you click on it, it takes you to Google Maps and points to where you were standing with a little green arrow.  I made the “title picture” on the left a link to that map, so if you click on it, you can see where I was.  (You will have to slide the map up a ways to see the arrow.)  I was shooting towards the south, and if you zoom in, you can see the shadow of the church that’s down the road.  Amazing!

April 24, 2011

A Most Unusual Encounter

Filed under: Awareness,Northeastern Pennsylvania,Photography,Places,Seeing — Tags: , , , — Frank Burnside @ 11:46 pm

A few miles south of Hazleton, on Route 93, there is what appears to be a pile of junk on the side of the road.  I slowed the car and pulled off, knowing that my associate on these photo-safaris thrives on the, well, unusual, or the hyper-usual.

As it turned out, this may be the oddest stop we have made on our forays in some time.  After a few minutes, it became clear that this is definitely junk, and just as definitely art.  Clearly it is not random, as it is evident that much work has been involved in the presentation.  Beyond that, I know nothing about it, save for its rich material for a rather outré encounter with the surreal.

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