Friday, February 26, 2010

D-lightful

I took this photo at the Museum of Civilization. I was drawn by the patterns, the repetitions, and the 'play' of the letter "D".

[ f/10, 1/8, 85mm, ISO 200 ]


the ceiling like an eye
sight from light

to gaze upon
the columns of might

in pattern
and in rhythym
take delight

for here i c
no -
make that i D

multiple personality...

but then,
we're all made up of different people,
aren't we?

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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Sanctuary

I came across this inspiring tree on the grounds of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. It was photographed on a warmish winter day in February.

[ f/10, 1/320, 16mm, ISO 200 ]


I think of a sanctuary as a holy place;
a consecrated place where I can feel the presence of all creation;
where sacred objects and sacred thoughts are kept.

Beneath this tree I feel my being held
my breath complemented by all that breathe
my soul engulfed by loving hands
my mind fulfilled by thoughts of eternity

I stand
sheltered from danger or hardship
a canopy of strength to annoint my head
and banish from me
any fears
or wants
or foolish dreams

I stand nurtured
among these asylum boughs
strengthened in their resolve
to extend their refuge
far beyond the horizon

Is it any wonder
that as we wander
wherever trees such as these exist

we stop
and feel their comfort
compelled to share the knowledge they extend
beyond the reach of their branches
and into each of our being
breath
by branch
by breath

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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Old Red Truck

The Distillery District in Toronto is one of my favorite places to shoot. This old truck has been a subject a number of times, especially as it gets moved around from time to time to a different location within the district.

[ f/8, 1/100, 35mm, ISO 200 ]
Old Red Truck


Even in this state, you can feel the pride this grand old truck retains. It's classic beauty complementing the glory that once adorned the building it's parked in front of.

You can close your eyes for a moment and see the joy with which the young driver pulls up to the brewery doors, takes on a load of fresh ale, and then makes its rounds to the pubs and restaurants filled with eager patrons.

While the men load barrels on the back, you can see the driver pull out a handkerchief and polish a spot off the front fender. He smiles as he sees himself reflected in the polished steel. With a honk of the horn, he turns to the road, carefree and happy with a job he loves and the countless dreams that accompany him along his route.

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