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An Overcast Day in New York Harbor

Posted in Aesthetic Realism, Beauty, Boats, Bridges, Landscape, Lighthouse, New York, Photography, Rivers, Wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by maine1nyc

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On a recent day-trip with the Audubon Water Taxi in NY I had the opportunity to see some of NY Harbor that I hadn’t seen. Unfortunately the weather was more overcast than I would have hoped for, however it did make for a kind beauty all the same. Along with a sense of mystery, there was a stillness that went hand in hand with a slow kind of motion that was very taking. I hope I captured some of that feeling in these photos. Also there were the local residents, one of which greeted us, which you don’t often get a glimpse of. I was reminded of a maxim by Eli Siegel from his book “Damned Welcome“, that encouraged me as I looked about. “If anything can please you, don’t narrow the field.”

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Happy New Year!—Sunset on the East River

Posted in Art, Beauty, Boats, Landscape, New York, Photography, Rivers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by maine1nyc

Here we are on the East River in NYC anticipating a beautiful sunset. And the Sun doesn’t disappoint. I am reminded that it’s the same world that gives us beautiful sunsets and horrific storms. These, I learned from Aesthetic Realism, are dramatic opposites. This area looks different since the storm but a sunset like this keeps it in perspective.

“Hope on the Horizon”

Posted in Aesthetic Realism, Landscape, New York, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by maine1nyc

This shot was taken at sunset overlooking the East River toward two of New York’s great bridges, the Manhattan and the Brooklyn and beyond. I am happy to have learned from the education of Aesthetic Realism founded by Eli Siegel, that as two people marry, as they look into each other’s eyes and take their vows, that for a marriage to go well, they need to use each other to see meaning in the world and in other people. I believe this photo represents this most important hope.

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