The open road

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Here we are at the beginning of a new year.  The time of year when plans are conceived and resolutions are made.  We shake off the disappointments of last year and dream of possibilities.

Like a traveler on the eve of a trip, we are full of anticipation.  Our senses are heightened.  We see, hear, smell, touch and taste with childlike intensity.

It is the time of year when courage visits us, kicks the chair from under us and propels us to explore new realms.  Listen to her and travel the open road.

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”           – Rainer Maria Rilke

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The Hudson River

One afternoon in late November, I received my “new” used Pentax K1000 in the mail.  It didn’t come with a manual so I had to look up the instructions.  It took me about thirty minutes just to load the film.  Determined not to miss the last minutes of light, I walked down to the river and took these pictures.

The weather was crisp.  The sun was setting.  It was a perfect autumn evening caught on film.