Archive for October, 2008

The Sinister Snowman

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The brief sunshine through the freezing cold today reminded me of one of my favourite poems by Wallace Stevens:

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It snowed today. Actually it really snowed today. It snows occasionally around here during winter, but not until around December or January. I think there was a wee little man that enjoyed the early snow even more than I did…

Abstract Crete

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

It’s kinda hard to look beyond the sun-lounger beaches, terminally half-complete villas and sleepy tavernas of the Greek island of Crete for photographic inspiration. After a few days of wondering if I would take any photographs while on the island, I dropped any preconceived ideas and just enjoyed the little details…

Samaria Gorge

Friday, October 24th, 2008

What’s your perfect walk? Downhill all the way? Natural spring water breaks every mile? Hot sunshine? Little stone sculptures lining the trails. A cold beer and a dip in the sea followed by a brisk, coast-hugging ferry journey back to the car? You would probably like the Samaria gorge walk then.

Ok, let’s pretend…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Two handsome Norwegian dudes…

Hello Sunshine

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I was playing with that wonderful overexposed style on these shots – the eternal optimism look. These two folks walked off into the bright sunset to have better than average careers, several attractive children and lived very happily ever after.

Standing in the shower… thinking…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Try getting your nine year old buddy to stay still under a cold outdoor shower, open his eyes for the camera, oh, and hold his breath all the while…

Lost Cat

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I stopped on a meditative wander around the midday sleepy backstreets of a Cretan village to take a few shots of the cats living wild on the edge of a building site and noticed I wasn’t the only observant one…


Friday, October 10th, 2008

Sorry Heather, not the most flattering angle, but fun…