Saturday, August 29, 2009

Even though . . .

"Smile, though your heart is aching;
Smile, even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile, and maybe tomorrow,
You'll see the sun come shining through for you."

Smile recorded by Nat King Cole (1954)
Music by Charlie Chaplin, from film "Modern Times" (1936)
Lyrics by John Turner/Geoffrey Parsons

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Massachusetts Requiem

"And the lights all went down in Massachusetts
And Massachusetts is one place I have seen.
I will remember Massachusetts..."
(Massachusetts - BGs, 1967)

Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009
(Three perspectives, from Photographers - in this space, at The Online Photographer and at The Landscapist)

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Night Photography (in five words or less)

"I faked a little Chopin . . ."
(Chopin's Prelude Op. 28: No. 4
- From the 1970 film "Five Easy Pieces")

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fiery Nocturne

Photograph by David Yu

Today, in the "City Exposed" (Style Section/Back Page) feature of the San Francisco Chronicle - with their new color printing capabilities - we saw this image, emblazoned on the page. Chron Staffer Mike Kepka writes about Poi artist Isa Isaacs and Photographer David Yu's recent project: Photographing the fire spinning performance in front of various San Francisco Landmarks.

FYI - the story is available online with audio (imagine that!) here.

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

("I think I've gotten three second-degree burns . . . in nine years of spinning." - from audio clip)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Night Photography (in five words or less)

"Fly me to the moon . . . "
(Nat King Cole)

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Night Photography in San Francisco - A Teachable Moment

Looking for a few more people to round out the 3-night Workshop I'm doing for RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. Starts THIS THURSDAY, August 6 and continues on the 13th and 20th. You can call RayKo at 415.495.3773 for more information, and to register. SOMA locations include Yerba Buena Gardens (normally "off-limits" to Night Photographers, their tripods, and myriad flashlights after dark), and along the Embarcadero.

(From the desk of The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man; for The [not so] Daily Nocturne)
Night Photography (in five words or less)

"The wild and windy night . . ."
The Beatles (clip where Paul turns 'here' into a four-syllable word)

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne