Monday, January 07, 2008


Rock Tree 05, originally uploaded by Chambo25.

The last few days I've been holed up in my room, trying to get over a cold/flu/general nose-running throat-aching crappiness. Welcome to 2008, right? Anyway, it's funny how when you spend so much time in or close to bed the world seems to streak on past you. Nothing stops because your head is clogged up and you sleep until noon. Perhaps, however, this is a reassuring thought more than anything else. Who would want for things to screech to a halt because they felt crappy?

Ok, enough about that. Moving on, the photo above is one I took in NYC last week while I was breezing through with Joseph, Michael and Satako. The colors are from Christmas lights on the tree at Rockefeller Center. I took a whole series, and I am planning to post a bunch, but of the ones I've pulled through photoshop and up into the internets this is my favorite so far. I like the short uptick before the streak to the left. I like it a lot. Most of the others have a more elegant curvature to the movement of the light streaks, but this one has such an fascinatingly linear shape. As I've looked at this pictures and the others I snapped like it, I've come to enjoy an almost textural element that I think is produced by the varying density of lights in different areas of the image. There's something ghostly there. Anyway, this is a photo I was particularly excited to get up onto the blog.

As I continue to hydrate, rest, and try to make my way back to the land of the living, I hope that you are having a great week, and look forward to getting into such shape that I'll be getting a little more fresh air and sunlight soon!

Until then, at least I've got a ton of interesting photos backlogged for editing and upload!


++ John

1 comment:

Stamford Talk said...

Cool pic! I thought it was a computer screen at first. It looks very Atari-ish. It would be fun to have say, 9 panels of different light/computerish pictures of different shapes. People would pay money for that modern art, esp. in this area!
I caught a terrible cold over break too... a good excuse to watch a lot of Lost episodes.