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Monday, 9 October 2017

12-gauge rapture

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#16 | by paulu

Untitled [Eptesicus serotinus, last flight before winter sleep]: photo by Paolo Guerra, 2 October 2017

#16 | by paulu

Untitled [Eptesicus serotinus, last flight before winter sleep]: photo by Paolo Guerra, 2 October 2017

#16 | by paulu

Untitled [Eptesicus serotinus, last flight before winter sleep]: photo by Paolo Guerra, 2 October 2017
bat in autumn (on a night of fires)

Choked by the rapture 
as if damp cloth 
pressed over face

while breathless dancing 
white ash sprites
lit up the smoke flying off

One of the rusted barbed
wire knots took flight
into the deep black night sky


#16 Brussels, Belgium | by Alison Adcock

#16 Brussels, Belgium: photo by Alison Adcock, 7 October 2017

#16 Brussels, Belgium | by Alison Adcock

#16 Brussels, Belgium: photo by Alison Adcock, 7 October 2017

#16 Brussels, Belgium | by Alison Adcock

#16 Brussels, Belgium: photo by Alison Adcock, 7 October 2017

© Spiros Soueref, Trinidad, Cuba 2016 www.theworldthroughaphotograph.com | by Spiros Soueref

 Trinidad, Cuba | 2016: photo by Spiros Soueref, 14 December 2016

#13 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

#13 Dhaka | 2017: photo by Sohail Bin Mohammad, 18 August 2017

Where there's smoke... and then the rest of the cliché | by susan catherine

Where there's smoke... and then the rest of the clic [Burbank]: photo by susan catherine, 8 October 2017

Untitled | by ashnolo

Untitled: photo by ashnolo, 4 September 2017

Untitled | by ashnolo

Untitled: photo by ashnolo, 4 September 2017

Untitled | by ashnolo
 
Untitled: photo by ashnolo, 4 September 2017


 [Untitled]: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017

[Untitled]: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Coffey Park, #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Fountaingrove homes burn in #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Fountaingrove burns #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Historic Round Barn burns in #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Coffey Park, #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Coffey Park area of #SantaRosa #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


#TubbsFire burns homes in exclusive Fountaingrove neighborhood @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


#TubbsFire #SantaRosa fountaingrove structures lost. @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


 Fountaingrove area of #SantaRosa hundreds of homes lost, if not thousands. #TubbsFire @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE @SantaRosaFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


 Arby's burns in north #SantaRosa #TubbsFire: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


#SantaRosa disaster. Hopper Ave @NorthBayNews: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017


Home burns, Glen Ellen Sonoma county @NorthBayNews @CAL_FIRE #Firestorm: image via Kent Porter @kentphotos, 9 October 2017

Los Angeles | 2016 | by Rinzi Ruiz [street zen]

Los Angeles | 2016: photo by Rinzi Ruiz, 12 January 2016

Los Angeles | 2016 | by Rinzi Ruiz [street zen]

Los Angeles | 2016: photo by Rinzi Ruiz, 12 January 2016

Los Angeles | 2016 | by Rinzi Ruiz [street zen]

 Los Angeles | 2016: photo by Rinzi Ruiz, 12 January 2016

Ferris wheel | by minoru karamatsu(柄松 稔)

Ferris wheel [Kobe, Japan]: photo by minoru karamatsu, 26 September 2017

Ferris wheel | by minoru karamatsu(柄松 稔)

Ferris wheel [Kobe, Japan]: photo by minoru karamatsu, 26 September 2017

Ferris wheel | by minoru karamatsu(柄松 稔)

Ferris wheel [Kobe, Japan]: photo by minoru karamatsu, 26 September 2017

Night Storm | by Sandra Herber

Night Storm [Oklahoma or Texas panhandle]: photo by Sandra Herber, 16 May 2017

File:LightningOverMiramareDiRiminiItaly.jpg

Lightning strike to sea over Miramare di Rimini, Italy: photo by Magica, 2005


Late afternoon in the beach | by Giacomo Vesprini

Late afternoon in the beach: photo by Giacomo Vesprini, 20 September 2017

Late afternoon in the beach | by Giacomo Vesprini

Late afternoon in the beach: photo by Giacomo Vesprini, 20 September 2017

Late afternoon in the beach | by Giacomo Vesprini

Late afternoon in the beach: photo by Giacomo Vesprini, 20 September 2017
 
Untitled | by aliiosse

Untitled [Batu, Indonesia]: photo by Aliioss E, 1 September 2017

Untitled | by aliiosse

Untitled [Batu, Indonesia]: photo by Aliioss E, 1 September 2017

Untitled | by aliiosse

Untitled [Batu, Indonesia]: photo by Aliioss E, 1 September 2017

DSC05245 | by noppadol.maitreechit

DSC05245 [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 1 September 2017

DSC05245 | by noppadol.maitreechit

DSC05245 [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 1 September 2017

DSC05245 | by noppadol.maitreechit

DSC05245 [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 1 September 2017

Night disposal | by mariuszs2

Night disposal [Hobart]: photo by Mariusz S, 10 July 2017

Night disposal | by mariuszs2

Night disposal [Hobart]: photo by Mariusz S, 10 July 2017

Night disposal | by mariuszs2

Night disposal [Hobart]: photo by Mariusz S, 10 July 2017

Foggy night in Toledo | by Robert Saucier

Foggy night in Toledo: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 August 2017

Foggy night in Toledo | by Robert Saucier

Foggy night in Toledo: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 August 2017

Foggy night in Toledo | by Robert Saucier

Foggy night in Toledo: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 August 2017

From cell phone. | by noppadol.maitreechit

From cell phone [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 30 August 2017

From cell phone. | by noppadol.maitreechit

From cell phone [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 30 August 2017

From cell phone. | by noppadol.maitreechit

From cell phone [Chumphon, Thailand]: photo by noppadol maitreechit, 30 August 2017

. | by ngravity

Untitled [Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 19 September 2012

. | by ngravity

Untitled [Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 19 September 2012

. | by ngravity

Untitled [Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 19 September 2012

Untitled | by el zopilote

West Mesa, Albuquerque, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, September 2017


Untitled | by el zopilote

West Mesa, Albuquerque, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, September 2017


Untitled | by el zopilote

West Mesa, Albuquerque, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, September 2017


Untitled | by Missy Prince

Moss Point, Mississippi
: photo by Missy Prince, 2 February 2017


Untitled | by el zopilote

Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, July 2017


Untitled | by el zopilote

Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, July 2017


Untitled | by el zopilote

Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico
: photo by Jorge Guadalupe Lizárraga, July 2017


Taos church, four stones | by ADMurr

Taos church, four stones
: photo by Andrew Murr, 6 October 2017


IMG_3800 | by selin1968

IMG_3800
: photo by selin1968, 1 August 2017


LA Harbor, derelict cabin cruiser | by ADMurr

LA Harbor, derelict cabin cruiser [San Pedro]
: photo by Andrew Murr, 7 October 2017


Lights left | by ADMurr

Lights left [Chinatown, LA]
: photo by Andrew Murr, 5 October 2017


Untitled | by patrickjoust

Untitled [Mid-Town Belvedere, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, August 2017

Untitled | by patrickjoust

Untitled [Parkside, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, September 2017

Portland | by austin granger

Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 25 September 2017

Louisiana, 2001 | by austin granger

Louisiana, 2011: photo by Austin Granger, 28 September 2017


Speaker, Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 5 February 2014


the day the Emperor came (Annpachi-cho, Gifu prefecture, Japan): photo by Stephen Cairns, 30 September 2012



searching for Sugimoto. Hiroshi Sugimoto has a fantastic series of images featuring the interiors of American theatres. The series is borne from a simple idea: what would happen if a camera were brought into a movie theatre and the shutter kept open for the length of the film. The answer is equally simple but brilliant. After two hours of entertainment nothing remains -- nothing but the light. This is a huge pachinko LED sign. Pachinko is a Japanese gambling pastime. I leave you to draw your own conclusions: photo by Stephen Cairns, 26 October 2013


Lurid | by efo

Lurid [Djupavik, Iceland]: photo by efo, 4 October 2017

Lurid | by efo

Lurid [Djupavik, Iceland]: photo by efo, 4 October 2017

Lurid | by efo

Lurid [Djupavik, Iceland]: photo by efo, 4 October 2017

The landscape | by Robert Ogilvie

The landscape. San Francisco CA.: photo by Robert Ogilvie, 6 October 2017

Wind kommt auf | by glasseyes view

Wind kommt auf. Itertal an Waldrand. [Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia]: photo by glasseyes view, 11 September 2017

Wind kommt auf | by glasseyes view

Wind kommt auf. Itertal an Waldrand. [Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia]: photo by glasseyes view, 11 September 2017

Wind kommt auf | by glasseyes view

Wind kommt auf. Itertal an Waldrand. [Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia]: photo by glasseyes view, 11 September 2017

Perspective d'avenir | by Robert Saucier

Perspective d'avenir [Adirondacks, NY state]: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 June 2009

Perspective d'avenir | by Robert Saucier

Perspective d'avenir [Adirondacks, NY state]: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 June 2009

Perspective d'avenir | by Robert Saucier

Perspective d'avenir [Adirondacks, NY state]: photo by Robert Saucier, 30 June 2009

Untitled | by Missy Prince

Gautier, Mississippi
: photo by Missy Prince, 12 March 2017


Militaria -Marina Peenemünde | by glasseyes view

Militaria - Marina Peenemünde. left behind - not back in the USSR. [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]: photo by glasseyes view, 16 September 2017

Militaria -Marina Peenemünde | by glasseyes view

Militaria - Marina Peenemünde. left behind - not back in the USSR. [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]: photo by glasseyes view, 16 September 2017

Militaria -Marina Peenemünde | by glasseyes view

Militaria - Marina Peenemünde. left behind - not back in the USSR. [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]: photo by glasseyes view, 16 September 2017

24/7 ER | by scottbrennan6

24/7 ER: photo by Scott Brennan, 7 October 2017

24/7 ER | by scottbrennan6

24/7 ER: photo by Scott Brennan, 7 October 2017

24/7 ER | by scottbrennan6

24/7 ER: photo by Scott Brennan, 7 October 2017

DSC_9078 | by ilanbenyehuda

DSC_9078: photo by ilan Ben yehuda, 28 September 2017

DSC_9078 | by ilanbenyehuda

DSC_9078: photo by ilan Ben yehuda, 28 September 2017

DSC_9078 | by ilanbenyehuda

DSC_9078: photo by ilan Ben yehuda, 28 September 2017

© Spiros Soueref, Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2017 www.instagram.com/spiros_soueref www.spirossoueref.com | by Spiros Soueref

Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2017: photo by Spiros Soueref, 20 August 2017

Sapa by night | by chrjs.0510
 
Sapa by night: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 6 August 2017

Sapa by night | by chrjs.0510

Sapa by night: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 6 August 2017

Sapa by night | by chrjs.0510

Sapa by night: photo by Chu Việt Hà, 6 August 2017

. | by Vratislav Indra Art and Photography

Untitled: photo by Vratislav Indra, 5 July 2017
angels of the street

Here with family | by ADMurr

Here with family [DTLA]
: photo by Andrew Murr, 8 October 2017


Street | Dhaka | 2017 | by Sohail Bin Mohammad

Street | Dhaka | 2017
: photo by Sohail Bin Mohammad, 23 February 2017

Lady in red | by Nico_Ferrara

Lady in red [London]
: photo by Nicola Ferrara, 6 October 2017

Lady in red | by Nico_Ferrara

Lady in red [London]
: photo by Nicola Ferrara, 6 October 2017

Lady in red | by Nico_Ferrara

Lady in red [London]
: photo by Nicola Ferrara, 6 October 2017

Photo | by JulianFMaster

Photo | via Instagram
: photo by Julian Master, 2 October 2017

227 | by ADMurr

227 [DTLA]
: photo by Andrew Murr, 8 October 2017


Lunch time | by juliehrudova

Lunch time
[Sicily]: photo by Julie Hrudova, 18 September 2017


"One in ten people can not read a newspaper but everyone can read a photograph.” —Eddie Adams: image via Eddie Adams Workshop @EAWorkshop, 6 October 2017


Second at Dryades | by d_horton

Second at Dryades
: photo by d_horton, 28 February 2017

Untitled | by ADMurr

Untitled [Taos]
: photo by Andrew Murr, 9 October 2017


Robert Service | by Rusy Singh

Robert Service [Houston]
: photo by Rusy Singh, 24 June 2017

Robert Service | by Rusy Singh

Robert Service [Houston]
: photo by Rusy Singh, 24 June 2017

Robert Service | by Rusy Singh

Robert Service [Houston]
: photo by Rusy Singh, 24 June 2017



Ah the clock is always slow It is later than you think. #RobertService: image via Sinetos Quotes @sinetosquotes, 13 February 2017

Untitled | by Kristin Van den Eede

Untitled [Tokyo]: photo by Kristin Van den Eede, 3 September 2017

Fuera cánones. | by mynikonismyfourtheye

Fuera cánones: photo by Chinaski., 10 April 2017

Fuera cánones. | by mynikonismyfourtheye

Fuera cánones: photo by Chinaski., 10 April 2017

Fuera cánones. | by mynikonismyfourtheye

Fuera cánones: photo by Chinaski., 10 April 2017

#09   IMG_2317 | by Spiros Loukopoulos

#09 IMG_2317 Surrealism: photo by Spiros Loukopoulos, 24 June 2017


shinjuku, tokyo: photo by wire_paladinSF, 10 April 2014



shinjuku, tokyo: photo by wire_paladinSF, 10 April 2014


• | by wire_paladinSF

shinjuku, tokyo: photo by wire_paladinSF, 10 April 2014


Untitled | by hanahanamegane17

Untitled [Tokyo]: photo by Kenta Nakamura 14 May 2016

Untitled | by hanahanamegane17

Untitled [Tokyo]: photo by Kenta Nakamura 14 May 2016

Untitled | by hanahanamegane17

Untitled [Tokyo]: photo by Kenta Nakamura 14 May 2016

. | by ngravity

Untitled [La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 31 May 2017

. | by ngravity

Untitled [La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 31 May 2017

. | by ngravity

Untitled [La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona]: photo by Dimitris Makrygiannakis, 31 May 2017

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled [Madrid]: photo by Gustavo Gomes, 13 July 2017

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled [Madrid]: photo by Gustavo Gomes, 13 July 2017

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled [Madrid]: photo by Gustavo Gomes, 13 July 2017

Untitled | by . STUART PATON .

Untitled [Milan]: photo by STUART PATON, 30 August 2017

Untitled | by . STUART PATON .

Untitled [Milan]: photo by STUART PATON, 30 August 2017

Untitled | by . STUART PATON .

Untitled [Milan]: photo by STUART PATON, 30 August 2017

@ Mahabalipuram | by Vijayaraj PS

@Mahabalipuram: photo by Vijayaraj PS, 17 August 2017

@ Mahabalipuram | by Vijayaraj PS

@Mahabalipuram: photo by Vijayaraj PS, 17 August 2017

@ Mahabalipuram | by Vijayaraj PS

@Mahabalipuram: photo by Vijayaraj PS, 17 August 2017

3 comments:

TC said...

Bob Dylan: Brownsville Girl (New Danville Girl), 1984

Tom Palmer said...

"Even the swap meets around here are getting pretty corrupt." That about sums it up! I had forgotten that good tune. Many thanks, for this and recent posts, Tom. After a long summer of fire and smoke here I hope the rains come fast to California.

TC said...

Thanks, Tom. And there are actually people who believe that line is "surrealism"!

Yow, the fire and smoke, too close for comfort, step out the door and well... actually hurts to breathe.

Many tiny sharp nails in the lungs made up of everything that was living to the north of here, now burnt turned into tangible visible particulate matter, floating everywhere in the air.

Can't recall whether you'd hit town yet at the time the Mt St Helens debris plume settled over the front range and deposited a fine particulate coating over everything. Went to get out bike in early morning unaware of the eruption, discovered a great mystery spill of ash upon the mechanism.

This, a bit like that, plus heavy foglike enveloping clouds of perfume-y smoke.

North wind dropt and shifted round to east for one day, today, due to shift back round to north and gusty in the night and again ongoing, nervous time, ground covered with tinder dry treefall litter of ancient giant sequoia sempervirens, which has seen a lot, yet not quite seen it all... or so it seems, these last few spooky climate breakdown seasons.

(Must be surrealism!)