Tuesday, March 30, 2010

K is for Kissing

Kissing was a favorite pose encouraged by media photographers of service personnel during the war, but Alfred Eisenstaedt was photographing a spontaneous event that occurred in Times Square as the announcement of the end of the war was made by President Truman. Eisenstaedt never got the names of the people in the photograph he took on August 14, 1945. Since the photo has become famous, 11 men have claimed to be the kisser, and 3 women claimed to be the nurse.
This life-size sculpture by artist J. Seward Johnson was part of an exhibit in downtown Dayton last summer.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Weekend Reflections

The Dayton Art Institute.... 91 years of collecting, interpreting, and celebrating visual art. (1919-2010)

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Skywatch

A half and half sky...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jet

Early morning flight
In the air

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend Reflections

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Skywatch

Sunset....the sun just slipping below the horizon....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ICE

This pineapple ice sculpture was part of an display set up in the park in the little town of Loudenville. Luckily, the temperature was below freezing this day.
It was interesting to watch this man carve with a chain saw.
Flower....
Swan and Heart...
Fish...
My favorite was the pineapple. More ABC on the sidebar....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shadow Shot

All the shadows are inside the barn.
Bales of straw...
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Reflections in Downtown Dayton



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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Skywatch

Low sunlight casts a golden glow on the trees In Hueston Woods Park, while the geese are trying to form a vee. When I zoomed in for a close up, I could see the sun also lit up their feathers.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Harding Home

Born in Ohio, Warren G. Harding was the 29th president of the U.S., serving from 1921 until his death from a heart attack in 1923. Harding conducted his "front porch campaign" from this home in Marion, OH. It was the first campaign to be heavily covered by the press, and to use the power of Hollywood and Broadway stars such as Al Johnson, Lillian Russell, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford who traveled to Marion.

Columns of white marble on the sides of a circular wall surround a raised courtyard holding the tombs of Harding and his wife.
The Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend Reflections

The Drawing Wall, work of glass artist Dale Chihuly, is reflected in the highly polished floor of the Columbus Museum of Art.
Another view of The Drawing Wall, with a smoky and gilded chandelier on the left. Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Skywatch

Sunrise over the cornfield stubble...
Waiting for spring...
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gold

Golden sunshine lights up the bridge truss and the hill behind.

This shot was taken during the day before sunset....
What a difference the sun makes in that magic hour....
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Now and Then

This split rail fence is a stark image against the snowy field...
The same fence in late autumn with the cornfield behind it.
another view...