I haven't been out taking night shots in a while. The nice cool temps tonight and just a burning need to get out da house convinced me to pack up the tripod and cameras and go hunt for something local to shoot.
Above is Wakefield Cement. I love Wakefield Cement. Love. Love. Love. It has that corroded, blasted out, "Road Warrior" look I adore. I mean really, looking at this hulking structure, I half-expect the Lord Humongous to come walking out with his hockey mask and bullhorn bellowing that I hand over "da gazzoline." They have so much light on this baby now I could do a hand-held shot at ISO 1600, f4.0, and 1/15th of a second on the shutter.
Below is the Wakefield Gazebo on the lake. This is a 30 second exposure tripod shot using the LensBaby Composer and the f5.6 ring. There was lots of traffic tonight which made a nice "Streets of Fire" look along the base of the image.
“I know that the prophetic vision is not popular today in some spiritual circles, but our task is not to be popular or to be seen as having an impact, but to speak the deepest truths that we know. We need to live our lives in accord with the deepest truths we know, even if doing so does not produce immediate results in the world.”
~ Father Daniel Berrigan S.J. ~
it flows thru
the death of me
like a river
~ Inscription on Gregory Corso's headstone ~
(quote found in One Bird, One Stone: 108 Zen Stories)
The chaplain, Father George Zabelka, who blessed the Hiroshima bombers in 1945, apparently had a stark change of heart in the ensuing decades. He ended up giving a speech about Christianity and killing on the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Pro-killing folks, note the lack of weasel words: