Starting the Minolta Freedom III challenge a few days early. The camera was loaded with Fuji Superia 200 and I wanted to finish the roll. I want to keep it simple so I will only be using Kodak Portra 400 for this endeavor.
Here, the strong midday sun created very defined shadows and I was drawn by the geometric effect they produced.
The Bucket List (a rough draft)
One day when I learn to write, I’ll tell you a story of the places I’ve seen and the things I’ve done.
It all started when my dad gave me a rubber band windup balsa wood airplane and ended on my last flight when I last pulled the throttles back on that jet aircraft.
Here is the short list: My eyes have gazed upon the Crown Jewels and I winked at the Mona Lisa. I’ve had a bird’s eye view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower, the Empire State Building, the once named Sears Tower and several Sky Needles. I have crossed the East River, the Arno and the Mighty Mississippi. I have been both over and under the Thames , the Channel from Dover to Calais and the San Francisco Bay. I’ve counted the stones at Stonehenge, the stairs to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral and counted when Big Ben struck six. I ran like a victorious gladiator in the Colosseum of Rome. I gently walked across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and both the Brooklyn and Golden Gate. I lit a candle and said a prayer in St Peters Basilica in the Vatican, the Basilica di Santa Maria in Florence, St Paul’s in London and countless other Western roadside Shrines. In the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, I stood straddling the Prime Meridian or zero degrees longitude. Imagine that, I was in two hemispheres at the same time. Have you ever eaten turtle? One day when I learn to write I’ll tell you the story of the places I’ve been and the things I’ve done. So there I was, standing in the middle of Meridian Street, straddling the line looking towards the Circle and thinking to my self “there is no place like home” Dorothy was right.