Month: January 2013

Freedom and Idiocy

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Just a couple of thoughts for today…
 
“To affirm that men and women are persons and as persons should be free, and yet to do nothing tangible to make this affirmation a reality, is a farce.”
― Paulo Freire
 
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
 – Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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What is beyond “as far as they eye can see”? Hwy 16, Sparta, WI. Info from roadsideamerica.com:

Sparta, Wisconsin: 30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

Artist’s big sculpture based on his own veiny orb. The eye spent time in Chicago’s Pritzker Park until 2010, now outside F.A.S.T. in Sparta until it finds a welcoming socket.

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I took this wider shot so you could get a feel for the size of this sculpture.

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Sparta has it’s eye on you 🙂

**UPDATE** I am quite sad that I no longer get to gaze into the eye of Sparta. The sculpture has moved to Dallas as of August, 2013.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination 2 & 3

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This is also the Da Vinci exhibit – they were taken inside a replica design of Da Vinci’s ‘tank’. Complete with life-sized cannons and wheels that had to be hand cranked in order to move the tank.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination 1

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I am a little behind in posting this photo, and unfortunately, I did not have my favorite camera with me – just my LG Viper smartphone. But I enjoyed the exhibit and liked the photos enough to post them, anyway 🙂

Da Vinci exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, WI

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I won!! Check it out!!

Jeff Sinon Photography

The Top 9?

Who in the world does a top 9? Well as it turns out, you do.

Back on December 13th I challenged the subscribers to my blog to Tell Me Your Favorite Image From 2012, and one lucky person was going to win an 8″ x 12,” signed print of their favorite. The rules were simple, post a link in the comments section to your favorite Jeff Sinon Photography image that appeared on the blog during 2012. Once the votes were tallied, one lucky winner would be chosen at random.

I have to admit, with 660 followers at last count, I was hoping for a bit more participation, however, I’m not complaining. That there were only 9 votes cast by only 6 people* made less work for me, and the odds of winning went up considerably for those who did take part. That’s a win-win in…

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One more goat photo for the road

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Clifford just loves my camera! Oh, and I might be holding a piece of fruit in my free hand…

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Apparently, I have the re-blogging bug – I absolutely could not resist when I saw this, though. Who wouldn’t want to be in that room when they guys started to sing, and who in that room did not feel the love? I love positive, beautiful moments like this.

Joy and Woe

I actually wrote about this on my work blog, but it’s adorable and so I’m self-plagiarizing to share it here, too.

Little-known fact: I’m a singer.

In fact, I’ve been singing for so long that my first recording was on vinyl (which leads to another little-known fact: I am oooooold).

Put those two things together, and you get what is possibly the best video you’ll see today, and to complete my personal trifecta, it’s about as Canadian as it gets, filmed inside an Oakville Tim Hortons.

Now, I don’t mean in any way to diminish the straight-up awesomeness of experiencing this kind of choral flash mob live, or even the second-hand thrill you might get from watching a recorded version.  But I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that this kind of thing happens all the time, and if the signers I know are anything to go by…

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