Photography has served two purposes within my life: 1) validation of one’s life and of the emotional connections between people and 2) a visual means to communication beyond the limitations of words.

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is all about Road of any type as long as the road is visible … streets of  Dublin, Ireland

On, on I travel

Though I fall and die, let it be

In fields of clover ~Sora*

street1

Along this road

going with no one

autumn evening ~Basho

street2

Shinano road —

how many nights now

that moon on the eves? ~Issa

*cited in:

The Narrow Road to Oku

Matsuo Basho

Trans: Donald Keene

A short  night

wakes me from a dream

that seemed so long ~Yayo

railroad tracks

My personal musings escort me along paths of existence that often are, for others, unknown dimensions of imaginative conclusions

One of the magical things about photography is the transformation that takes place when you photograph something.  Something that inherently has very little going for it, in terms of interest you take in it, can become infinitely more interesting when rendered as a photograph. ~ Grant Mudford*

wire stitching machine
Boston wire stitcher

cited in:

Tao of Photography

PL Gross & SI Shapiro