Monday, April 5, 2010

Railroad Digger

“There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

There you have it. It goes on forever.

16 comments:

  1. and on, and on, and on, and onnnnnnnnnnnnn. cool photo.

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  2. oh dear...
    but then it's quite true !

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  3. Ha, it certainly does! Sometimes I could toss that "digger" and ditch it all -- but one plods on . . .

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  4. Lovely mono Don. The graininess works so well for this one!

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  5. Bah! Everyday?....What then to paint/write/sing/etc. about? Work?
    :)
    Nice photo. Going somewhere...
    Somewhere interesting. Fun...No work!
    xo
    Andrea

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  6. Andrea- I agree. Balance is needed, tipped in the favor of joy.

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  7. Hmm - like the add on to the Emerson quote. He's not far off being right though the old boy - it's just a question of how you see things after that! Need taking off your coat, grinding paint and working like a digger be so uninspirational?

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  8. Great perspective - I love RR tracks.

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  9. mmmm, very nice this graininess and the perspective! Yet another amazing b&w! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Great shot. I love train tracks. Well done.

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  11. This is crazy. Great shot. I love the reflection. It looks very peaceful.

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  12. The sky seems to be opening up to accept the tracks. Great perspective.

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  13. Fantastic. It's reminding of the dust bowl era photographs.

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