A Photo A Week: Look Up

By: sonofabeach96

Jan 30 2018

Category: Uncategorized

60 Comments

Aperture:f/2.4
Focal Length:3.3mm
ISO:25
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:iPod touch

This week’s A Photo A Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is for the topic:

LOOK UP

 

Here’s my take on it:

 

My songs of the day are:

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley

“I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” by Arctic Monkeys

“Tighten Up” by The Black Keys

“Look Away” by Iggy Pop

“Wake Up” by Rage Against The Machine

“Stop, Look, And Listen” by Jeff Beck

“Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones

60 comments on “A Photo A Week: Look Up”

  1. Striking photos–on the little wordpress reader, the round one looks like a vivid paperplate or similar.

    Remember that song about ‘Just One Look’ from the 60s or so…? It may have eventually been used in a commercial. Hmm. I need more coffee and will return with buckets o’ soings, I bet!

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  2. Looking up standing under trees are always exciting.

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  3. UP UP AND AWAY IN MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON by the Fifth Dimension! No clue of the real title, but that’s what everybody called it.

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    • Ok, thats one. Next? 😃

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      • No comment on the first one before that yet…? You’re slowing down the production line here!

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      • Efficiency is overrated. 😃

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      • Tell me about it. I live near Woodstock NY and have my office there, in the heartland of stonerville. Nothing is brisk around here, except the tourists into the restaurants–

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      • Ha! My parents were at Woodstock. I’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t gotten around to it. Doesn’t Todd Rundgren live there? Seems like I’ve read that. Anyway, brisk is overrated as well. 😃

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      • He is actually a semi-buddy of mine, and they moved out to Hawaii maybe 20 years ago- I own a tiny fraction of their tiki bar there. I did spend a couple of weeks partying and studying with him and his folks near here in the last few years. That’s what older musicians do to make the money since the music system changed. Tours and merchandise make cash for them, so he tours with Ringo (who he loves and says treats them all great), and they do the occasional week at a resort or place and folks pay to hang out with them.

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      • I thought so. I recall a story about a break-in where the guy tied him up and serenaded him with “Hello, It’s Me” while robbing him. 😃

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      • Well, dude didn’t serenade as per Todd telling it, but did rob, and seemed really unhappy that there was no money. He/they? (maybe twop guys? I forget) took guitars though, including the one he got from Clapton, ‘Sunny’. We had another made for him for his 65th birthday and he called it Moony–or maybe i transposed the names, but you get the gist of it. I think the part about the serenade was urban legend. Since they never caught the person/s who did it, that contributed to their moving eventually.

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      • Gotcha. I can’t recall where I read that story now. I don’t blame em for moving if they were never caught. People really suck sometimes. 😏

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      • That Diana Ross semi-disco thing about “You’re Turning Me Upside Down”–

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      • Good one. “Made It Up The Mountain” by The Wood Brothers. You’re turn. 🤔

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      • Never even heard of that. Hmm, I’m using what’s left of mmy brain here, not looking them up online. No credit for that Yes song about “Look up, look down, look around…” That isn’t the name of it though. Eh, time for more coffee. Be right back. ahaha!

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      • Maybe hanging out in “stonerville” is giving you contact memory lapses. By the way, nothin’ wrong with stoners. That’s generally my tribe. 😃

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      • I love alternative folks, although to me it’s mostly goths and GLBTQAI++ folks, pagans, hippies, whoever. Different soundtrack sometimes, but mostly everyone gets along great.

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      • As they should. I’m of the hippie variety. 😃

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      • Actually and factually, the having gotten electrocuted and having been technically dead a few times is what did it memorywise…

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      • Whoa! Yeah, that’ll do it. 😳

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      • Yup, it did it. I feel like it made me less psychic and I don’t advertise myself as psychic although I used to be, but I do tarot readings with the focus on best outcome of situation (was a psychotherapist and am used to the alternative crowd and ptsd and old-fashioned multiple personality/DID folks and all)). A lot of folks especially goths seem to love to see me, since having been dead and all intrigues some folks. I seem to help them, and I learn stuff, and they learn stuff, so it works out well. My blog is actually mostly to keep track of tarot office and all and I don’t update it much. I am working on a book on tarot from the perspective of having been cooked though.

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      • My wife has been to a medium , after her mom passed. She said it was pretty intense. All the things she mentioned but couldn’t have possibly known were amazing. I’m open to it, but haven’t ever had a reading.

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      • Some mediums can be great, especially those trained by the…spiritualist church, I think the name is. I never do predictions, but just focus on what will help the people. If they want to look at their issues with money or relationships or whatever, we look at what will be most likely to help them have a good outcome. It’s more like therapy and there is no woowoo or anything scary involved.

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      • It fascinates me, doesn’t scare me. I firmly believe in the paranormal or afterlife or whatever one wants to call it. Hell, I believe our house has ethereal residents or residual energy or something. Just never felt called to do it.

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      • Yeah, I used to go to people’s houses and nicely ‘ghostbust them, since I could sort of see what had gone on there and stuck energies and all–I did a lot of Tibetan Buddhist mantras over the years which made me better at that sort of thing. I think the world/s are full of energies that we can’t always see, and that it would be naive to deny that just because I don’t perceive something that it can’t possibly be there. It’s like saying just because I don’t have a tv, then I believe tv transmissions don’t exist–

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      • Hahaha! No doubt. 😃

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      • When I was dead the couple of times, perception didn’t stop. I mean, I wasn’t gone forever the way it might feel if you are unconscious or sleeping sometimes. I was on the ceiling, or in the white light, or whatever was going on. It wasn’t the complete end of my awareness at all. In Tibetan buddhism they have really detailed understanding of this phase of death and that phase of death, and they seemed true to me when I experienced them.

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      • Like I said, fascinating. Too bad we have die or nearly die to figure it out, or least begin to figure it out. 😏

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      • Well, actually in Tibetan Buddhism (and I’m not trying to make an infomercial for ‘be buddhst’ or anything!), they consider there are chances all throughout life to experience the same sort of thing, mostly during sleep and orgasm. I frankly can see why so many folks convert. ahaha!

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      • I can see that during an orgasm. It’s nearly a transcendental experience. I don’t remember my dreams, so if it happens during sleep, I missed it. 😏

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      • I think you can obxerve certain phases of drifting off to sleep. There are books about these being chances to become ‘enlightened’ and to practice for actually passing on, so that the death esxperience is as easy and most most beneficial as it can be. Since the belief is in reincarntion, it is considered that you want to know how to not get yanked into a crappy scary incarnation in a realm like hell realms or hungry ghost realms. It’s a fascinating cosmology.

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      • UP WHERE WE BELONG from Dirty Dancing soundtrack–Jennifer Warnes and some guy like Joe Cocker

        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whoohooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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      • Joe Cocker? Yeah, I think I’ve heard of him. 😏😏

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  4. Amazing, once again, my friend!

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  5. This is a great topic idea. Love the pictures but I think the header one in black and white with the trees is my favorite.

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  6. I love pictures looking up – my phone is full of them (I mean, between the thousands of pictures of Choppy).

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  7. Love these. Where is the round one? I love the deep blue of the sky on that one especially. Thanks for joining the challenge!

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  8. Gorgeous photos! Love to read all the comments, too, lol.

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  9. Oh my word this comment thread almost made me forget which photos you posted! Todd Rundgren’s friend?!? No shit!!! Anyway, looking up at the blue sky is totally disorienting – but in a really awesome way. It just beats out the black and white trees as my favorite by one teeny, tiny smidge!

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  10. The first one is gorgeous!

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  11. love, love, love that black forest one.

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