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women in the city

Image via Tumblr

Here’s another one I took while stuck in traffic. The women’s faces are a little bit blurry in the original. But I had to increase the blur to meet the standards of, say, Google Street view. Too bad. It’s actually more interesting if you can make out their features just a little bit.

I have no idea what those two blue dots are. They’re in the original photo.


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let me out!

Image via Flickr

Last night I made the hair-brained decision to go to Cherry Beach for sunset. The traffic was unbelievable. With our population explosion this city is almost non-functional except during the off hours. Anyhow, I made it. And managed to get this interesting photo, which I digitally recomposed with Photoshop Elements to give something of The Scream effect.


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Red barn

Red Barn via Flickr

Here’s one I took last summer, near Port Hope Ontario. This was a second attempt. The first time around a stunning sunset was hitting the barn, surrounding fields and water tower.

Much to my chagrin on returning home, I found that my SD card had munched it. I think the problem was that I either switched the card among cameras without reformatting. Or maybe I did a Windows format instead of an in-camera format.

In any case, I lost the first photo. So this one was a retry, taken several weeks later. Instead of stunning sunset we have haze and mist.

Oh well. It’s still okay.


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Triple Sunrise

Here’a a pic i took a few summers ago. No photo editing re the three suns, btw. It just happened that way. I woke early in the morning and there it was.

Triple Sunrise © Michael Clark 2017.


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More summer cyber travels – Paris


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Is this where Arya Stark is trained by the faceless man?

Google Images pls contact me if subject to copyright


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Google Street View – What is Big Brother Watching?

My screen capture of Google Street View – Click on image for full size. Follow this link for “live” travel and image credit >> https://goo.gl/maps/ZVjnLLMNHPJ2

Web cams in public spaces are a fact of life. Also, individuals with video-equipped phones have changed our way of life. In a nutshell, abusive people can’t get away with what they used to get away with, because chances are they’ll be videoed and perhaps charged.

That’s the plus side.

The down side, detractors say, is that we lose some degree of our human rights and freedoms. Supporters will rejoinder that public cams enhance human rights, because nobody has the right to harm another or trangsress their right to live in peace.

This debate has been going on for decades. In its political form, probably for centuries.

I first read about it in Zygmunt Bauman’s book, Socialism The Active Utopia. But subconsciously I’ve been aware of it since my teens. Power, government, freedom. It’s a delicate balance.