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Saturday, January 28, 2012

For Real Toads: Daryl's photos

I have long been a fan of Daryl Edelstein's photos of New York. I think one of the things I like most is her sense of perspective. She can give any old thing a new angle: making it shine, making it jump, making it sing.
Fireblossom has offered us not one, not two or three, but fifteen of Daryl's photos and asked us to choose one as inspiration in today's Weekend Photo Challenge at the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
Choosing just one of Daryl's photos is the most difficult part of the challenge, so I've chosen two.
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© Daryl Edelstein photos
the heat from the sun
and the warmth
of the colors,
the charm of the shapes
and the smiles
of the people,
the traffic,
the bustle,
the city,
alive.
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the photographer sees it
where others are blind.
from her eye
to her lens
to the
digital pixels,
recording,
rewording,
renewing
it all.
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Do check out Daryl's photos, either on her own blog or on Real Toads. Both links are here and both will give you a new appreciation for Daryl's New York City.

14 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, the photographer sees it through the lens and you have captured it in words. I love the layout of your two stanzas.

Fireblossom said...

Kay, I didn't know that you, too, had already been Darylized! Isn't she great?

You've done a delightful job here, and I'm glad someone used that really marvelous 72nd street shot. Your words brought it even more to life. And who could resist those tulips?

Dianne said...

Oh! I do love your top choice Kay... warmth colour shapes...it has it all. I must click over and check out Daryl's site.
Have a wonderful week-end xx

jabblog said...

Excellent, Kay - you've really rediscovered your voice in the last couple of months:-)

Kay said...

Just beautiful, Kay. That bottom photo of that splash of color between the black railings really captures my eye.

Other Mary said...

Really lovely description of the lovely photos, and it goes so well with your travel blog!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Just got home from work and am now excited to go check out the prompt. MARVELOUS photos! Love your poem - it speaks all the bustle of the city and interprets the photo wonderfully.

hedgewitch said...

I loved all the pics and had a hard time choosing too--you did a great job with these two.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

These photos are stunning and I love the verses that you put with them.

Great job.

diane b said...

Super poetry.

Rallentanda said...

Nice imagery in your urban poems.

Hannah Pratt said...

Nice poem. I liked both of them.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Kay, thank you so much .. what a wonderful pair of poems .. and the top photo, its West 72nd Street, and its one of my favorite photos ever ..

Margaret said...

The top photo is one I almost chose. It is stunning. I like the idea of renewal.