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OK, this is more to give full effect of the perspective/subway aspect of this photo than to put my face into your face.



as to kimberpixie's comment on the subtext communication, it was more like: "You don't scare me with that camera. Besides, did you check the exposure. Be sure the flash is off. Hold steady, low light means long exposure, don't shake. blah, blah, etc. etc. etc. but he doesn't listen so why should I say any of it. thank god.

enjoy the rest of your weekend folks.

wray

Current Mood: exanimate exanimate
Current Music: Orchestra Baobab = hot Senegalese tunes from the 80s

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shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 1st, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Your son has a good eye...

Just another day on the train I suppose. I want to know what is going on behind you. To the right of the seated man. Why do I pay more attention to certain aspects of life that I should pay little or no attention to? I really like the lights behind you,they give the photo a wonderful perspective adding the all important factor of depth. The train looks to be all but empty. When I lived in Chicago and rode the El to school, there is hardly a time I can remember when the train was not full.

Not me, Linda.
thistlelurid From: thistlelurid Date: February 1st, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has a good eye...

which line did you ride the most?

I found myself alone on the train there often...I was usually upset when someone actually got on.

Im selfish like that.
From: wrayb Date: February 1st, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has a good eye...

wow. Shay/not Linda, you've got sharp eyes too. You must be referring to the red glow to the Asian (in the blue jacket) man's right. The best I can tell from peering closely at the full sized image it is the same creature who Donald Sutherland met up with in Don't Look Now.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 1st, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

OMG! That movie scared the you know what out of me when I saw it as a youngster...Donald Sutherland naked! GROSS!!!! That blind lady was eerie as well. I would like to watch it again..it has been years since I first saw it. Nicholas Roeg, right? He is a strange director. I had a creepy feeling staring at those blurred figures in the background.I guess you did as well.
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

Ha ha ha ha haaa!

I loved that movie when it first came out I watched it 3 times one day. Recently I saw it was on tv and I tuned in. It was at the sex scene relatively early in the movie. Donald Sutherland was so gross I had to turn it off.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

I distincly remember Donalds long skinny arms and horribly flat butt...poor Julie Christie,she was a beautiful woman. Oh the '70's when unnattractive men ruled at the box office: Elliott Gould,Sutherland,Hoffman,....I am sure someone,ou there,would argue the virtues of each of these actors "Dustin is adorable!" "Elliot Gould is a big teddy bear!"...it just seems to me,when watching films made in the '70's (my favorite era for filmmaking),that many of the male leads were not as "beautiful" as there female counterparts...it was the era of "crazed psycho method man" actors...but the women still looked like Julie Christie...GAWD! I can not believe I just went on a rant about that...see waht I mean? I go off on these tangents that....well...Have a good evening Wray. btw I love the way you spell your name.....
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

you are so right. Julie was and is a hottie. Those guys are just...are just... just... actors. But most of the Hollywood fashion was so gauche to me, those guys, particularly Gould and Sutherland went along with the fuzzy/shaggy hair and the fur/faux fur fringes, and beads, etc.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

Nehru jacket clad, trust fund, diletantes all of them. The '70's image of cool actor was sooo misleading,well it still is today...so what am I talking about? I somewhat romanticized the films of the '70's. To a point that thinking about the "reality" of those times, kind of throws my perspective off. I love Midnight cowboy,Day of the Locust, which incidentally stars neither Sutherland or Gould. Nashville is another great one...Gould has a cameo that is bearable...his voice is so..so...faggy. Is that a word? Well it is when one has to describe the voice of Mr. Gould.
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

Ha, see, dilettante and as a young adult of the 70s i've tried to be one as well and that is the problem. My jerk of a father was ocassionally right about something. One is that he said I was running around acting like someone with a trust fund and all I have is a high school diploma.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not mailed the cards out...yet

I knew dilettante did not look right when I wrote it...too lazy to use spell check and too much faith in the reader to have to. My lifes goal has been to become a trust fund child...guess what? Has not happened yet. I remember I had a friend in HighSchool,not close but in the same circle I spun in,and his daddy was one of the richest men in this smallish college town. The kid was hopelessly addicted to pot,booze,cocaine,and licking sheets of acid...out of control? Yeah he was. His daddy was so desperate for the kid to "snap out of it" that he made a deal with him. "Stay clean for a month and I will buy you a brand new BMW. Just keep yourself off all drugs for one month and it is yours". Guess what? The kid said "f you! stop trying to control me..blah-blah-blah". He then went to his dealers house and smoked some pot,drank some booze,snorted some cocaine and licked a couple sheets of acid. GAWD! Moral to my funny story? I don't know,but it has something to do with beng a gross little rich kid. Last I heard he had gotten some bimbo pregnant,his daddy had bought him a nice house on the lake,and he was still cross addicted. YUMMY.
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not backed the hard drive up...yet

oops. my underline was meant to call attention to my predilection, not your spelling (and i did have to look up dilettante to get it right). I've known a few trust fund kids who were messes, but I wasn't close to them. There have been a couple that I did work for and with for a while but they had only marginally enough wealth to not have to work and they have strong artistic and social self motivation to do interesting and potentially useful (to the world) activities.

Me, I just work to pay the rent and try to stay informed enough to pontificate. I wonder what the evolution of the words pontificate is since it is obviously related to pontiff.

cheers.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your son has not backed the hard drive up...yet

Wonder no more,pontificate is the office or term of office for a pontiff...I do not pontificate,I am more of a pompous dogmatic type of speaker:)

I know two trust fund kids,I met them as adults though,and both are very charitable and realize how much they have been given by virtue of being born to there parents. Sometimes one is plagued by guilt and depression over that very fact..."prozac called and said even rich kids get all sad":(

I did not take your underlining as rude or anything else negative...on words such as that I do not mind corrections...but if i have made an obvious typo and some one points out my spelling error...well I feel sad for that person....so empty they have to go around with a bottle of virtual liquid paper..shheesh!
From: wrayb Date: February 1st, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: time on train

oh, the time of that train ride? a sunday night at about 10pm, the sunday before xmas. we had gone shopping for cards for the teen to mail out for the Japanese new year greeting card tradition. sloshed all about Manhattan from 5pm to 9pm and spent over $30 on cards. I think they are all still in the store bags on his desk, or on the floor behind the desk. I say sloshed because it was alternating between a drizzle and pouring rain which that night melted away the 2nd big snow we've had this winter. So the rain was there, another motif from Don't Look Now. Fortunately I lived through the night to be able to drive to Oklahoma two days later...
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 1st, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:$30.00 for cards unsent. Time on train? Priceless

Well look at this way,your son is ready for next year, and the sloshing about Manhattan can be avoided.

Gung Hay Fat Choy
From: wrayb Date: February 1st, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: $30.00 for cards unsent. Time on train? Priceless

true. plus I have several night time new york park with ice snow and xmas lights photos from that night as well. which was why teen took the pictures of me cause i slipped him into one of my cityscape pics.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: $30.00 for cards unsent. Calling your kid "teen"? Priceless

Have any plans for posting more pictures? I for one would like to see them. Love to see what you do:)
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: $30.00 for cards unsent. Calling your kid "teen"? Priceless

pictures? perhaps some day. don't build any anticipation. i take pretty mundane tourist in my own neighborhood pictures. i would like to take pictures of people but i am too much of a shy wimp.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re $30.00 for cards unsent. Silver plated shut-up ball? Priceless

Please explain why I had the idea that you took "fetish" type pictures? Strange. I could of sworn....now all I knew of you is wrong,all I believed....Good. I thought you were shoving "shut-up balls" in young womens mouths and snapping "art" photos....romantic image huh? Hmmm I have to figure this one out. There is no real info on your info page so I can not explain my misguided belief...you do dabble in photography,right? Oh dear....hmmm
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Re $30.00 for net access. International fetish image? Priceless

dabble is an appropriate word. i am dos ur dilettante. a rock and roll poet who retired without going to vinyl. a film maker without a camera or a script. a musician without an instrument. a dj with a disfunctional turntable. thank gawd for the internet where i can pontificate on varied subjects without having to get past an editor.

Perhaps your idea of me evolved from the fetishy folk after whom I trot doggie-like around the internet. though i will hang out with them if the opportunity presents itself real time, pant pant.
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Re $30.00 for net access. International fetish image? Priceless

i meant das ur. of course, you see i dabble in psuedo German babble too.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Re $30.00 for net access. International fetish image? Priceless

I too dabble in all things glorious,indulging in myth making and conspiracy creating. I can not play an instrument but I can make music. I have not taken a screenwriting course,thats chumps,but I have written scripts. I have never met Linda Blair but I now she is a good egg.

The internet makes rock stars out of slow cars. The wizard behind the curtain is covered with zits and watching his well worn DVD's of Babylon5. He can speak/write in Klingon but that would be a dead giveaway. His words were written by Tarrentino 10 years ago,but they still sound so cool.

I am chosen as friend and I do the choosing. If bio looks interesting,all lies,I am intrigued. I am interested in the people behind the icons but sometimes tarrentino's words are soo much better than there own.

Yes you do have some fetishy folks but they also seem to be the best of such folk....I have yet to see a shut-up ball.
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Re $30.00 for net access. International fetish image? Priceless

aww. don't pidgeon hole ball gags. why some people look fabulous in a ball gag. some look hot in net stockings. others go in for prostheses. I've observed a couple of ladies who made ball gags seem like accessories, along the lines of extra tall high heels, not comfortable but fun for a while. what works for some is not for all.

curious, here we are again, examining identity. in my case i leave lots out and sometimes resort to hyperbole but almost never to invention.

night night Shaye.

as always, greatly enjoy your ideas and comments. until next time.

wray
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: February 2nd, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Re $30.00 for net access. Shut up ball chic? Priceless

Likewise. Good Night to you my friend. Shut up balls will always strike a note of terror in my heart....It should be obvious but I am not really sure why they represent sheer horror for me. I might of seen some pictures of victims of a serial killer and they had S.U.B.'s rammed in there cakeholes. Eyes wide with knowing this is the end of there lives. Or it might of been some scary movie. Whatever it was it has made s.u.b.'s something I could never find sexy....now fishnet and stiletto heels that is another story.
zenseer From: zenseer Date: February 1st, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a great pic, Wray. I've never been in a subway car (or even in a place with a subway system), but the pic definitely gives a sense of depth. Great pic!
From: wrayb Date: February 2nd, 2004 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. my son is all, "yo, like what's the deal. it's just your ugly old face on the train" over the response the picture is getting. Obviously I like the depth of the subway car it shows or I wouldn't have posted it.

regards.
thistlelurid From: thistlelurid Date: February 1st, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It should have been of you singing and hopelessly embarrassing the teen!!!!
From: wrayb Date: February 1st, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

coolometer

ok, i admit to thinking i would be safest on the photo coolometer looking stern. besides if i started singing the teen would have moved to the next subway car, i'm sure, and no picture would have been made. but when next the opportunity arises i guess i could try.
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