Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the floating world


the effect of arriving
in the downtown
of a city
in the year 2010
is spectacular
and moving


you hit the ground
dancing

it's a whole different space

energies of all sorts
swirl in abundance
and
people fly by
in worlds of their own creation


i like to
find the air
they breathe
and join the dancing
floating souls

24 comments:

Anil P said...

Neon lights et al herald a spring in the nights.

Beautifully evoked emotion. And the pictures too.

Elisabeth said...

I think I prefer the quiet of nature, Steven, though bright lights at night can be intoxicating.

Dave King said...

Tremendous images. How did you do those? I'm very impressed!

steven said...

hi anil!!! i grew up in cities - manchester and toronto - and can honestly say that it is not a wish of mine to live in them for any length of time, however i do love the energy. steven

steven said...

elsiabeth - we share that same preference. i feel the city much more strongly since leaving it but i do love to visit. returning home to the quiet is even more special. steven

steven said...

dave i was in toronto and walking home after a very good and raucous dinner. i took what i saw. i love the effect of shaking or moving the camera - it's simple - when it produces figures that look to me like little people. i am glad you enjoyed this posting. steven

Barry said...

Although we live in a suburb of Toronto, Steven, I really feel the energy of the downtown core whenever I visit. A different world entirely.

I agree with Dave about the quality of your photos, by the way.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Neat photos steven! Love all the little city fairies you created with your shots.

Golden West said...

The energy you captured rolls right out of the computer, Steven!

Helen said...

... the overwhelming feelings the very first time you arrive in a new city, the excitement, thrill and wonder of it all are intoxicating! Loved this!

Reya Mellicker said...

Love the juxtaposition of yesterday's post with today's. Two ends of a great spectrum, eh?

Though I'm always happy to escape the city, I am an urban person through and through. I love the proximity to so many other people, love all the energy that comes along with so much architecture. Especially in my part of the city, I live within shouting distance of national (and international) icons like the Capitol, Washingon Monument and White House. They have a presence every bit as palpable as the feeling radiating from all the people.

It is very exciting!

jinksy said...

Those last two images are stunning, each with a distinct ethereal sense - energy descending in the first, and energy rising in the second...

Okie said...

Great post. I love the integration of the words and the images. This just flowed so well. I could feel myself moving along with it all.

Paul C said...

You capture very well the mystique of the city and its frenetic energy.

Meri said...

Ah, it does look like the captured lights could be the dancing of souls. Isn't it fun to see what results from taking photos at night without a tripod?

steven said...

barry i can only imagine the visible and tangible changes between guildwood and downtown!!! by the way - most of my good pics are planned accidents!!! i really don't know what i'm doing - i just do it!!! steven

steven said...

bonnie - i like that "city fairies"!!!! lovely. steven

steven said...

golden west - really!!! that's what i always wish for! really i do. steven

steven said...

helen - i remember new york city my first time - it was so impossibly huge - physically, energy wise, visiting toronto recently i had a similar sensation. also warmth and goodness. strange qualities in a big city but then i was in the right part of it. steven

steven said...

see reya i'm on the edge of a little city. the big city is one hundred km one way, or three hundred and fifty km another way. or further if you want bosnywash. i love visiting the big energy places. my sensitivity is dialed at the very very little so a city - well it's kerbloeey kapow kind of energy and i love the rush - like a big coffee early in the morning!!! steven

steven said...

jinksy - you're absolutely right!! as above so below!!! steven

steven said...

hello okie - welcome!!! i really appreciate the idea of flow especially when you're taking in information or ideas. see you again. steven

Richard Jesse Watson said...

I like the nervous lights. The jiggling purports either your excitement of being in the city and the infusion of symbiotic energy, or is it your usual coffee zing of which you tout?

steven said...

richard - the nervous lights - the buzzing energy, the slip skip splash of coloured energy - it's what i saw through coffee, belgian beers, hotel energy, thirty floors above the city energy, walking the streets energy, connecting with old friends energy. i dunno. it is what it was. steven