Monday 9 June 2003
Pix of the Day: Any Color As Long As It's Black
Risking over dosing you on machinery pictures, here is one of a replica Model T Ford. The saying, "Available in any color, provided it's black", is often attributed to Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. If that attribution is accurate then Henry must be turning in his grave over this bright red honoring of his achievements. He may rest at peace, however, because there are those of us who remember and admire the frugal move of ordering components to be delivered in wooden cases whose parts might be recycled as floor boards for the Model T.
Recommended web site CREDITS: © www.NationalGeographic.com
One of the sites I regularly visit is the National Geographic Photo of the Day. The link in the item heading will always take you to the current feature, which always has a panel giving details and a tool to enlarge the image. Past features may be accessed with back and forward buttons.
Unfortunately for copyright reasons I am unable to bring you anything larger than a thumbnail, but if you click either on the image taken by photographer James L. Stanfield, or here, the expressions on those camels' faces are a treat. Recently I read a paparazzo's advice on how to get good pictures of the stars: wait where they are scheduled to appear, for hours or even days if necessary, then if they do turn up, wait some more for the right moment. I think you will understand the connection if you look at the current feature taken by photographer Chris Johns.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)