Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JUST TODAY


Just Today
we abandon
seeing and knowing and naming,
and indulge
shadows, darkness, and mystery.
What we find in those shapes
has no name,
why we are moved
has no explanation,
that we are moved
means we are alive.



















Thanks for the tour, Jerry!
 






























12 comments:

KT Did said...

Great photos of some beautiful bikes!

Anonymous said...

Love the rocker arm shot.
Joe S.

Anonymous said...

Fort Sutter chapter of the AMCA must still have some heavy hitters...great pix BTW.
Ivan

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Love those old bikes...
Tim C.

Don O'Reilly said...

Dude, you're site is the best... but sometimes the envy this blue collar slob endures is almost unbearable. Oh well.. I guess I'll take the Norton out to breakfast (72º, light breeze) and try to forget about it!

Charlie101 said...

I cannot prefer the black and white pictures, too much of the fine details is lost. B&W has its place where contrast is high and details are few and simple, but motorcycles are poetry in nyances.

Andrew Macpherson said...

I hate to say it, especially as someone who built a career on B&W printing, but I was dying to see the bikes and that room(s) in color too.

Your shots are delicious, and the lack of location identification greatly adds to the mystery, but IMHO while B&W hides the things best hidden in us frail humans, it hides the things best shown in our two wheeled steeds.

The Vintagent said...

Just Today
we abandon
seeing and knowing and naming,
and indulge
shadows, darkness, and mystery.
What we find in those shapes
has no name,
why we are moved
has no explanation,
that we are moved
means we are alive.

Hairy Larry said...

Nice garage,nice bikes, nice shots. Black and white time travel. Takes me back to my first bike and lugging around my old man's Rollei. Then back to the darkroom to see what developed.

GuitarSlinger said...

1) B&W in fact has 30% higher resolution , thereby revealing more ... not less detail

2) I'll be the lone voice and say I prefer B&W especially when it comes to M/C and automotive photography

3) These shots are stunning

4) Paul's point in his response here was spot one

5) Some of y'all kind a missed the point ;-)

garage equipment said...

What a wonderful garage that we can found those vintage motorcycle.

Troy Mendham said...

Just Today
we abandon
seeing and knowing and naming,
and indulge
shadows, darkness, and mystery.
What we find in those shapes
has no name,
why we are moved
has no explanation,
that we are moved
means we are alive.

...on another note, are these your words Paul? They seem very Zen?