Scenic Limited

Scenic Limited © Robert Jay Matejcek

I kinda liked the lines… particularly the bridge’s cast-shadow (would’ve been nice to catch a train passing by, though). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Jack Whitman (after being thrown off a train): “Wouldn’t it be great if we heard a train go by in the distance?”

Peter Whitman: “Not really.”

Francis Whitman: “It’d probably be annoying.”

Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody & Owen Wilson – The Darjeeling Limited

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone


Permeable Area (and Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge 2013)

Permeable Area © Robert Jay Matejcek

Today’s post is a vague reference to cartooning legend Bearman’s green-haired avatar… and his annual charity challenge! If you haven’t already, please click here to find out how Bearman is once again donating his very own green to some great charities including: The Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank,  The Brandon C Gromada Head and Neck Cancer Foundation and Crayons to Computers. It’s a good deal from a good dude.

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in iPhoto)

238,900 Miles…

Houston… we have a photo-op. Earth’s moon (full), as seen from St. Louis, Missouri on April 25th 2013 at approximately 9:45 P.M. Or something like that.

Fly me to the moon…

Let me play among the stars…

– Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in iPhoto

Back-Lit Bloom

Back-lit Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

More spring bits. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maximillian Cohen: “9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn’t know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see.”

– Sean Gullette – Pi

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Maple in Fog

I’m afraid I will fall way behind with my comments today (depending on how Thanksgiving times-out), but I hope everyone has a good one… and a wonderful weekend as well!

Schmidt: “Anyone who tells you the future of gravy is nitrogen-based is cooking with blinders on, Cece.”

Max Greenfield – New Girl

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified  in Adobe Photoshop

Somewhere Over the Twin Cities…

I’m blaming this on turbulence. Which there totally was. Really. Honest. Er… peanuts, anyone?

*note* I’ve revised the title of this post as several viewers pointed out this shot was actually taken over St. Paul (sister-city of Minneapolis). Thanks for the heads-up, folks… I will figure out where I am one of these days. Really. Honest. Er… pretzels, anyone?

Tony Giardino: “What are you doing? Wake up!”

Pilot: “Ooooh man! I was having an amazing dream!”

Tony Giardino: “I don’t care about your dream! Land the plane!”

Pilot: “I was just born, and I was eight-and-a-half months premature. The doctors were freakin’ out.”

Tony Giardino: “Oh please, shut up!”

Pilot: “Did I already tell you this dream?”

– Anthony LaPaglia and Steven Wright – So I Married an Axe Murderer

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) moderately modified  in Adobe Photoshop