Whatsity end of summer photos.

The end of summer has me down more than usual for some reason.  It doesn’t help that the whole health care debate has left me feeling like nothing can ever change, or that the CDC is warning that as much as 40% of the population might catch H1N1 (Susan and I both teach, and Asa is in school, so we are basically screwed).  It might have something to do with my having procrastinated in writing my syllabuses, which are due next week.  The academic year looms in front of me like Everest, and I’m not ready to swap my flip flops for hiking boots.

So I’ve got to complete my class prep and pass on writing a Whatsit post.  This has me scouring my photo archives.

This is a set of summer photos, taken over the past few summers, and culled for their abstract Whatsity-ness.  Maybe some of them might freshen up the daily banner slot for the site.  There are camping trips, concerts, images from Burning Man, 4th of July fireworks, all sorts of other travel miscellanea, and shots taken from the roof of my house on hot summer nights.  I’m in one shot and Asa is in three shots.  Some of the photos were taken off the port side of a Carnival Cruise ship, the story of which will inevitably become a Whatsit post itself, and one photo is a long exposure of a police helicopter scanning my neighborhood.

Enjoy what is left of your summer, dust off your syllabuses, and steer clear of sneezing students.

xoxo

rf

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12 responses to “Whatsity end of summer photos.”

  1. Dave says:

    Wow. So nice.

  2. Jeremy says:

    These are really, really good. Incredible, even.

  3. Mark says:

    Brilliant!

  4. Lisa Parrish says:

    Ditto. Rogan, you have a real talent for photography.

  5. autumn says:

    I’m enjoying every excellent shot and feeling too the angst of Summer’s end.

  6. swells says:

    these are too good to see all at once. Can we have them as the next however many Monday photos, to savor one by one in their goodness?

  7. farrell fawcett says:

    I see a lot of new candidates for the tgw ongoing masthead photo rotation. Dave?

  8. g.a. says:

    5: did someone say shots?

  9. Scotty says:

    Fucking awesome!

  10. lane says:

    really cool . . .

  11. Thanks for nice things said.

    7. ‘masthead!’ That was the word I was looking for. Dave, feel free to use any of the photos for the masthead (if you care to).

  12. N. says:

    Rogan, I just saw these today. It’s a gift that you have – being able to see and convey some very extraordinary concepts through daedal use of mundane objects. I’m not saying anything new in my comment, but to not comment at all (in my opinion) would not be fair to your work.