13 May 2011

Stand By Me

Grand Canyon.
June 2009.

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, oh I won't be afraid

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain
Should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear

(Ben E. King - Stand By Me)

I've been busy preparing a presentation about the Gundestrup cauldron. Out of the six presentations I'm going to give this semester, it's the most important one. The Gundestrup cauldron is a masterpiece of Celtic art. All those presentations are the reason I didn't get out much during the first half of this month, and won't get out much in the second half either. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload new pictures in June.

Let me share with you two websites of photographers (#1; #2), the trailer for a movie about mountain biking, and the trailer for a surf film
The latter features a spoken monologue which goes as follows:
"The funny thing about fairy tales is that we forget about them so fast... and we grow up, we buy things, we build up fences. We sell our innocence and forget our dreams. We forget who we are in order to be something we're not and we'll keep believing in these so-called truths... until we forget how to live... or until we open our eyes and wake up."
I was impressed, to say the least.

Have a great evening.

- Dom


donnie said...

lots of presentations - i think university is harder now than when i was there :))

Dominic Doherty said...

Despite the stress, it's still a lot of fun though - I love the research in the library.
The reason university is harder now than it was back then is that you have to complete the B.A. degree after six semesters / three years. There's less time to study, less time to read, less time to write, so you're always in a bit of a hurry...
I don't mind the short amount of time too much though, because I can't wait to work. :-)

T. Becque said...

You caught the colors of the canyon nicely.
Speaking of movies, I saw a great one the other day, The Bang, Bang Club. Photography, war, true story = excellent movie.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Trisha! I haven't seen that one yet, it'll be released in June... I read an article about the true story a while ago. Thank you for reminding me!

Brooke said...

beautiful photos :) i do believe i've seen these before... or ones very very similar from older posts of yours. i checked out both of those trailers and i fell in love with both <3 i feel like artists, film markers, photographers, and the like that capture things in such ways remind me instantly as to what i love about life so much. and i completely agree with too about said paragraph! it's almost dead on to what i've written countless times in the pages of my journal.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much! I agree with what you said about art and life...

Emm said...

Stunning photographs! The Grand Canyon is at the top of places I want to visit in my lifetime, but alas, not likely in the next couple of years. I loved the trailer for that surfing film. I loved his accent.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much!