Wednesday, November 13, 2019
“Dream no small dreams.”
~ Victor Hugo
A beautiful Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk casts its eye across the landscape from a high perch on a late September afternoon kissed by the autumn sun on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap, Slatington, Pennsylvania.
The Lehigh Gap is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.
The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
“There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.”
~ Clint Eastwood
~ Born May 31, 1930
Ruggedly handsome and immensely talented, Clint Eastwood – actor, director, producer, composer, businessman and politician – is an American icon, born May 31, 1930.
After achieving success in the Western TV series “Rawhide” (1959-1965), Eastwood rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy” of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five “Dirty Harry” films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.
Eastwood has starred in such films as “The Beguiled” (1971), “Play Misty for Me” (1971), “Every Which Way But Loose” (1978), and “The Bridges Of Madison County” (1995), and directed films including “American Sniper” (2014).
Clint Eastwood strikes a pose in this image, likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s, in which his eyes seem to be a window to his quote, “There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.” It’s Clint being just Clint … and he indeed gives this girl the vapors!
I processed this photo in sepia and added background texture by Jai Johnson for artistic effect.