Double exposures plus some street

Enjoy these double exposures plus some street photography. I hope you’ve had a great weekend. It’s almost finished now, but it will return in less than a week.

Check out Paula’s B&W Sunday post:

My Heart Is a Flower

"My Heart Is a Flower" is a song by avant-garde band King Missile. It was the only single from the band's 1991 album The Way to Salvation.

“My Heart Is a Flower” is a song by avant-garde band King Missile.

“My Heart Is a Flower” is a song by avant-garde band King Missile. It was the only single from the band’s 1991 album The Way to Salvation.

In “My Heart Is a Flower,” a pop rock track with elements of psychedelic rock, frontman John S. Hall repeatedly sings the titular phrase, recites a short monologue expanding on the heart-as-flower metaphor, then returns to singing the titular phrase as the music crescendos.

In an interview circa 1992, Hall explained his inspiration for the song as follows:
“ …[W]hen I really, really feel very bad, what I want to do is make myself feel better, so I’ll write something happier. ‘My Heart Is a Flower’ is really a funny song. I was very, very sad when I wrote that one and a lot of people find that surprising. But I felt really, really trampled on, like a flower that’s been thrown down in the dirt, when I wrote that. – Source: Wikipedia

My heart is a flower,
Budding, blooming, dripping dew,
Dropping petals all over the place,
Making a big hopeless mess,
Stinking things up,
Waiting for someone to come flying over and suck the pollen out of me,
Suck me dry,
Til I wilt,
Til I am nothing,
Til next spring.
My Heart is a Flower

– King Missile (John S. Hall)

My Best Photos 2013?

My blogger friend Paula suggested that I should make a post with my best photos of 2013 – one for each month. I found it difficult to pick out the best photos of the ones I posted in 2013, but I gave it a go. 

Some of the months were easy, because I didn’t have that many photos to choose from, while other were more difficult. For the most difficult ones I chose to add a “runner up photo”. Most of these photos were shot in 2013. Some of them are older, but they were all posted in 2013.

It’s with great joy I present you this gallery:  

I know you probably won’t sift through this endless list of links, but for those few who are specially interested – the photos are from these following posts:

  1. January: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/sorenga-bjorvika-ii/
  2. February: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/gamlebyen-then-now-oslo-hospital/
  3. March: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/we-used-to-visit-grenoble/
  4. April: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/c8h10n4o2/
    – Runner-up: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/enjoy-the-ride/ (Runner-up because of personal reasons, but also because the photo tells a story.)
  5. May: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/taking-it-easy/
  6. June: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/the-barista/
  7. July: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/scale/
    – Runner-up:  https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/sommernatt/ (Runner-up because it won me a prize.)
  8. August: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/focus-sleepy-in-jerusalem/
  9. September: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/weekly-photo-challenge-inside/
  10. October: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/natalia-kuternoga/
    – Runner-up: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/photography/ (Runner-up because it was connected to one of the pages – not to a post. Also because it has been previously published in the blog)
  11. November: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/weekly-photo-challenge-eerie/
    – Runner-up: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/updated-flickr-gallery/ (Runner-up because it was a part of a post about my flickr gallery. Originally the photo was published in 2012)
  12. December: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/resting-leaves
    – Runner-up: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/weekly-photo-challenge-grand/

See more photos at WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/weekly-photo-challenge-joy