Jim D Robertson: Blog https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog en-us 2021 Jim D Robertson (Jim D Robertson) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:36:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:36:00 GMT https://www.jimdrobertson.com/img/s/v-12/u562106388-o209080153-50.jpg Jim D Robertson: Blog https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog 120 120 Morning Snow https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2014/1/morning-snow

Woke up before sunrise this morning and couldn't fall back asleep. Perhaps I was worrying about frozen pipes, work, and moving, among possible other things. Tried meditating on my breath but eventually settled on meditating with my camera. Photographing always puts me in the present moment. Once I finished observing the moment outside my window, my breath was waiting.

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The Capitol https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/12/the-capitol

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Adherence 4 https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/10/adherence-4

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Adherence 3 in SHOTS Magazine No. 121: The Five Senses https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/10/adherence-3-in-shots-magazine-no-121-the-five-senses http://www.shotsmag.com/

Adherence 3 by Jim Robertson

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Pedway https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/10/pedway

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Lavender https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/9/lavender

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Fresh Image of the Day: Dragon's Tail https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/7/fresh-image-of-the-day-dragons-tail

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Fresh Image of the Day https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/7/image-of-the-day

(Jim D Robertson) data hand samsung star trek tissue tv https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/7/image-of-the-day Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:28:16 GMT
First Place Portfolio, NAGC! https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/6/first-place-portfolio-nagc This is my recent 1st Place winning Photographer's Portfolio entry in the National Association of Government Communicators Awards competition. This is my second year in a row being awarded top prize for my work in Kentucky Law Enforcement Magazine.



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adherence: (n) Faithful attachment or support : DEVOTION https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/6/adherence-n-faithful-attachment-or-support-devotion Don't get stuck. Be aware and keep an open mind.


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Fresh Image of the Day: Yellow Bridge https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/1/fresh-image-of-the-day-yellow-bridge It's a bridge. Run with the metaphor!

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Photo Archive: Blue Descent https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/1/photo-archive-blue-descent From Osaka, Japan in March of 2010. My wife is currently there visiting her family for the holidays, so I'm thinking about her while posting this image. Intensely looking forward to her return home to me this Friday. Safe journey, my love.

(Jim D Robertson) blue jacket japan osaka platform steps train https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/1/photo-archive-blue-descent Thu, 03 Jan 2013 05:01:00 GMT
Fresh Image of the Day: 9 Minit Lube https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/1/fresh-image-of-the-day-9-minute-lube Not eight. Not ten. That's NINE minits! Get Lubed!

from the ongoing series Southland

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Happy New Year! https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2013/1/happy-new-year This image and post is not an attempt to make anyone feel guilty about being happy or having plenty. It is a hopeful reminder to keep any level of compassion alive in you for 2013. This woman was moving much more baggage than you see here. She would carry a few bags by hand for several feet, then go back and get her cart. She repeated this a few times while I watched and on the rare occasion when I could see under her hood, she had a smile on her face. I don't know if she was homeless or mentally ill, both or neither. I do know she is a fellow human being deserving of respect and compassion regardless of her story.

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Fresh Image of the Day: Wong Wong https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-wong-wong from the series: Southland

A work in progress

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Fresh Image of the Day: Everyone Welcome https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-everyone-welcome from the series: Southland

Preview of a work in progress.

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Fresh Image of the Day: Frame Outlet https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-frame-outlet from the series: Southland

A preview of a work in progress.

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Fresh Image of the Day: Shiny https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-shiny

(Jim D Robertson) https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-shiny Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:01:00 GMT
Fresh Image of the Day: White would be more bearable... https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-white-would-be-more-bearable I know, right! If it's going to be cold and wet, it might as well snow. I say this while a blizzard blankets areas to my west and north. Take care ya'll. I'd come get half of your precipitation if I could.

(Jim D Robertson) branch snow tree wet winter https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-white-would-be-more-bearable Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:51:48 GMT
Fresh Image of the Day: Love Among the Lights https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-love-among-the-lights Merry Christmas to you all!

And to all, many good nights!

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Fresh Image of the Day: Clare & Nuge https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-clare-nuge Clare & Nuge are not home, probably haven't been for quite some time. 

Don't know where they went, what breed they were, if they were a couple or siblings.

Just feel they probably lived and loved unconditionally

And were deserving of such a fine home.

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Fresh Image of the Day: 5:40 PM https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-5-40-pm My moment as it was at 5:40 PM today.

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Fresh Image of the Day: Crow https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-crow

]]> (Jim D Robertson) tree branches crow sky dark dreary weather https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-crow Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:28:48 GMT Fresh Image of the Day: Fluid Space https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-fluidity

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Fresh Image of the Day: Pink Over Pipes https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/fresh-image-of-the-day-pink-over-pipes Discuss.

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Gallery Image of the Day: Hell is... https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/image-of-the-day-from-the-archives-hell-is

Hell is...

A big burly samurai comes to the wise man and says, "Tell me the nature of heaven and hell." The roshi looks at him in the face and says, "Why should I tell a scruffy, disgusting, miserable slob like you?" The samurai starts to get purple in the face, his hair starts to stand up, but the roshi won't stop. He keeps saying, "A miserable worm like you, why should I tell you anything?" Consumed by rage, the samurai draws his sword and he's just about to cut off the head of the roshi when the roshi says, "That's hell." The samurai, who is in fact a sensitive person, instantly gets it, he just created his own hell, he was deep in hell. It was black and hot, filled with hatred, self-protection, anger and resentment, so much so that he was going to kill this man. Tears fill his eyes as he starts to cry and he puts his palms together and the roshi says, "That is heaven."

- from The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

- Image from the gallery Instant Gratification


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Image of the Day: Follow Me https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/image-of-the-day-follow-me

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Image of the Day: Threads of Manjusri https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/threads-of-manjushri

Planned to wax poetic about this one but ran out of time. I guess that's why I take pictures.

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One Man's Trash... https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/12/one-mans-trash

Starting my New Year's resolution early this season, um, at least one of them. I decided to adopt the ol' take a photo a day idea to boost creativity, hopefully. I'm aware nobody is probably reading this but it's an exercise so that really doesn't matter. But one day perhaps my trash will be another's treasure. Watch it all unfold here. A golden opportunity!

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F-STOP Magazine Again! https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/6/f-stop-magazine-again  


This is like combining my previous two blog posts! F-STOP Magazine chose six images from my ongoing series Lost & Found for the Issue #53 Serial Photography Group Exhibition. Lost & Found began as an effort to remember the lost pets we all see photos of in our communities before they fade from time and the elements. Some are found but I find that those postings are rare. Thank you, F-STOP Editor Christy Karpinski for the honor inclusion in the exhibit!

(Jim D Robertson) dog f-stop honor magazine publish https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/6/f-stop-magazine-again Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:48:00 GMT
F-STOP Magazine https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/4/f-stop-magazine

F-STOP Magazine selects four images from my Zen Japan gallery for Issue #52!

It's an honor anytime someone recognizes my work from among worldwide entries so I am very excited to be a part of this open-themed issue of F-STOP Magazine.

Wish there was a copy I could hold in my hands but, as they say, this is the future of magazines. Plus, no trees are dying to support it (as far as I know). Check out the link here:


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Lost & Found https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/3/lost-found  


New addition to Lost & Found project!

(Jim D Robertson) dog intersection lost poster reward sign https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/3/lost-found Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:14:19 GMT
Seasonal Shift https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/3/seasonal-shift  

My front window view
Three days after
Killer tornadoes
Swept through the state
And temps reached into the 70s.
Kentucky weather.
(Jim D Robertson) house kentucky snow street trees window winter https://www.jimdrobertson.com/blog/2012/3/seasonal-shift Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:39:30 GMT