Saturday, March 12, 2011


03.12.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Patiently waiting (really no other choice when you are chained to a tree!) for its owner to reappear, this brightly colored bicycle caught my eye. Both the orange finish and the unusual placement made it stand out from the usual expectations.

In times of disaster, the 'usual' is often replaced by the atypical. Stories coming from Japan exemplify caring human behavior replaces the usual anonymous disconnect demonstrated in populated cities. On twitter, Kim Cofino retweeted a Google doc that shows translated Japanese tweets sharing stories of such concern and personal regard for strangers. Understandable, but shameful, that such attention needs a disaster. Hopefully, more global connectivity through social networking is also increasing the value of human relationships. 7th Ave N & 8th St, Naples, FL


  1. I love the composition of this photo. The orange really does catch ones eye. As you said, it's unfortunate that it sometimes takes disaster to catch our attention.

  2. I agree with Shelley- LOVE the composition of this shot. You've shown just enough to bring the viewer in, however left enough to their imagination. Well done!

  3. Great shot! Great political/social commentary! Keep it up!

  4. Disaster brings out the best in some (not all) people. It is good to hear those stories. But i think there are many such stories in good times too - they just don't make the news.