Saturday, April 27, 2013


Citizen with a gun vs bad guy with a knife.

Gun wins.


sue hanes said...

Joe - This is definitely a case of gun winning over knife. He was in the right place at the right time and he probably kept more people from being wounded - maybe saved a life.

Ducky's here said...

Bomb site - a photo essay

The Screaming Eagle said...

like Egypt i'm sure Obama is doing his best to send money to 'gun-free' Chicago too..

Shaw Kenawe said...

Great photos, Duckie. Starkly intimate.

Ducky's here said...

Thanks, Shaw.

The best was the little girl with the balloon hat.
She saw me swing the camera and posed. She held that beautiful position with her hands.

I snapped a couple and just bowed and said, "Thank you".

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

As usual, Ducky has to post something totally irrelevant to the topic.

Joe said...

GEC: I looked at the pictures and found them well composed, with great contrast, meaningless and disorganized.

They also had nothing to do with my post, as you said.

They were as relevant as most of what he has to say.

Ducky's here said...

No, Glen, it wasn't.

Joe is on and on about armed response and the whole idea of being prepared to meet force with greater force.

In the wake of the bombings it was my intent to deflect the topic away from force.

Joe, that was the population within two blocks of the blast site. It was an eclectic group with one photo being a Muslim family buying a balloon animal for their son.
Just a message that we aren't going to bash Muslims and play an eye for an eye.

Nothing on God's earth is meanlingless.

Ducky's here said...

... but thanks for looking at them, Glenn and Joe.

I try to find the divine in the mundane. It's not up to me to say if I succeed but in your case I apparently failed.

Now back to guns, God's business.

Ducky's here said...

Joe, how does a photo acquire meaning?

Very difficult question.

Ducky's here said...

I'm still crushed that you find my photos meaningless, Joe.

Ambiguous, yes but I just don't see how the human comedy can be meaningless. I'm just not as nihilistic as the far right.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky: "I'm still crushed that you find my photos meaningless, Joe."

Why am I not surprised at Joe's reaction to your photos?

A wise person once said that we often see in a work of art that which is most prominent in our nature.