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Head In A Vice – Explored

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Head In A Vice

I took this photo of my stairway late Friday night, decided the photo would look better with more starkly defined lines, and converted it to black and white as i stood on the landing (via Snapseed and then Hipstamatic, I believe, but perhaps only in Hipstamatic). I realize Flickr’s Explore is a computerized algorithm, yet I still am amused when the attention firehose is pointed in my direction (as of this moment, this photo has 54 Faves and 1,873 views; for comparison, this photo has  5 Faves and 161 views). I didn’t even put in a caption at the time, nor add it to any group as it was late and I was a bit inebriated when I took and processed the photo. Was it timing? Was it just happenstance? 

Don’t get me wrong, I like the photo, or else I wouldn’t have uploaded it. But what exactly is better about it than the others I’ve uploaded

Written by Seth Anderson

November 27th, 2016 at 11:49 am

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Born Already Ruined was uploaded to Flickr

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Cruising on Highway 41 (aka LSD)

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I took Born Already Ruined on September 25, 2016 at 11:34AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 23, 2016 at 09:22AM

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November 23rd, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Spoke Together All In A Rush was uploaded to Flickr

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Lake Michigan somewhere

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I took Spoke Together All In A Rush on March 29, 2013 at 06:12AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 06, 2016 at 10:13AM

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October 6th, 2016 at 9:57 am

Overlooked In Haste was uploaded to Flickr

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Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City

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I took Overlooked In Haste on July 23, 2016 at 06:18AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

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September 16th, 2016 at 9:33 am

Declaration of Immigration was uploaded to Flickr

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18th St., Pilsen, Chicago

“We Are a Nation of Immigrants
No Inhumane Treatment
Deportation
Family Separation
Detention
No Wall
No Human Being is Illegal
National Security is used to foster Inter Ethnic Tension”

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I took Declaration of Immigration on June 23, 2013 at 12:12PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 25, 2016 at 11:02PM

Moorish Science Temple of America inc was uploaded to Flickr

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Temple Nine, 1000 N Hoyne, Ukrainian Village, Chicago.

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I took Moorish Science Temple of America inc on June 16, 2013 at 01:55PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 24, 2016 at 01:42PM

((Sometimes, not all times, but more than half of the time, these automatic IFTTT posts are created twice. Too lazy to troubleshoot, so this is an apology for all the future times it will happen))

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August 24th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Things Go Back and Forth was uploaded to Flickr

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Metra train, Ogden Avenue

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I took Things Go Back and Forth on May 21, 2013 at 11:58AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 24, 2016 at 11:38AM

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August 24th, 2016 at 10:42 am

M. Hohner Special 20 – Key of C was uploaded to Flickr

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Harmonicas are extremely easy and hard to learn.

I had one for many years, but it got sat on and squished one drunken night (might even have been me, but probably not). I never got around to replacing it until today.

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I took M. Hohner Special 20 – Key of C on August 19, 2016 at 07:03AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 19, 2016 at 01:28PM

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August 19th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Drink Your Sidewalks Like Wine was uploaded to Flickr

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Construction, West Loop somewhere, Chicago

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I took Drink Your Sidewalks Like Wine on June 07, 2012 at 04:59PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 19, 2016 at 10:03AM

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August 19th, 2016 at 10:44 am

Free Soap was uploaded to Flickr

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35mm, scanned from a print (sadly). I’d guess taken in 1997, but I could be off by a few years either way.

Broadway, Chicago

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I took Free Soap on December 31, 1996 at 06:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 16, 2016 at 09:02PM

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August 16th, 2016 at 8:36 pm

The Colors Cannot Change You was uploaded to Flickr

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Random Austin hipsters at Hope Outdoor Gallery

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I took The Colors Cannot Change You on January 18, 2016 at 07:14AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 26, 2016 at 10:19AM

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July 26th, 2016 at 10:16 am

Location of Last Season’s Acorn Woodpecker Party was uploaded to Flickr

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Castle Rock Trail, Walnut Creek, CA.

From Wikipedia:
The breeding pair excavate a nest in a large cavity in a dead tree or a dead part of a tree. A group of adults may participate in nesting activities: field studies have shown that breeding groups range from monogamous pairs to breeding collectives of seven males and three females, plus up to 10 nonbreeding helpers. Young from a single brood have been found with multiple paternity.

Male acorn woodpecker with "granary tree" full of acorns

Acorn hoarded by acorn woodpecker
Food and homes
Acorn woodpeckers, as their name implies, depend heavily on acorns for food. In some parts of their range (e.g., California), the woodpeckers create granaries or "acorn trees" by drilling holes in dead trees, dead branches, telephone poles, and wooden buildings. The woodpeckers then collect acorns and find a hole that is just the right size for the acorn. As acorns dry out, they are moved to smaller holes and granary maintenance requires a significant amount of the bird’s time. They also feed on insects, sap, and fruit.

Defense and storing
The acorns are visible, and the group defends the tree against potential cache robbers like Steller’s jays and western scrub jays. Acorns are such an important resource to the California populations that acorn woodpeckers may nest in the fall to take advantage of the fall acorn crop, a rare behavior in birds.
Acorn woodpeckers can also be seen sallying from tree limbs to catch insects, eating fruit and seeds, and drilling holes to drink sap. The acorn woodpecker will use any human-made structures to store acorns, drilling holes into fence posts, utility poles, buildings, and even automobile radiators. Occasionally the woodpecker will put acorns into places where it cannot get them out. Woodpeckers put 220 kg (490 lb) of acorns into a wooden water tank in Arizona. In parts of its range the acorn woodpecker does not construct a "granary tree", but instead stores acorns in natural holes and cracks in bark. If the stores are eaten, the woodpecker will move to another area, even going from Arizona to Mexico to spend the winter.

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I took Location of Last Season’s Acorn Woodpecker Party on July 01, 2016 at 04:09AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 06, 2016 at 10:11AM

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July 6th, 2016 at 9:25 am

Colleen and George, Castle Rock Trail was uploaded to Flickr

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Walnut Creek

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I took Colleen and George, Castle Rock Trail on July 01, 2016 at 04:07AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 05, 2016 at 08:06PM

Written by eggplant

July 5th, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Summer Vision was uploaded to Flickr

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Montrose Harbor

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I took Summer Vision on June 18, 2016 at 01:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2016 at 07:06PM

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June 27th, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Sit Like An Egyptian was uploaded to Flickr

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Wells St., I think

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I took Sit Like An Egyptian on April 24, 2011 at 08:39AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 18, 2016 at 03:26PM

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June 18th, 2016 at 2:40 pm