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Confutatis Maledictis was uploaded to Flickr

or something

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I took Confutatis Maledictis on September 24, 2020 at 03:23AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 24, 2020 at 08:50AM


Obviously, didn’t take this photo at 3:23 AM in my local time, but there is some bug in the system that insists upon subtracting 5 hours from this automated time stamp. Usually doesn’t matter, but this photo is not of a moon.

confutatis maledictis

According to Google Translate, this phrase means, “Doomed”, but I don’t think that is completely accurate.

Wikipedia has two translations of this phrase from the Dies irae:

When the wicked are confounded,
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded,
Call me with Your saints surrounded.
Once the cursed have been silenced,
sentenced to acrid flames:
Call me, with the blessed.

Truthfully, Mozart’s Requiem came on my iTunes shuffle this morning, and I liked the phrase. Only later did I wonder what confutatis maledictis really means, and researched a bit (including asking my brother who studied Latin in school).

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City Sonata Number Twenty Nine was uploaded to Flickr

Hipstamatic double exposure

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I took City Sonata Number Twenty Nine on March 01, 2020 at 11:29AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 01, 2020 at 05:29PM

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Pip checks out the N95 particulate respirator was uploaded to Flickr

happened to have a bunch from a long-ago project

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I took Pip checks out the N95 particulate respirator on February 29, 2020 at 08:36AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 29, 2020 at 02:42PM

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Nothing In The News Today was uploaded to Flickr

Hipstamatic

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I took Nothing In The News Today on February 23, 2020 at 10:58AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Just A Little Song was uploaded to Flickr

Hancock Building (or whatever its called these days)

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I took Just A Little Song on February 23, 2020 at 10:59AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Waiting For Our Fair Share was uploaded to Flickr

Chicago

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I took Waiting For Our Fair Share on February 23, 2020 at 11:12AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 23, 2020 at 05:14PM

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Bleak Midwinter Archive Dive

I find it harder to take new photographs in the bleak mid-winter months, so instead dig through my massive archives of unprocessed photos. I randomly click around in my Lightroom catalog, find a time that has lots of photos that I never really looked at, and often find some interesting images to work on. 

For instance, these are all from 20121

Ever Since The Day Began

Ever Since The Day Began – Downtown Chicago with a bit of snow.

As Is Usually Required

As Is Usually Required – Fulton Market somewhere. A study of light and brick.

I Almost Remember Now

I Almost Remember Now – alley, Elmhurst. I have no idea what that thing is, maybe for coal?

Nothing Was More

Nothing Was More – Blue Line, CTA tracks, and interstate traffic, Irving Park, Chicago 

As Close To Yesterday

As Close To Yesterday  – West Loop CTA tracks at dusk

Footnotes:
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Early Evening Snow Flurries was uploaded to Flickr

West Loop. Commute should be fun

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I took Early Evening Snow Flurries on January 17, 2020 at 10:36AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 17, 2020 at 04:44PM

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Rush Hour in the Snow was uploaded to Flickr

Commuting tonight should be fun

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I took Rush Hour in the Snow on January 17, 2020 at 10:36AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 17, 2020 at 04:44PM

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Head In A Vice – Explored

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

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Too Many People, Too Many To Recall was uploaded to Flickr

333 W Wacker

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I took Too Many People, Too Many To Recall on May 26, 2016 at 06:47AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 08:58AM

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Thanks, Obama was uploaded to Flickr

That’s the cheapest gasoline I’ve purchased in quite some time.

And for the record, not directly related to Obama’s administration, as far as I know. (Though it was a talking point of Newt Gingrich and other GOP presidential candidates in 2012)

for instance:
http://ift.tt/1HeyuUX

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I took Thanks, Obama on February 15, 2016 at 12:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 15, 2016 at 06:04PM

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Candy Is The Answer was uploaded to Flickr

Clark St., Andersenville

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I took Candy Is The Answer on January 26, 2016 at 08:19AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 26, 2016 at 02:19PM

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David Bowie Is…Waiting was uploaded to Flickr

From the 2014 retrospective at the MCA Chicago

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I took David Bowie Is…Waiting on November 09, 2014 at 07:19AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 11, 2016 at 10:02AM

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Lake Michigan Is A Dangerous Body Of Water was uploaded to Flickr

Evanston, just south of Northwestern University

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I took Lake Michigan Is A Dangerous Body Of Water on January 07, 2016 at 07:01AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 07, 2016 at 01:01PM