For those who always suspected I have a screw loose, here's your proof.


It's my birthday, and I need to get out of the house. Down on the Lower East Side I have a photo shoot with my friend Sean, and afterward I amble around lower Manhattan, thinking over the last year and how far it is from the one before. I feel I have no center. This shiny wheel catches my eye, and the nestled paths of spokes and orbit - or is it slings and arrows? - fits the day.


A few birthdays back I jotted this on a napkin as I looked over Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade:


On Circle Day I watched Monster Island

From across the reach of water.


The ongoing and evolving Utata Thursday Walk project is a straightforward one - take the camera, go for a walk. I do that. It clears the head.


This image is from my third Thursday outing, which I generally do on Fridays, but which happened on the Wednesday this time out. Thursday is, after all, a state of mind; and this is my birthday anyway, so if I say it's Thursday, it's Thursday for me.


See the rest of my Thursday Walk images in the Getting the Hang of Thursdays set.


In a happy confluence of events, Utata does a lightning weekend project called Hot Wheels - this image fits snugly there as well.

  • Joe Lenihan 9y

    happy birthday
  • Wil C. Fry 9y

    Great reflection. And yes, happy birthday!
  • jennifer blakeslee 9y

    you couldn't have asked for a better birthday present than this masterfully fantastic shot. wow!
  • Linus Gelber 9y

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. JK, no one has ever called me masterfully fantastic I don't think (at least, not for photography). That's pretty awesome - thanks again.
  • Lú_ 9y

    Happy birthday, Linus! This is entirely charming. :)
  • nj dodge 9y

    Happy Birthday Linus (maybe a loose lugnut...) kidding
  • Mitki 9y

    Happy birthday! Wonderful shot.
  • edwardjackman 9y

    Happy Birthday (belated) Linus.
    walk it off.
  • Linus Gelber 9y

    Thanks, all - welcome wishes. And I do love shiny round things - kind of irresistible, eh?

    e., they never made enough miles for that.
  • Danny B! 9y

    A bit late but Happy Birthday anyway ; )
  • Dave 9y

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