Saturday, January 5, 2008

bird on a wire

Like a bird on a wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

--Leonard Cohen (1934- ) Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist

I took this photo today up at Bays Mountain in Kingsport, TN after finally getting the chance to meet up with Kingsport photographer Earl Carter over some very tasty barbecue at 12 Bones Restaurant on Main Street. As always, he was very gracious with his encouraging words and helpful advice. We swapped stories about our influences and experiences with photography. As a huge Johnny Cash fan, I had to ask him about the powerful portrait of Johnny and June which appears on Earl's website. I loved hearing about his friendship and interactions with them over the years. Click here to see their photo on Earl's website. And click here to read Earl's blog post about our lunch together.


  1. Perhaps you are aware, but your bird on a wire appears to be a tufted titmouse. As always, enjoying the photography.

  2. Thanks for the identification help, Rose! :)


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