Friday, August 29, 2008


This is just a note stating that this website, my blog, and the shop will have no further editions until next Monday. By then, I should have one or two items in the shop and plenty of posts during the week ahead. 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dear Readers:

In case you haven't noticed, I have not posted yesterday and today - why? It is not for lack of photography or inspiration, but merely for lack of time and growing of personal business. Beyond that I cannot explain. I will not be posting as frequently as I used to everyday, but please keep checking back. I hope you will continue to enjoy my photographs, whether they be delayed or not. This will also be the same for readers of my blog Danish Poet. Though I had grown into the habit of posting every day on that blog, I will be incapable to do that until a large holiday or next summer. However, in the mess of things I assure you the Danish Poet Shop will be up and running soon with t-shirts and possibly posters. 

Please keep frequent,
Arnold Layne

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paradise 7

A few years ago my great grandmother had to move out of the home she had lived in for thirty years - a small cape in the town of Hicksville, Long Island. Of course, over the years she had collected many items in her house which varied from cheap jewelery to small sunhats. Among the clutter of her second floor, I discovered two cardboard road signs, one reading Intercourse 69, and another reading Paradise 7. Taking the second sign home with me, I hung it in my bedroom where it is displayed to this day. This is a photograph I took of the number 7 on the sign. I like the vintage feel it has to it. 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Parking Lot Lights

This is a photograph I took for Skywatch Friday of some lights in a parking lot I was driving by. To me, the cloud behind them looks like an eye, what does it look like to you?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

This is a photograph of a watercolor my father painted that is hanging by the bottom of the stairs in my house. If you look closely at the painting, you can see my reflection in the glass.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This is a photograph I took of a chandelier reflecting on a beautiful ceiling. As of the moment, the location of where this photo was taken escapes me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clouds and Traffic Lights

This is a photograph I took in the car of some street lights hanging by a wire with a beautiful backdrop cast by the setting sun and a street lamp in the corner. 

Please forgive the absence of a post yesterday, I am afraid I got caught up watching Edward Scissorhands.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Unidentifiable Flower

This the last and final photo in the flower photo series. The week has come to an end, and I am very grateful for all your encouraging comments. I may make these photos available on Picasa Web Albums but until then you must wait. This is yet another photo of a flower I found and was unable to define. I hope you've all enjoyed the week.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


This is a picture I took of a rose in a large pot on my patio. It's a very beautiful pink rose plant that sprouts about three flowers every summer. I've taken pictures of it before but none have ever come out quite like this.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hydrangeas 2

This is the exact same hydrangea bush that I took a photo of before, so I couldn't think of a more creative name. I showed this photo later on in the week because I think it is better than the first one.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rose of Sharon

This is a photo I took of one of the many Rose of Sharon flowers surrounding my patio. Rose of Sharens are a very common and beautiful flower on Long Island, and always seem to attract hundreds of bees. The flower has so much sweet-smelling pollen that the bees usually overdose, and I find them covered in pollen and stumbling drunkly through the air (if one can stumble drunkly through the air) back to their hive near my attic.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Black & White Flower

I'm not even sure what type of flower this is, that is why I entitled it "Black & White Flower" All I know is that it can be found in my backyard, so if anyone can tell me what flower this is by the picture, please do so.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Hydrangeas are my favorite flower to photograph. These are some white hydrangeas in my backyard that I'd always admired and thought looked even better in black and white.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Introducing A Week of Flowers

From this monday to this sunday will be Flowers Week. Every day I will post a picture I took of flowers with a black background. Today's flower week entry is a photo I took of some daisies that can be found in a pot on my stoop. Sometimes it is hard to capture daisies on a sunny day because the pure white petals becomes so bright the photo comes out bad. However, when the beauty of a daisy is captured it can be stunning. Personally, I believe I captured these daisies quite well, but let me assure you I saved the best flower photograph for last this week. 

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Greenwich Door

In case you haven't noticed by now I love to hang around Greenwich Village. This is a photograph of a battered old door I found leading into an apartment building in Greenwich Village. A month after taking this picture I saw a man on the street selling a photograph of the same door - who'd figure? Maybe I should start making some money myself...

Saturday, August 9, 2008


One of the things I love about Manhattan is the graffiti. Not the meaningless colored scribbles that you find on the inside of bridges, but the creative artwork that is made by those who are bursting with artistic ability. The most beautiful graffiti is usually found in Soho, but I believe I photographed this near Greenwich Village. Believe me, this isn't the nicest graffiti I've found, but it's the nicest graffiti I've photographed in black and white. 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sea of Clouds

This is a photograph I originally took to capture the beauty of a stunning group of clouds. However, the building that was originally in the way of the perfect shot soon became part of it, as it gave it the clouds the effect of expanding very far and looking like a sea of clouds. This is one of those photos that look better when you enlarge it. 

Thursday, August 7, 2008


This is a photograph I took of an engraving I found on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Aviators, or Aves, as I most lovingly refer to them, are by far my favorite type of sunglasses. My uncle, who is a professional photographer, has his own pair of which I snapped at a family barbecue. If I had not darkened the picture, you would have been able to see my reflection in the glasses.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


This is a photograph I took of a beautiful, iron candle lantern hanging to the right of my backdoor. It was bought a very long time ago at a garage sale, and it leaves the faintest, and yet most magical light when a candle is placed in it and lit on a clear summer evening.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Please Forgive Me...

But I am afraid that for some reason Blogger is preventing me from loading any photos onto todays post. I would try later, but I've already made plans to view Being John Malkovich for the first time and do not want to miss it.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


This is a photograph of the hundreds of leaves that grow on a tree canopying my driveway. What I always loved about these leaves is the fact that they are shaped like a heart.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Skywatch Friday

This is a photograph I took for Skywatch Friday of the top of a building in Greenwich Village. What I personally like about this photo is how wispy the clouds are above the building.