For this week’s Tip Of The Week, I decided it’s time to lighten things up. For years I’ve written about a technique, a new concept, a how-to, something to do with Photoshop or some general photo information. It’s obvious that photography is one of my passions, but you may not know I also enjoy my music. It’s made many a mile driving down the highway or sitting in a plane go by a lot faster and much more enjoyable. While cruising the interstate listening to my iPod set to shuffle, a number of old favorites filled my speakers with sound. Each song made me think about a photo, a photo pun or a visual related to the lyric. As a result, the idea for this week’s tip was born. I Googled classic song lyrics and paired them with a photo that relates to them either literally or figuratively. The following are the words and images I pulled for each. Enjoy the lyrics with their accompanying photo and if you know the tune, sing along as you read!
Imagine John Lennon
Imagine all the people
Livin' life in peace Yoo hoo
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
I'm sitting on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay
Good Vibrations Beach Boys
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
How I wish
How I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls,
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here
Let It Be The Beatles
And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be
Song Is Over Pete Townshend
I sing my heart out to the wide open spaces
I sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I sing my vision to the sky-high mountains
I sing my song to the free.
This Land Is Your Land Peter Paul and Mary
I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me.
Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin
There's a feelin' I get, When I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen, Rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
I woke up this morning,
Smiled at the rising sun,
Three little birds,
Sat on my doorstep,
Singing sweet songs
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