On Connections

Connection: from the Latin connexion-, connexio, from conectere
First Known Use: 14th century

Connection: The act of connecting

Connection: The state of being connected

Bolts and Rust

Bolts and Rust

Connection: A correspondence between two partially ordered sets

Connection: Contextual relation or association

Connection: Relationship in fact

Connection: Causal or logical relation or sequence

Chained Down

Chained Down

Connection: A relation of personal intimacy

Connection: Common interest as political, denomination, social, professional, or commercial

Connection: An arrangement to execute orders or advance interests of another

Connection: A means of communication or transportation

On the Rails Again

On the Rails Again

Connection: A personal tie by marriage, kinship, or clan

Connection: A source of contraband

Connection: A an electronic link between databases, terminals, or virtual

Synonyms include coherence, continuity, link, affinity, association, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationship, union

Antonyms include breakup, disconnection, dissolution, disunion, division, parting, partition, schism, scission, split




Connection: an early Rolling Stones song

Steve is a long-time friend, a good guy, and long-time photography enthusiast. It’s been a while since we’ve done a joint post. This time I picked the theme, wrote the text, then challenged him to provide the photos. See our other collaborations (Time and Waves) by going to the Sidebar > Categories > Photos by Steve or by clicking here.

I encourage everyone to visit his site to see his photos, which are available for purchase. He will also respond to comments here when he can, so feel free to ask him questions.

Photos by Steve Ancik, LightWavesImages

77 thoughts on “On Connections

  1. I had to think about the ‘source of contraband’ and then realised it is probably that thing you sometimes hear slightly dodgy people say in movies ‘I have a connection who can …….’

    I’m sorry, but I’m with Elyse on the song – it’s terrible! I suspect its the quality and the version – it might be quite good sung by somebody who can sing……. πŸ™‚

    The photos are great – I like the odd connections they make and the compositions. The last one ‘unhinged’ looks like a pen and ink drawing that might be found in an old edition of a Charles Dickens novel. It’s excellent work!


  2. I just visited Steve Ancik’s website. Wonderful stuff! I especially like the ways he angles his subjects – reminds me of Van Gogh, and also his color enhancements.


  3. What a fantastic collaboration! You two must be connected indeed as the words and images liaise perfectly… I am definitely going to check out more of Steves images! Beautiful.


  4. Ah Frank, found your post and love it – the concept of connection is the sweet nectar of life. Steve’s photographs are awesome and a real treat. A neat collaboration!


  5. What superb photography! I went to see Time and The Wave also. I found the Wave a bit disorienting.and surreal….couldn’t get any sense of scale..a bit like being stuck in a taffy-making machine or a bowl of mocha cake batter….the essay on Time, though, I thought was exquisite..a haunting balance of order and chaos…this same sense of moving-toward and moving-away pervades Connections… Thanks, Frank…and Steve!


  6. “Connection”, an outstanding example of how context is essential to understanding the English language, and also, perhaps, why Artificial Intelligence has been so elusive. Nicely done, Frank.


  7. Found it! πŸ™‚ You might want to say [others have] ‘Lovely gal, but ever so slightly dim and much given to making rash assumptions.’ – thank you for your patience πŸ™‚

    It was not what I thought – isn’t it an amazing piece of natural art! I a pleased to hear human traffic is kept to a minimum – but even so being such a soft stone, damage is sure to happen.

    Steve’s photography is beautiful – he has an artist’s eye. I am happy to have been introduced πŸ™‚


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