About this next bunch …

07 Feb

I joined the Night Photo thing, and then I looked to see if it was listed on my "About" page, and found I had somehow got into The Lounge, too. So I canceled The Lounge, and then discovered that the Night thing had disappeared, too … I was a touch miffed, but then I looked at the rules for the Night Photo group, and decided that I didn't care for them … I don't do much in full dark; not that I haven't, or haven't seen some stunners, but by-and-large, I prefer "the edges" to the "centre"; that is, dawn and dusk. If there's a bit of sun showing, it's alright with me, as long as it's a valid picture element. As a matter of fact, I seem to have LOTS of that sort of shot, with sunlight and clouds … my wife and kids used to call 'em my "god shots"; I don't know what God calls 'em. My Scottish Lassie remarked that I do have a strong tendency to shoot diectly into the sun, and I agreed. Then she started doing similar things herself. I wonder if it's contagious? I'm pretty sure it's not in the peanut butter. Scots don't eat much peanut butter. Mostly, they drink.

Anyway, I bethought myself of the sorts of shots I'm most likely to make, and thought that perhaps I should put up a few, so here they are … there are SOME midnightish ones, but not many … most are at the "edges" …

You've perhaps seen this one, before … it's the new wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum, and is a work of art in itself … designed by a Catalan architect named Calatrava, it is called, simply, "The Calatrava" … those "wings" are adjustable, to control temperature inside. The picture was taken just at sunset, looking EAST.

And here are a few of stormclouds at the end of day … different days, though.

Now, this one WAS at night … I used a flash to shoot snow in the dark, out my window.

This is a dawn shot, from my old house …

I was after the geese, but the setting was perfect …

A nice sunset out at the rifle range …

Another stormy sunset …

And a colourful one …

And the last, for now (I'm gettin' tired) …

And that'll about do it, for this time … I'm still waiting for a bunch that somehow my new machine can't read, but my Son-In-Law's can … he's got 'em on a portable HD, but he hasn't been by lately. Besides, there's only so much folks can take of this sort of thing.

Cheers …


Posted by on February 7, 2009 in Uncategorized


16 responses to “About this next bunch …

  1. PainterWoman

    February 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Another bunch of nice photos derWandersmann. If I had to pick faves it would be the art museum and the geese. Oh, as to The Lounge. I think we're all automatically added to it when we sign up to Opera. I'm a member of a few things but rarely participate cuz I'm too busy doing other things.

  2. derWandersmann

    February 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you, m'lady … As I look at 'em now, I notice the magenta on the left … that camera always had a tendency to make the left end go magenta and the right end to go green. That was the Kodak DX4900. I mentioned it to my Scottish Lassie, and she said that that sort of thing seemed to be a feature of didgies … her Nikon D100 did it, too!The new camera doesn't seem to do it so much. I actually developed a routine for correcting it in Photoshop, but sometimes it was really resistant, or else the magenta areas would go all grainy, clumpy, like. The sort of thing that can make one go crazy.

  3. PainterWoman

    February 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I do see a slight magenta color on the first two but not on the others. I just figured it was the sky.

  4. ricewood

    February 8, 2009 at 2:02 am

    I never saw The Milwaukee Art Museum, but I'm glad I did now.I love it when the actual building presents itself as a piece of art. Seems very welcoming to me as a guest in an art museum.This building looks very light. Like it's about to take off.

  5. derWandersmann

    February 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    One of the adverts on the telly here has a looped sequence of shots that show those wings flapping like a bird's.

  6. derWandersmann

    February 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Yep. I'm a storm fan … maybe it's Beethoven's fault, or Schostakovich's or Mahler's … but anyway, I find them wonderful. People are always yelling at me to come inside, but I can't resist the lure of a good, loud storm.

  7. Huong Lan

    February 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Great photos, der Wandersmann! :up:

  8. derWandersmann

    February 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Why, thank you, dear … this is a surprise, to find you here. Folks, this is Huong Lan, a young, pretty Vietnamese woman with a mother who makes me smile … she has some nice photos.

  9. Merc1

    February 9, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I've always enjoyed looking at your photos! they are beautiful! i love them

  10. Huong Lan

    February 9, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Hi Der Wandersmann, thanks for your kind introduction about me and my mom. Wish you a nice week! :)Lan

  11. folleherbe

    February 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Bonjour Der Wandersmann, your photos are beautiful,I joined " the Night Photo thing", 😀 :DI putted my album in third position, and you know whatof course I took photos by night, but I posted my old photos of dusk…It's so beautiful…:) 🙂 Many members make the same thing!!!Of course the rules it's to take photos by night!!!But you're welcome in this group if you're always interested!!! 🙂 🙂

  12. derWandersmann

    February 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Merci, FolleHerbe … I appreciate your praise. The praise of those who know is especially welcome, and curiously enough, so is their criticism, and for the same reason: they know.Perhaps I shall join the "Night Photo Network", at a later time … I must attend to getting all my pictures into my machine, first … my old machine wrote them onto a series of DVDs, and now this machine insists that some of those DVDs are blank, and wants to write things to them. Luckily, my Son-in-law's 'puter is not so snooty, and has picked the pictures off those DVDs and written them to a small, portable hard drive, which he will bring to me tomorrow … Then it is a matter of getting them classified and catalogued, and rooting through them to find what I want. There are some lovely moon shots, and other dark-time phenomena.I thank you for your invitation and your visit.

  13. zetorres

    February 14, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Indeed Foll, they are realy beautiful photos! :up:DerWandersmann you are very welcome to NPN! :):):)

  14. derWandersmann

    February 14, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Danke schön, mein freund, and welcome to my little space.

  15. zetorres

    February 15, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Thanks :):)

  16. derWandersmann

    February 17, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Thank you, Josie Mae … and welcome. Pull up a chair, as they say in Ireland. I may have some songs for you, anon, if you'd like them.The quality of your photos doesn't matter … they are but one medium. You bear the visual genius of our Folk in your genes … it shows in your other work.


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