Some more …

29 Mar

Folks seem to get tired of looking at all the same ones, and then they stop commenting. Maybe I should put up more philosophical posts, but, even though I'm a wordy guy, I just can't bring myself to address that sort of subject … I'll give it a glancing blow, but I don't like to stick around for much more than that.

On the other hand, I'll photograph the same subject over and over … I think it's partly because conditions change, and partly because I'm seeing things that I haven't seen before. Some folks may find that boring … I sure don't. I think (uh-oh, this is getting philosophical!) that the more familiar one is with a subject, the more little details come to one's attention, and the more insight one has into its nature. Maybe other folks see that differently … they can't stay in one place for a long time; they have to have fresh subject matter. I find that my first pictures of a place are pretty pedestrian, and it's only later that I start to get the stuff I really want. I'm the guy that spends an hour or two setting up a shot, waiting for the light, etc. of something that everyone else steps on while they're trying to get the standard tourist shot of the mountain in the distance.

So, here we go … these are edges, again, mostly … dawn and dusk …

I like the "implication" of the sun's position in these. Dawn at the lake can just blow me away.
Apparently this fellow thought the early sunlight was a blessing, too:

But not all mornings are so clement … A misty, moisty morning, and cloudy was the weather …

And here comes the sun … (do I dare say "do do do do"?) …

Not so nicely arranged, but some wavelets for Pam…

And a self-portrait, of sorts … LOL

And, moving right along … another dawn …

Everything almost glows when the sun hits it.

No mackerels, but this is better, anyway … a mackerel sky.

and one who sails the sky …

And meanwhile, two gulls "on station" at the lake …

And the Autumn is coming … I suppose that might be the "edge of Autumn".

Now, folks, you might as well settle back and watch, 'cause there's a bunch coming … all from one day, one morning … I couldn't stop shooting; the light was so amazing. And there's no strawberry shortcake at the end, either, so brace yourselves.

And one … after all that, late at night:

Uh … sorry about the strawberry shortcake.


Posted by on March 29, 2009 in Uncategorized


63 responses to “Some more …

  1. derWandersmann

    March 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Yes, you are.

  2. risis1977

    March 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Yeephee i'm the 1st..Thats wonderful shots.. Its really clearly.. Like a crystal..There's no dust in your pics, no blur.. Perfect.. But if i try to get a pic of nature, always bad.. Never had g good one.. But maybe because i don't have a good camera..Its to expensive for me.. Perhaps i could try to save my money.. And could buy a good one someday..Thanks derWandersmann..:D.

  3. davidchiragdin

    March 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Bewitching photographs & tremendous writing skill. Impressed.:yes: :yes: :yes: ⭐ Thanks for visiting my page.

  4. solidcopper

    March 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    It is hard to comment when I am browsing on my cellphone because only the first few photos got loaded. It may be the same for other folks using a handset. Next time maybe break it into two posts. Just a thought. I will be back to view them on pc. As usual I like your rambling.

  5. derWandersmann

    March 29, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    LOL … maybe it would be better if I got loaded.I never imagined anyone trying to access this stuff on a phone. What in blazes can you see? And do you carry a microscope?Wow. I've gotta think about that.

  6. hughchips2006

    March 30, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I don't think you should wonder why people comment or not. There are many reasons of this. I myself was very busy the whole last week, so I had no time to wonder. But whenever I have time, I will come back to the blog I found interesting. Your blog is the one I return first because of the nice pics. So please don't change your style. It is very special.

  7. risis1977

    March 30, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I thought he was in that shadow..I just looked to his hair..I knew it..:D.But if i was wrong i'm sorry dW….:)..

  8. ricewood

    March 30, 2009 at 4:03 am

    For me, with photography, the simpler, the better – mostly.I very much like the two gulls watching the world.

  9. derWandersmann

    March 30, 2009 at 11:03 am

    What shadow?Do you guys mean the fisherman? (Yes, he has a fishing rod in his hands; it gets kinda lost in the lights and darks of the waves.)Or the "self-portrait"? That IS me … and it's not blurred, either … the grain of the pavement is sharp, right next to the shadow. I just thought it was an amusing picture.ME AND MY SHADOW(Written by: Fred Rose – Al Jolson – Dave Dreyer)Me and my shadow Strolling down the avenueOh, me and my shadow Not a soul to tell our troubles toAnd when it's twelve o'clock we climb the stairsWe never nod 'cause nobody's thereJust me and my shadow All alone and feeling blue(Instrumental Break)And when it's twelve o'clock we climb the stairsWe never nod 'cause nobody's thereJust me and my shadow All alone and feeling blueActually, I wasn't the least bit blue … I was feeling fine. But this just put me in mind of the old song.

  10. risis1977

    March 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Wow.. Awesome D..:D.Well hi maryam88,nice to meet you too….:up:.D….:).Thats mean the shadow in that pic was really you.. Weren't you?Just please answer that.. I thought everybody is corious to know that..Have a nice day dW…:))

  11. risis1977

    March 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    See… I was right..Maryam88.. I was rite…:D.Thanks D. I knew it..

  12. derWandersmann

    March 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    It's pretty hard to make a self-portrait of someone else, Risis.Of course it was me.

  13. risis1977

    March 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Ups sorry maryam.. I was just not to clearly to saw your name..Because when i wrote that comment, i didn't used my glasses….ha..ha..:lol:and i forgot where i was put my glasses on…:D.Silly isn't it?You can laugh out loud maryam.. Its ok..Well see you around..It pleasure to met you..:up:. Have a nice day D.

  14. risis1977

    March 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Hi solid.. Nice to meet you… I love to read all your comments…:).Coz when i read everyone's comments ..i can learn on it.. You know my english real bad.. anyway..Hi maryam, you have a good blog..:D.

  15. solidcopper

    March 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I am back and the Force is with you.Many good photos, dW. :up:

  16. solidcopper

    March 31, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Originally posted by maryam:

    Hi solid… Do you remember me.

    No, I don't remember you. I remember Tabo Lake. :lol:Originally posted by risis:

    Hi solid.. Nice to meet you.

    Nice to meet you, too. I don't have a shadow, mind you. :right:

  17. studio41

    March 31, 2009 at 1:03 am

    another nice album

  18. annoushkiss

    March 31, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Wow… I'm impressed! The pictures are amazing and the sketch on your ramblings is really stylish :up: Very good post! Though I misunderstood one thing :confused: Why autumn?!

  19. risis1977

    March 31, 2009 at 5:03 am

    He..he..:lol:..Even you don't have a shadow bout me..I'm just proud of you.. For your kind to me..and answer my hello…:D.Hi..kiss..Hi again maryam..:).

  20. annoushkiss

    March 31, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Hi, Risis 😀 I'm Anna 😉

  21. derWandersmann

    March 31, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    No shadow, SC?Are you an opera character? Die Frau ohne Schatten … Richard Strauß, I think.Or is it something more … uh … ominous?How about reflection in a mirror?LOLOLOL

  22. risis1977

    March 31, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Hi… D..He..he…:D.How are doing t'day?@Annoushkiss, hi anna .. Nice name.. I love your name..Its glad to meet you in the dW's blog, ….:lol:…:yes:.

  23. hughchips2006

    March 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Do you know Rusian? I just think you are American?

  24. annoushkiss

    March 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks, Risis 😀 Nice to meet you, too! :yes:

  25. risis1977

    March 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Friend now? I'd love to be your friend..:up:.

  26. derWandersmann

    March 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Я думаю, она означает, вы, Анна.

  27. hughchips2006

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    So all of them make you rather mysterious 🙂 You are so lucky to have a chance to revise your Russian everyday. I see that it is so good. I also learned it when I was young but now I forget almost.

  28. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Well, there it is … I'm "the mysterious stranger", the wanderer, at home everywhere … and nowhere.LOLBut that's almost true. An old saddle-tramp, a little surprised to find himself still alive and living in such a curious place.

  29. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Only a little … I'm very good with the engines, however. I took Russian in college, but that was a VERY long time ago. It is getting better now, because my daughter's ex-husband married a Byelorussian woman, and now I hear lots of Russian, and some of it is coming back.Yes, I am an American … if Mark Twain had not said it before me, I would say "I'm not AN American; I'm THE American". But my roots are in the North and West of the Old World, and I carry the blood of the Celts.

  30. hughchips2006

    April 1, 2009 at 1:04 am

    We will always go our own way though we intend or not, though we are expected or not. Is it right?

  31. annoushkiss

    April 1, 2009 at 2:04 am

    @Risis- sure!!! 😀 😀 😀 @DW – you probably meant "Я думаю, она имеет в виду тебя, Анна" 😉

  32. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Yes … but in English, the two forms are equivalent, unless the context is quite different.

  33. annoushkiss

    April 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

    That's one of the most difficult things about learning any foreign language! I mean when the semantic field of the word in one language just partly co-insides with the semantic field of its equivalent in the other language. The word "mean" in the English language has a wide semantic field, it has multiple meanings.So… that's ok! 😀 😀 😀

  34. annoushkiss

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    LOL! You see, DW… Languages from the inside is my profession 😀 That's why it's better skip the topic as I'm too addicted to it and crazy about the history and development of the English language besides :insane: and I can be too boring…

  35. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Sorry, Anna … I forgot to answer your question … it is the BEGINNING of Autumn … the "edge", if you will. The "edge" of Summer, too, of course.And your remarks about English strike a chord with a letter I recently received from a Brasilera, complaining about the tremendous number of English words that have the same spellings, but different meanings and even different pronunciations … "homonyms" they are called.I explained to her that English is not just one language … there are at least three major languages that make up English and countless others that have made minor contributions …. now if the English were, say, German, or even French, they would have immediately started "regularising" the spellings … to conform with how words in their own languages are spelled. Once one learns the "rules" for pronouncing German, one can pronounce virtually every German word one finds in print. But it must be remembered that a good deal of the genes and culture of the British Isles is Celtic, and it just so happens that the Celts are quite possibly the most capricious people in the world (It is my personal opinion that that is one of the reasons we were sent here, but we can leave that for another time.). So … the Celtic nature of the British just took what words they liked and left the spellings alone. I think they thought it amusing, anyway. Which is why, in English, "ghoti" does not spell "fish".LOLOL

  36. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    It is said that these things are planned, before we arrive, and I think that is probably true. But I also know that it is possible to surprise the planners (including oneself, because one is part of the planning) with an unexpected move. Then the world-lines take some time to shift back into place. Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos have their work cut out for them, then. LOL

  37. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Ah! We have a smart lady here, folks … watch your linguistic step!Actually, Anna … I like talking about these things … especially if I don't know much about them … I graduated from the University of Chicago, where it was necessary to learn the art of learned discourse upon topics that one knew nothing about. And that's only partly funny.It's much the same with my German friend … she keeps offering to help me with my German. I tell her that I don't need any help, I just make the stuff up. It's the Germans who need help, figuring out what I mean. Alas! most of them don't care. Imagine that!LOLOLOLAnd I love finding out things I never knew before … just this morning, my Scottish Lassie told me that the oak known as English oak in Britain is descended from one parent oak, thousands of years ago, that the oaks all over Europe and Britain are all genetically identical, if they are native. That's a new one … I'm going to have to research it; I can't just leave it alone.

  38. annoushkiss

    April 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    LOL! Not so smart indeed!!! Anyone can see that my English is too awkward and far from being perfect :down: My theoretical knowledge of philology is of little use in practice… But I think it's too funny! 😆 😆 😆 I mean your University course, it's really something unusual. So you can hold on the conversation without any notion of the topic… Wow… You must be a politician 😉

  39. derWandersmann

    April 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Damn! I've missed my calling!Actually, it wasn't a course … if one hoped to survive at the University, it was an art one learned. More a psychological technique than anything else, I think. If one SOUNDS learned enough …

  40. annoushkiss

    April 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    … so What? It's the question of only the first impression, isn't it..?

  41. derWandersmann

    April 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

    An Irish lady, out of words?The end of the world is at hand!Welcome, Josie!

  42. PainterWoman

    April 4, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Well, I'm bummed…I didn't get a notice of your new post! I guess the subscriptions expire or something. Have had to re-subscribe to several Opera friends! In any event, another bunch of fab photos! Thanks for the wavelet! Loved the grasshopper; loved all the gulls, especially the gulls on the light post, the mackeral sky and the self portrait. 😀 But, of course, you know I love all of them. Also like the ones with all the cranes and smokestacks sticking up on the shoreline. I'm fascinated with cranes for some reason. Anytime there is construction going on downtown, or anywhere for that matter, and there is a crane moving something, I always stop to watch. That would be a very lonely job being so high up controlling it by yourself. A dangerous one too. I remember a couple of them falling over last year or so.

  43. derWandersmann

    April 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I've noticed that, too … there are some that I just don't get notices about.

  44. Zephirine

    April 5, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I don't know how to explain it in English but in your pics there's a kind of breath, of air that makes them very pleasant. Maybe it's the subject, the light or the composition… I know I like them a lot!! :up:And I hope next time you'll have the cake you forgot to post here!! :D:D

  45. Javabackpacker

    April 6, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Hello . . 🙂 . Its nice to visit your blog . . . Wonderfull . . . :up:. I think all of those picts are not looks beauty because of a good gadget too. . But . . Its created with a man who have fully of love to explore it by camera . .Great instinc and great job . . . Nice ! 🙂

  46. derWandersmann

    April 6, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Maryam, you know I will always save you a piece. And thank you for the heart.And Zephirine, mia bella Italiana … I did not forget to post it, it was all gone! And I read now about the recent seismic unpleasantness … is everything OK where you are? Mr. Javabackpacker … Thank you!

  47. AgnetaM

    April 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks for charing this!Beautiful photos and they takes the breath away!And I like to read your thoughts!And you are so right, you can discover new things at the same spot over and over again!Always a pleasure to look in here!!:D

  48. AgnetaM

    April 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    😀 Thats a way to see it!!

  49. derWandersmann

    April 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you, Agneta … I am always gratified, naturally, but also amazed, at such praise for what I love to do. Thank heavens I have to go out to take the photographs, or I would spend all my time sitting at this computer, working on them and getting fat from no exercise!

  50. Zephirine

    April 7, 2009 at 3:04 am

    @ derWandersmann I'm well, thank you!! Only tremor and big noise where I live! You're very kind, thanks again!!Ahhh!! And thanks for "bella italiana"!! :lol:@ Maryam – Hi!!!! Nice to meet you, too!! :D:lol::D


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