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Here we go, again …

07 May

Let's hope I can keep on this, this time … I've started this entry two or three times, and one thing or another has interfered and I've had to cancel … there seems to be no way to save a "draft" or an unfinished entry; one must simply dump it and start over.

And that's about how my life has been, here, of late … one damned thing after another seems to be pulling at my sleeve, demanding attention. Even the act of finishing photos, which is a pleasure (It's one of the few pleasures that causes me to swear a lot, though … Photoshop can be very difficult at times.), takes up a lot of time. I do not begrudge it the time, but on the other hand, it does limit my time for other things. Including this.

We've got a few more to post … these are all from 2007, still … I'm just sort of working my way 'round the ever-circling years, trying to put up things I like and things that I think will appeal to others, bearing always in mind the loosely-defined "theme" of "edges" … edges of night, edges of day, edges of seasons … you name it. "Points of inflection" as a mathematician might say. Or might not; I am not a mathematician.

Let's start:

Edge of night, you see … this was in back of a restaurant where I used to meet my daughter in happier times. And this next is a wacky shot of one of the indirect-lighting fixtures on the outside of the restaurant … Photoshopped half to death:

… and if you think that getting that squared up was easy, it wasn't. Sigh! What we'll do in the name of Art.

A nice, late afternoon … surprisingly comfortable … remember folks, this was October. Maybe I didn't say that, but now I have.
But, a harbinger of what is to come …

Winter is on its way; we have only to wait.

This is a far more Autumn-like sky … the sort of "bleached" look; the pale blues, the "pale whites", if there can be such a term, of the clouds … Juxtaposed with the brilliance of the foliage. Some of the foliage shots I'm not even going to post … they are too brilliant, too intense to be believable … I hardly believed them myself, and I was there.

And the misty, moisty mornings, as the lake gives up its Summer heat.

But, even with the chilling of (seemingly) the whole planet, there are those who brave the elements to forage for a bit of breakfast …



That algal bloom washing ashore like that was pretty disgusting-looking to us, but it was (if you'll pardon the wordplay) duck soup for others.
And here we have what amounts to human foragers … the daughter learning, the father teaching:

And as Autumn deepens, the house, hitherto concealed in its leafy garments, seems slightly embarrassed by the searching eye of the morning sun …

Oh, well … let's call this one to a halt; I've been conscious that my posts are rather long; we'll save some for later.

Cheers, all …

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13 Comments

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13 responses to “Here we go, again …

  1. Zaphira

    May 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures as ever. :up:As for this:

    there seems to be no way to save a "draft" or an unfinished entry; one must simply dump it and start over.

    you can save it as "private" instead of "public", and then edit the post when you feel like it. When you're done you can just edit it and make in public. :voilà:

     
  2. derWandersmann

    May 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you, Or should I say "Tak!"? (Allan taught me how to spell it.) For both the compliment and the advice. It sounds as if it will work.

     
  3. Zaphira

    May 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    You're welcome …. Or "selv tak" :)It works for me, I often start several posts at a time, and finishes them little by little, when inspiration hits me.

     
  4. ricewood

    May 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I'll second the photo-compliment.Also I'd like to add, that I have occasionally written my entry in a text editor and only finally copy/pasted it to the online form.

     
  5. Zephirine

    May 8, 2009 at 7:05 am

    …and I'd like to see your long posts more often. Great pictures. :up:

     
  6. derWandersmann

    May 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Is this a long one or a short one?And thank you.

     
  7. Zephirine

    May 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Medium!! :lol:It's long for the photos and short for the words! :)Actually, I like posts full of pictures, I don't care if they are long. 🙂

     
  8. derWandersmann

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Good; that's what I got. Step right up!Actually, that reminds me very much of my late fraternity brother (the fraternity isn't late, he is) and myself … we'd get together for several hours a month, and just show each other slides. Both of us just loved images; they didn't even have to be good. As long as there was an image on that screen, we'd sit still and look at it … many of the same thing, with little variations in exposure that only we could see … even the blank ends of rolls, that the machines had mistakenly mounted … sometimes even with holes punched in them … we'd have taken knives and needles, etc. to the emulsion side and drawn little pictures on them … we'd look at ANYTHING!I wonder if it was pathological?LOLOLOL

     
  9. Zephirine

    May 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Pathological??? 🙄 …maybe!! 😀 😀 😆 😆

     
  10. annoushkiss

    May 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Great sky pictures! Enjoy them a lot :up: :up: And interesting rendering… as always!

     
  11. PainterWoman

    May 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I don't mind your posts being long at all. This one is probably medium as someone else said. Another great bunch of photos. Love the photo of the house and how you said it looked 'embarrassed'. You narrate well and I like the things you say.The one with the intense reddish orange foliage is gorgeous. Please do post the other ones you think wouldn't be believed. I think we would believe them.

     
  12. derWandersmann

    May 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Well, OK … but I gotta find 'em … and you guys will be thinking I've cranked up the saturation in Photoshop.

     
  13. AgnetaM

    May 23, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Lots and lots of beautiful pictures!! it is always a pleasure to visit your blog!!I hope you have a nice weekend! best greetings!:)

     

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