A couple of days last week …

21 Dec

Well, actually a couple of weeks ago … the first batch gave me so much trouble in getting them ready, that it's only just now that I've got them into publishable form. They were just plain difficult, mostly because each part of some of the photos required a different treatment. I reckon I ought to know better than to take pics like that. The weather was actually pretty bad, which gave me extra trouble with the funny lighting.
Here they are; the first is a puddle in a carpark:

And then a trip down to the water, later in the afternoon:

And the power plant:

And closer:

I was struck by the view coming down the road to the water, so, on the way back out, I pulled the car off the road and shot this sequence of three:

And a couple of days later, on a different part of the waterfront, and a VERY different sort of day, these reminded me of Word's gulls, huddling for warmth:

And I like this one, because it gave me the opportunity to crop it into three horizontal stripes:

And I couldn't resist the light illuminating these reeds:

And that's it …
Cheers, all!


Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


28 responses to “A couple of days last week …

  1. SittingFox

    December 22, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Interesting series, DW :up: I like the horizontal stripes – that would make for an unusual flag :DThe reflections in the puddle are excellent as well.

  2. derWandersmann

    December 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks, Adele … As I look back at these, I can see that I maybe should have posted them in an album … especially those darker ones. I'll do that, now … I put them here because I like to talk; hopefully the larger size in an album will open them up a little.

  3. serola

    December 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Very good series :hat: I just love those stormy pictures. Well done

  4. judithchen

    December 23, 2011 at 4:12 am

    so special….:happy: … illuminating these reeds …i like it 🙄 and the puddle in carpark can make it to another art too….:idea: 😉

  5. derWandersmann

    December 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Thank you, both. Sami, the bigger ones in the album open those dark stormy ones up a little … but they ARE dark, and there's no denying it.Judith, I suspect you know by now that it was Adele that remarked about the cloth.

  6. MrLeffe

    December 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Beautiful selection of pictures. 🙂 🙂

  7. RedFreya

    December 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    ..but they ARE dark, and there's no denying it.

    It gives it atmosphere. It gives the feeling of winter.:)

  8. studio41

    December 24, 2011 at 3:12 am

    nice contrasts, sun- and brooding sky. the stormy cloud coverage made an excellent shot with the rocks below- looks nippy out for sure!

  9. derWandersmann

    December 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    The silly part is that it wasn't cold at all … temps in the 40°s (F). I was shooting without my glomitts on, and my jacket was open. Normally at this time of year, there are piles of ice on the beach and rocks, I'd have a down vest under my jacket, and my glomitts on.I think we're having Fimbul-Summer. LOL

  10. elzaserr

    December 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ..a little depressing but still beautiful photos!!!! :up: Merry Christmas, my dear friend!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

  11. RedFreya

    December 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Happy Christmas dW.

  12. derWandersmann

    December 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Wow! Christmas cards! And I didn't send out any … sigh …Thank you, Ladies!

  13. RedFreya

    December 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

    :up: :cheers:

  14. studio41

    December 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:


    haven't heard this term before

  15. RedFreya

    December 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Originally posted by derWandersmann:


    I wondered too. Are they "glow mittens": luminescent fingerless gloves.:D

  16. derWandersmann

    December 28, 2011 at 9:12 am


  17. RedFreya

    December 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I do know what they are :doh:, I just needed to put a name to them.:up: 🙂

  18. derWandersmann

    December 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  19. NLDH

    December 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Great photos :up:

  20. MrLeffe

    January 1, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Happy New Year dWThose mittens are nice We call them Hunting Mittens or gloves

  21. SqueakeyCat

    January 2, 2012 at 5:01 am

  22. derWandersmann

    January 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks, Squeak … Same to you.BTW, did you send me a sort of chain letter thing, asking me to forward?

  23. debplatt

    January 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Very nice series of photos despite all the difficulties it gave you. We've also been having cloudy weather. Some days the clouds aren't pretty at all because they've merged into a uniform, light gray sky.

  24. Regi9

    January 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I like all your photos.:)

  25. derWandersmann

    January 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Thank you, both …

  26. Zephirine

    January 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    It doesn't look cold there!! A warm winter! ;)Happy New Year!! :up: :cheers:

  27. derWandersmann

    January 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Grazie, la mia bella italiana, e un Felice Anno Nuovo a voi!

  28. Zephirine

    January 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Grazie mille! 😉


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