A Couple from around the Apartment …

13 Jul

Being “stuck” around the apartment, in order to avoid going “stir crazy”, I’m finding myself shooting more and more pictures of the common sights around the place; finding pictures where I’d not have looked, before. I’m also finding that new approaches and techniques are necessary in this new type of photography, so I’m finding myself confronting a new learning curve, necessary for the new subject matter.

I reckon it’s time to stop talking now, and put up a couple of pics …

Resize of DSC_3184 copyKinda contrasty, what with the direct sunlight on that dirty window, and no, I’m not about to go leaning out that second-floor window, stretching out around to clean all the crud off the glass. There are two double-pane sliding windows on each side, and that’s outside my limits.

And another one, with Fuzzybritches as the subject …

Resize of DSC_3185 copyNot so bad, this time … the dirty window actually seems to help with the contrast. Incidentally, those light dots are not crud on the glass; they are actual white flowers in the lawn. Mr. Cat was assiduously ignoring me; he tires of watching the antics of the Man-Mountain that lives in his house.

Well, there they are … not very many, especially considering the total number of exposures that I made … I don’t get so many usable ones, working in these new conditions.

Take care, folks … Cheers!



Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized


15 responses to “A Couple from around the Apartment …

  1. Harry...the Man!

    July 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Those photos have a nice contrast to them both. I love how the scene through the window is a little misty, as if emphasising how unimportant it actually is and that your furry housefriend is enjoying staring through a window.

    We had a cat who loved doing that, too.

    • derwandersmann

      July 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks, Harry … your positive attitude is always refreshing.

      Most cats love to look out of windows, and if they can find a spot of sunlight, they’re in heaven.

      • Harry...the Man!

        July 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        Thank you, I hope that I am encouraging. Always good to know if I have succeeded in getting across what I feel.

        Cats sure do love looking out of windows for sure.

  2. blackcalla

    July 14, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Nice shots dW. I know what you mean about needing to get out. I’ve shot just about everything around here. One help, our dog needs walking a couple times a day–wife does it in the morning and I do in the lat afternoon. It keeps us both going.

    • derwandersmann

      July 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks, Merle … I find that I miss our old doggie more than ever, nowadays.

  3. pam

    July 14, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I like these a lot. The second one especially with kitty. But I like the contrast of the first. I don’t think it’s too contrasty at all. It’s fun finding interesting things around you to take pics of. I live in a very small trailer now so not much inside at all. But I will make the best of it for the time being.

    • derwandersmann

      July 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Can’t tell you how glad I am that you’re back in Phoenix … Fargo was no place for you … and your daughter was a bit of a tyrant.

  4. evawiren

    July 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Very nice post and I like this post … The contrast is very nice …

  5. raniahajqasem

    July 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Hello derwandermann this is me Rania , i am so happy that i am here again .

    • derwandersmann

      July 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Rania, dear! … ‘Tis glad I am to see you here … I had nearly given up hope, because all the evil I could imagine happening in your tortured land! I am so glad that you are still alive, and well enough to use your computer. Welcome back!

  6. Jill

    July 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Nice, dW. Good to work with what we can. I dare say, my windows are dirtier than this. “the antics of the Man-Mountain that lives in his house.” 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      July 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks, Jill … My quarrel is with the management/owners of the building … they could surely afford to pay, or at least subsidise, a yearly, or perhaps semi-yearly general window-cleaning by professionals … you know, chaps with ladders and other things for washing windows. Even a discounted rate might get a few windows washed, which would be an improvement.
      As to Fuzzybritches, he’s typical of cats in his territoriality … regards his humans as furniture.

      • Jill

        July 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        I think my mom’s Yorkie regards me as furniture. I’m a chair. A chair with nothing to say about it. Or, so you would think… I hope you’ll get a good storm that’ll wash clean all the windows for you.

      • pam

        August 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

        Oh I won’t even get started on landlord/management issues.


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