Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Same Sky, Different Angles

More photos from the lake:

With this one I wanted to show the reflection of the sunset on the water, so I walked to a spot along the lake where there was nothing between me and the lake.

Same spot, just zoomed in on the horizon.

Here I moved to a spot to capture the pier and some local flora as a frame for the sky and water. If you wait for the right moment at sunset, everything in the foreground turns into a silhouette.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Not Alone

I am captain of my little craft
and its only crew
I sail along without a raft
so sinking will not do.

I write a letter every day
and toss it to a wave.
The words I hope will reach you say
Don't be afraid. Be brave.

To whom my letters go, and when
they get there? I've no clue.
But sometimes (every now and then)
I'll catch a note from you.

--Lynn Viehl

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wrought Rose

I have walked past one particular wrought iron gate a couple dozen times over many years, and yet today was the first time I noticed this detailing:

I noticed it only because I was obliged to stand next to the gate for a few minutes while waiting for someone.

I love little architectural details like these, and I can't believe I never noticed it before now. Makes a good visual metaphor, though:

Stop and see the roses!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Littlest Picasso

Just when you start to think all kids care about are television and video games, you catch a glimpse of the next generation of artists.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Smudged Sunrise

The air seemed to be golden pink when I got up this morning to walk the dogs. The clouds slowly turned peachy, too, so I stopped on the way home from school drop-offs to watch the sunrise:

The pink wasn't showing up on my display, so I tried a different angle:

Which didn't work, so I took another few steps, and promptly fell on my face, thanks to this:

Luckily I didn't land on the wrong hip or knee. Next time I think I'll check the ground before I put my head in the clouds.