Friday Night Photos - Dreaming of Warm Weather Edition

Got a foot of snow just the other day, here on the flat wastes of Middle America. Got to thinking of prior warm weather experiences.

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Fred says 'G'day!'

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Off to check out a new pizza place. Quibble amongst yourselves if you must.

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Daenerys's picture

We didn't get a single flake of snow from that storm here; crazy huh!
This is what we woke up to yesterday (cell phone pic):

I love hoarfrost; something we didn't have in Utah since it's always so dry there.

I haven't seen many birds around lately. I did go look today and saw lots of goldeneyes and a few mergansers on the river but I haven't looked at the photos yet. Didn't see anything when I went driving around the other day either but lots of white-tailed deer all over the place:

This one gave me a look:


A cool photo I ran across today:

Glastonbury, England it said.

Looks like Fred really enjoys that tree!

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@Daenerys
Here's Winchester Cathedral. A distant great-grandfather is buried not far from Jane Austen.

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@Bollox Ref Now you got me studying the map of England again.
This is in Oxford, but I don't remember the name of the building:

That was before I had a digital camera and had to scan photos to upload them to a computer.
This is me at Stonehenge:

That will be 11 years ago in May. Where does the time go?!

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@Daenerys

A capital of Anglo-Saxon England. There are a number of burial chests that contain the remains of various early English kings within the cathedral.

The search for Alfred the Great's grave continues.

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@Daenerys

We got the kind of snow that coats the trees this week, but it melted before I could get any photos. 2-3 inches on everything. It's too bad that I'm allergic to morning.

Great play on the light in the last picture.

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@snoopydawg Me too.
It is magical; if we get more I'll have to get out with my good camera and get some proper photos of it.

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@Daenerys definitely to Tintagel and a few of the church ruins.

Send me your FB addy if you are on there and I can send back this year's normal irruption of snowy owls from the island I had a place on. Still in contact with several photographers there. Central/eastern Ontario areas.

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@riverlover We went to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath and London with stops in Bibury and Windsor when I was there. Bath was amazing, particularly at night.

I'll PM you my FB address.

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is magical.

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@magiamma Next time we get some I'll try to take some proper photos.

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@Daenerys

Hoarfrost creates such beauty. It's nice you get to experience it.

Have you ever seen this photo?


Photo: Paul Caponigro

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@janis b It's almost spooky, but in a good way. Like spirits of the deer. I wonder how he did it.

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@Daenerys

he captured on film in Ireland. Very mysterious, indeed.

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Enjoy your pizza. Tell Fred I said hi.

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During the middle ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies.
Does anyone know if they have anything like that planned when this one ends?
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Water formats are very cool unless they are waterfalls washing out one's driveway. Snow sublimation is also neat but slow.

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@riverlover

The perfect title!

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@riverlover
an abstract serving platter in the first one.

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Pizza wasn't too shabby.

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@Bollox Ref
have a look of glass about them.

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@Socialprogressive
They look a bit like sea anemones.

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@magiamma
It's interesting how everybody sees something different in the patterns.

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@Socialprogressive that we all (more as adults?) see patterns. I may still have the ability to find the four-leaf clover in a field or to find a fossil in a gravel bed. So we recognize difference on top of pattern. Interference?

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Because we know it's true.1515883492672.jpg

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

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An interesting object on said top, convinces Fred that knocking it off is key to life.

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Nice stone sculpture by nature?

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Butting up to next other. Or maybe the one on the right is a mountain goat with a curly horn.

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@snoopydawg
That is what I saw when I first came upon it.
Now the things that stand out to me is the "fox looks more like a bull that has two horns, eyes and nostrils.

But at the top of it, I see an owl type creature, that has a mask on or is that some type sleeping long nosed animal? Do you see the baby owl inside the crack near the top of the rock?

Hmm. The longer I look at it, the more things I see in it.

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being carried by a bear, who doesn't look at all burdened by it.

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@janis b

Want to expand on it? Do you see any of what I did? No baby owls? Smile

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@snoopydawg

Now I see the two owl eyes peeking out from the crack.

Like you, I find faces in rocks to be somehow fantastically fascinating and weirdly other-life affirming.

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@snoopydawg I can't think of the word I'm thinking of. The top one looks like a pig to me though.

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@Daenerys

On the left side of it? I tried to think of what I was seeing, but couldn't find the right word. I see that too. When I first saw it I only saw the animal down by the bottom in the middle.
It came up on my screensaver today and thought I'd post it and see what others saw. I have to say guys, ya'll have strange minds. Smile
Thanks for playing.

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@Socialprogressive

Explain how you do this. I saw your setup, but I don't understand what you do to capture them. Is your camera slowed or regular speed and you're capturing it in real time? What is the bottom object?

Did you print the photos you sent and if so, what printer do you have? I have an older HP photo one that does a good job, but it's hard to find ink for it and it's expensive if I can. I have a Kodak and it prints very nice type written pages. The photo prints aren't worth jack.

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@snoopydawg
I use a StopShot trigger box and water drop kit to control the triggering of the water drops and firing of the flash. The camera shutter speed is set to bulb. To capture a shot I open the shutter then trigger the water drops and flash then close the shutter. The whole sequence last 1 second. The firing of the flash is what freezes the motion. You can check out the StopShot at cognisys.com
I do print my own photos using a Canon Pixma Pro 100. You are right, ink is expensive. I save on the cost of ink by buying it in bulk and refilling the ink cartridges. I buy my ink from Precision Colors.com.

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Heart Rocks

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The jet stream is becoming wavier

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@magiamma

After listening to your video link I think we need to lock the refrigerator door to the arctic until further notice. We need the key.

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The Flower, a master interior decorator ...

Thanks for posting Bollox. Enjoy the anticipation of warmer times.

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@janis b

Georgia O'keeffe move over! Smile

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@magiamma

was a very early inspiration. I have a book of Alfred Stieglitz's photographs of her that are as sensual and intimate as her flower and adobe paintings.

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@janis b

Plants are interesting because of how they reproduce. We are looking at the next generation of these two. The lighting on the second one makes it more soft and interesting.

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@snoopydawg

that would feel quite comforting, at least before it dries out.

Thanks snoopy.

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dystopian's picture

Hi all,

Great pics, love the hoarfrost, cathedrals, flowers, water drop splashes, all very beautiful stuff folks.

Sorry I never have time to hang, just hit and run. But like to post a couple pix when I can as a thanks to all for the great posts all week, every week, week in and out, week after week. Love the Evening Blues and gj's stuff, and all the great commenters.

SD, the rock is a Rorsarch (sp?) Rock. Wink

Since RL mentioned them, there is a big Snowy Owl invasion this year,
and lots of states have them 'staked out' now... another was just
found in Odessa, TX (by Discount Tire) this week. One way to snoop
them (and other good local birds) out is at http://www.aba.org
Click on bird news, then scroll down, find and select your state
and see whaddup in your neck of the woods.

Think warm:

Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidocelis (was Cnemidophorus) sexlineatus)
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A very happy butterfly (Mexican Tropical (Florida) White (Appias drusila)
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Painted Lady (Shining Flea Beetle (Chrysomelidae) just below center right)
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Ringed Kingfisher
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love, peace, and happiness,

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@dystopian

Thanks for stopping by and posting your photos. Snakes still give me the weelies when I see them.

Good description of the rock. I see something different every time I look at it. Don't be a stranger.

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And it's some of the best photography I've seen.

He lives here in Ogden and I'm trying to connect with him.

He has this photo there, but he took it as the sun was setting on Ostler's peak which let him capture the alpenglow. Ostler's is the tallest peak here. The time of day is critical for getting the best photo. I took mine 40+ Years ago before I understood that.

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Probably some dumb religious twit who voted for tRump. Rec'd for the wonderful photos!!!

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