Friday, March 03, 2006
"The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn." David Russell.
The river contained very little water. But what concerned me was the growth of those pretty bright green water plants in it. A plant that spreads as a plaque in the South of India. The growth is so dense that there is no life life underneath it possible. It blocks all the sunlight. Killing beauty...
On the other side of the bridge, almost invisible in this photo, people were doing the laundry in what little water was left these days. We walked over there, and watched them for quite some time... Such a colorful sight!
I love the stories that go with this girl's work almost as much as the photos themselves...ALMOST ;-)
Below It He Would Sit
Below It He Would Sit
The old man said to me,
"Long before these crowded streets
Here stood my dreaming tree."
Below it he would sit
For hours at a time
Now progress takes away
What forever took to find
And now he's falling hard
He feels the falling dark
How he longs to be
Beneath his dreaming tree
-The Dreaming Tree, by Dave Matthews Band.
This Tilt-shift looking beauty is an easy in for here!-koduckgirl
Children of Lao Chai
The little brother and sister of my friend Chem, A Black Hmong girl from Lao Chai village near Sapa, nortern Vietnam. I nearly died chasing this boy thru the water-filled rice paddies, running along the soggy,narrow ridges that separate the terraces. My feet sunk ankle deep into the mud, which splashed up all over me, as I nearly took a dive into the mirky waters. Needless to say I was quite a mess by the time i caught up with him and gave him a good tickle! Of course he was perfectly clean. he floated above the feilds with such speed and agility...I must be getting old :D
Fabulous double portrait!-koduckgirl
Frilly mushrooms 2
Warm temps + rain = fungus !
Pre-Christmas the weather turned balmy. Sixty degrees & rain made toadstools & mushrooms pop up all over the neighborhood. These guys - unlike any I'd ever seen before - popped up in a neighbors yard. First time I saw them (late twilight) I thought they were too fantastic to be real; they had to be some of those ceramic or glass lawn ornaments folks often put in their flower beds. Next day we walk by - imagine my astonishment to realize they are alive !
Our astonishment too baby...our astonishment too!
Do you see it? (as often: it's all in the details.....)
"I'll tell you how the sun rose ~ one ribbon at a time." Emily Dickinson
This is not a collage. It is a straight photo of valley and ridge on the edge of the Chilterns. I could hardly believe it when I first saw it, and just hope I have caught it effectively enough.
I think it becomes clearer when viewed Large.
Of course you have "caught it effectively enough"! As usual my dear! ;-)-koduckgirl
Crystals through a macro lense
towering in the dark
Bitumen plant at Pinkenba - these white tanks picked up so much of the surrounding light reflections and make for a cool shot of industrial function at night - I am fairly happy with this one, the problem is always capturing enough light without washing out - this is 25 seconds from memory but I think i can do better - I had the camera on a lowish ISO so need to work with it. still experimenting with night shots.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments - all welcome and wanted
My two cents? You are doing great! This is a Magical night image!-koduckgirl