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July 10th, 2005:

[photo] egg hiding in plain sight

egg hiding in plain sight
egg hiding in plain sight
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I almost passed over this image entirely and, even now, hesitate to post it. It’s one of those images that I find myself liking more and more every time I look at it, but I wonder if it will be appreciated by anyone other than me.

I find the bands of color and light to be interesting — dark, then white, then dark, then green. As an abstract nature image, it has a nice pattern. The bright splotches within the dark bands serve to break it up a bit, as does the cracked egg resting on top of the hedges. But, perhaps the white splotches are too distracting from the pattern the image holds. Perhaps the egg is not discernible enough and therefore causes yet another distraction. What do you think?

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always.

Birthday Party Aftermath

The party was a huge success. There were enough people around and good times happening that I didn’t even need to subject any of you to my silly party games. However, for the next time, I still think my drinking version of “heads up 7-up” would be a lot of fun.

Aside from the 3 attendees who opted not to drink at all, I’m pretty sure every guest was drunk at some point. Despite the large number of people and high level of intoxication, nothing was ruined and no real messes were made. The only “damage” is one small smudge on a wall in the kitchen and the fact that I have to reset every clock on the house. Furthermore, only one person got sick.

Many people walked out out the door around 3am telling me that that the party was a great time. While I certainly would like to take credit for that, it was you all that made it such a good time.

So again, thanks to all of you.

As usual, I didn’t take any pictures. If any of you have digital records of the evening, I’d love to have copies. I’m sure more stories, pictures, and embarrassing moments will surface in the coming days.

[photo] tall round flower with crispy petals

tall round flower with crispy petals
tall round flower with crispy petals
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I love the look of flowers that are still on the stem but mostly dead. Something about the soft hues of tan and brown that their parts take on.

It’s funny because, with all of the beautiful vibrant flowers at the Arboretum, after I looked at my captures for the day I found that over half of my flower photographs, were of the dead or dying variety.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always.

[photo] symmetric fountain falling

symmetric fountain falling
symmetric fountain falling
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This image is a bit cliché I think. I’m sure everyone who sets foot into the Arboretum has, at one time or another, taken a shot of this fountain from this same angle. But, the near-perfect symmetry of the shot makes it very interesting to me.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always.