Saturday, January 23, 2010

After the Rain

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It rained steadily here most of the week (great for this arid land, crappy for my mood) so between that and the relentless Saga of the Sick Kid (see pretty much any of this week's blog posts, I was reduced to talking about nothing besides my child's illness. I even bored myself.) photographic opportunities have been pretty light on the ground. I did manage to grab this shot on a super-speedy (15 minute) photowalk around the neighborhood, during which I also realized that my camera's light meter was completely malfunctioning. Had I tried to listen to what it was telling me this, and all of the day's images, would have been completely black. Luckily common sense won out and I used setting that made sense, rather than the idiocies the camera was suggesting.
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The camera's now off at the shop and I'm trying not to lie moaning in the corner, curled up in the fetal position, at the thought of being without it.
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26 comments:

Aileni said...

It will have to be a camera phone.
Hope you uncurl soon.

Spiderdama said...

Very nice shot with the reflection in the water:-)
Hope you got som sun again soon and a great weekend!

Lucy said...

I know what you mean. I've turned into somebody that never leaves the house with out the camera. It's addictive!

Lucy Corrander said...

This is the kind of picture I would hang on my wall.

The sensor on my camera is putting a dark blotch in the sky whenever it is a deep blue and I keep postponing having it sent away for sorting. Must do . . . must do . . . must do!

Feel better soon.

Lucy

Robin said...

I know what you mean Lucy - my sensors were a mess as well and I kept putting it off. I'm having them cleaned this week too, as long as it's already in the shop.

Bengbeng said...

i had a most unusual adventure today in the most unexpected places n guess what.. i forgot to bring my camera :)

Hope yr mood improves soon

Tammy said...

I love reflection shots and this one is just great! I hope you get your camera back soon!

John said...

Was it a camera phone as Aileni suggests. You got the shot anyway.

Mimi said...

You could call this "reflections on grey" , match the mood too!
The other thought that comes into my mind is - out of adversity... can't remember the second part but my own version would be ..superb creativity.
Hope things are better now.

Carver said...

What a great reflection shot. I hope your kid will be well soon.

RuneE said...

Rain is good for at least one thing - it creates fine opportunities for reflections.

All the best for your child!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Streets captured..I don't walk along- thanks for the view of your world. For us, we've been having a bit of a drought..very dry for the Islands but I'm enjoying it.
Well, I'm having camera problems too! We'll see?? Hope the blues and sickness leaves you!! My blessings to you and your family, Regina-

quilly said...

Lovely shot, Robin. Having your camera in the shop isn't a tragedy, it is an excuse to buy a back-up camera! ;)

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful! I love this shot! All those reflected lines are great.

Oh, the misery of being without a camera. I hope yours gets well very quickly.

Dina said...

Oh no, camera deprivation!

Nice shot. Sort of like a rolled out Agam fountain. Is that still in Dizengoff Square?

Calico Crazy said...

Neat shot, I like the reflection in the puddle. I hope the sick kid gets better, the rain clears up, and your camera comes back quickly. ~ Calico Contemplations

christina said...

Very nice shot!! I love the reflections!

Paula said...

Oh, there's nothing worse than camera withdrawal - except more of it! I hope you get it back soon so you can give us more images like this one, you smart girl!

kaye said...

I like the sharp metallic feel of this photo.

Mona Sweden said...

Not your day, he? Hope you'll get your camera back soon and you'll be able to put yourself in a better mood!

awarewriter said...

Your sense made sense Robin. All camera meters lie to you at one time or another. Google "The Ultimate Exposure Computer" by Fred Parker. It's a great article that you can download and print out for reference.

moorebloglife said...

Pretty cool Robin, this would have been perfect for weekend reflections as well!

Babooshka said...

Just perfect for a mono. From the most basic of images an urban beauty.

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

Love the detail and hoe well it reflects in the the large puddle in front... agree this would make a good reflection shot too!!!!
I feel for you Robin ... without my camera I am totaly lost!!!!
have a great day!!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
a photoblog
South Africa

Mojo said...

Guess my last comment has been overtaken by events. Oh well, maybe they'll discover that you've set it to spot meter or something and you'll be embarrassed but not poorer for it.

I must say though, this is an exceptionally well exposed shot for not having the meter to give you a baseline. Very nice!

Patty Reiser said...

I know how you feel Robin with it raining and being cooped up inside. it rained most of last week here in the California desert. On Thursday when it slowed down to a sprinkle, I grabbed my umbrella, camera and tripod and venture out in the rain to capture some photos. it was definitely worth it.