Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just foolin' around

We've had intermittent internet issues (practising my alliteration) over the past 24 hours and I wasn't sure if I'd get access tonight since it had been dead since before 3:30 pm. Thunderstorms set in early in the evening, and got a little intense around 8:00 pm. That's when we had one extremely bright flash of lightning followed immediately by a tremendous crash of thunder. The lights went off for 2 seconds and it was eerie to be in pitch darkness after such an intense flash of light. Everything came back on, and lo and behold, I had internet access ! It was as though God had pushed the reset button !

I got the camera out and started doing a little experimenting, something I hadn't done indoors in a while. And it's not even Phriday yet.

(60mm  f6.3  5 sec  ISO200)


27 comments:

darlin said...

Whatever this is Rick, I love it. The light, twinkle, star, call it what you may.. at the end of what looks like a bamboo shoot, that's amazing. Did you use a filter, natural light, did you get your new flash? You have my intrigued on this end, good job! :-)

Glad to hear that you have your power back, it sure makes one realize how much we rely on power when it goes out eh? That's so true about a lot of things in life, we don't notice nor appreciate some things until we lose them... the bonus is the gratitude I find when when I do get it back!

Hey, I just noticed your translate thing, that's awesome. So if I wanted to read your blog in lets say Italian I could?

Rick said...

You're close Darlene. It's actually just the stem of a houseplant that we 'smuggled' (shhh) down from Canada - I mean, what good would it have done back there ? And I set up a flashlight with a small cleaning rag over it 'cause it was too bright (I just grab whatever I see laying around and try to use it) and took some shots with my macro lens - just for fun. "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" (Joni Mitchell). Oh, yes, if your Italian is good, try out the translator - actually, try it out even if your Italian isn't good ;-) Ciao !

Avery said...

Oh wow this is great!

magda said...

Rick, hi
Fortunately the internet came and gave us this wonderful art photography !!!
Greetings
Magda

Bitch said...

Thank god you have the power back and you
can give us your photographic art!
Greetings
Monika

Dawn said...

Absolutely stunning light!
Glad to hear you are back in the warmth down there...I miss it already:)

Farmchick said...

I love the twinkle. Great shot for a houseplant and a cleaning rag!

chasity said...

oh wow...the sparkle you got on that stem is fantastic!

love your storm story~ you've got friends in high places!!!

marty said...

j'aime les orages, les éclairs, mais je me cache
derrière ma fenêtre !
aujourd'hui j'ai vraiment besoin des couleurs
chaudes et lumineuses de cette magnifique photo !
tout est si gris ici !!
bisous orageux Rick

imac said...

It sparkles Rick.
Nice work, due to the storm.lol.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is pretty amazing.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

He daar maatje, wat een super gave foto. And just grabbing what's laying around...do that lots too. LUUUVVVV this one. That water and it's light...yea for sure God did press the reset button....hihih
Fijne dag mijn verre weg vriend.
liefs Dagmar

Scott said...

Great Phun even if it is a phew days early. Love that catchlight sparkle.

Tricia said...

The light is really nice, but what is it? heheheee

Sorry about the storms down there!

Soraia B. said...

Awesome :D

Soraia B. said...

And the photo was taken at the end of the day (:

Rick said...

Thanks Avery. Just having fun with the camera and a few simple things ;-)

Thank you Magda; I was glad it came back up too !

Thank you very much Monika, and thanks for visiting (I just came back from your blog - beautiful !).

Thank you Dawn. Good news - spring is LESS than 2 months away ;-)

Rick said...

Thanks Farmchick ! It's amazing what the camera can see that our eyes sometimes don't.

LOL - thanks Chas !

Marty - come out from behind the fenêtre - the storm has passed, but it did force me to shoot indoors. Thank you, and I send une mille bisous your way on the warm wind !

Thank you Stewart - and I thank the storm too ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you Ruth !

Hey, bedankt Dag. Ik had in lange tijd geen foto binnen gemaakt, en met het slecht weer kon ik buiten ook niets beginnen. Dus ... necessity is the mother of invention ;-) Verder ook nog een fijne week Dag !

Thanks Scott - that catchlight was pure luck - I didn't notice it till I downloaded to the computer.

Rick said...

Thanks Tricia; it's just a stem of a houseplant I took indoors when the storm came - I figured the high winds might beat it up.

Thank you Soraia; I guess I'm not too good at guessing time of day ;-)

Leovi said...

Interesting these warm tones with a wonderful light. A delightful picture.

Rick said...

Thank you Leovi !

Mamuchi said...

wow parece tierna delicada y es bellsimimo ese punto de luz ;)

Rick said...

Gracias Maria - that piece of light turned out to be a piece of luck ;-)

Jeanne Klaver said...

I love this! Your experiments are so inspiring.

Rick said...

And visits from fellow bloggers inspire me - thanks Jeanne !

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
those amazing work