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There's a rose garden not too far from me. Last month (?) or possibly March when I wandered up there nothing was blooming, but today it was beautiful.

Mind you, I don't know the names of the roses. They're pretty, though.

At some point I'm going to need a filter or something; it was a bright sunny day, which totally kills shadow details.

Almost Georgia O'Keeffe-ish photos of furled flowers under cut. )



There are more pictures; that's a threat. ;-)
onyxlynx: 2 tubular aluminum arcs through which water flows, located in a courtyard in the local Chinatown. (Fountain in Chinatown)
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 Sorry about the datestamp; I thought I'd shot six or seven of these guys, but this was the only one when I uploaded the memory stick.  Oh well.

Guy not on skateboard and skateboardMostly these fellows are trying to do the fancier tricks and not quite succeeding but not also fracturing their skulls (maybe they teach falling in martial arts on the side).

Also I should have blurred his face.
onyxlynx: 2 tubular aluminum arcs through which water flows, located in a courtyard in the local Chinatown. (Fountain in Chinatown)
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My favorite shiny photographic thing is the QE2 sculpture in Manhattan, on Water Street half a block up from Wall Street, where Pine Street used to be.  It's probably not as shiny as it was 30 years ago, though.

Besides, that's an expensive trip for one picture.

Skull Grillwork on truckSo.  This somewhat combines transportation and shiny; I had intended to go and get some shots of streetcars or BART and I may yet.  But I...haven't.  So.
onyxlynx: 2 tubular aluminum arcs through which water flows, located in a courtyard in the local Chinatown. (Fountain in Chinatown)
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Which is to say, I finally remembered to take the camera with me on my walk.  I seem to have gone in the wrong direction for purple.

Way back when the earth was just cooling and I was in high school, there were a lot of clocks out in public:  Freestanding clocks on sidewalks, clocks as part of building façades, digital display clocks at banks.  Timepieces all over the place.  Not so many now, which is unfortunate when one has forgotten one's phone.

Anyway, they don't make them like this anymore.



There's probably a story somewhere.


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A picnic table and benches after the Blizzard of '10. The East Coast suffered a blizzard on December 26 (Boxing Day; St. Stephen's Day if you want to go back that far), 2010, with depths of snow varying from "an awful lot" to "did we move to Buffalo?" and embarrassment for the Mayor of New York, who apparently did not realize that there really was a wolf this time.  

Anyway.  That's a picnic table on the following day.

onyxlynx: 2 tubular aluminum arcs through which water flows, located in a courtyard in the local Chinatown. (Fountain in Chinatown)
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 Because I kept forgetting to do this one.

 For the Text challenge; it's a stained glass window.
onyxlynx: 2 tubular aluminum arcs through which water flows, located in a courtyard in the local Chinatown. (Fountain in Chinatown)
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  It was late in the day but still not quite evening.  I found this fountain in the building's shadow and employed a few different shutter speeds (ha haha.  Sorry) but they all looked like this.  

 Hey!  What's with the mist?
(It's behind the cathedral, but it was there when the cathedral was still a parking lot.)

Sundown

Aug. 23rd, 2010 12:08 pm
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Yes, it's a setting sun, pouring down like gold.

We like it.
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So in spite of the fact that I knew the prompt was "animals" and had just used the first picture as an element in an apa cover a week ago, it didn't occur to me to use this shot as part of this aperture until about an hour ago.

I am assured that these are pelicans.  (In fact, the first shot I think was put up earlier.)


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