Monday, March 24, 2014

A Distant Parting Shot

I've already declared today a victory, and I'm dreaming of my bed. But, before I slip away to the awesomeness of duvet and eight hours uninterrupted, I'll leave you with these.


Just north of my hometown lies the quaint rural village of Lilley. They have horses. This is dedicated to my dear friend Jayne Martin with great affection.


A different view of the hills at Lilley, from much closer. I toned down the sky to bring out the warmth of the earth on a beautiful Spring day. Too arty? Nah. S'just a photo.  


I spotted this from the car and had to double back. I do this a lot, usually because there's a truck bearing down on me while I'm dawdling looking at the scenery. I'm glad I went back. Especially as I managed to get the clouds acting as the foliage.


Okay, a bit of an off one. A hold in the road left by the removal of a "cat's eye" reflector. And yes, it's full of water. I don't know why I snapped it, other than it looked interesting.


Just south of my hometown is the village of Barton-le-Clay. Not long after they ploughed the fields, I finally managed to capture a view I'd long had my eye on.


I don't know. Geese maybe? Maybe they're enjoying the nice contrast of the water and the reeds?


I didn't trust these lads. They whispered among themselves whenever I checked the camera, and I swear that big one in the middle was on the right a few moments earlier.


Okay, this is definitely arty. But I like it.


The camera went off when I put it down. Well, that's what I'm telling Alistair, who really likes this one. It looks like a path, but is actually a six-inch-wide concrete kerb on an industrial estate. Yes, I wander.


And finally, more cloudsome fluffiness near Lilley. I liked the curve of the road and the nice balance of colours. There's hope for me yet.

Thanks for tuning in. There will be more words soon, I promise.

Indigo

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20 comments:

  1. Awesome Photos! I especially like the shot of the lads you don't trust...

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    1. Thank you =) But I mean, just look at them! Have you ever seen a shiftier bunch? Trunks! Roth x

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  2. OK... so not only are you an amazing writer, but you are an amazing photographer as well. You have it all! These are STUNNING pictures. I love the hole in the road... the screw... you see beauty in things like I see... just "things" that you turned in to art. And the outdoor scenes... they are unbelievable... so stunning... I can't get over them!

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    1. Hey Katherine =) Thank you, I'm a bit blushy now. Especially as you yourself take such lovely photos! Whatever it is I'm doing right, I'm glad you like it. Indigo x

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  3. Those are definitely Canada Geese. You do have an eye.

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    1. Hey Delores! Thanks, I wasn't sure of anything other than they were too big for ducks. And thank you again, it was a terrific day for photos. Indigo x

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  4. Great shots, as always, Indigo.

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    1. Hey Schwa! Thanks matey, I'm still only taking one good one in ten, but I'll take those odds! Indigo

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  5. You are fantastic at photography Indigo. You have such a creative soul xoxo

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    1. Hey Kato! They's just snaps and a lot of processing smoke and mirrors, but thank you. I do like them, and I'm proud as hell when folk feel the same =) Indigo x

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  6. Oooo, those trees may be shifty but they take a great picture - no bad sides in the lot. Also love the curb - you can see every tiny pebble. Please be careful when you're out driving, looking for shots ...

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    1. Hey Jenny! Thanks, I'm glad it wasn't just me! The focal range for the path was a little too narrow in all honesty, but folk do seem to be rallying behind it. Indigo x

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  7. In the US - well, in Florida at least - some refer to the "cat's eye" reflectors as Bot's Dots, which is kinda-sorta the sound of tires going over them.

    I think. Possibly.

    Anyway... er.

    Thanks for sharing the photos. Well done!

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    1. Hey Bill! Well, it's better than the sound made when driving through potholes a.k.a DoomDooms. And thanks! Indigo

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  8. Hari OM
    Glad you found a bolt for the hole... and the tree supporting the cloud is a testament to inter-species cooperation. But there are always going to be groups who'll whisper and shifter. &*<> YAM xx

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    1. Namaste Yam! Thanks, I must admit I smiled when I saw the white fluffy "leaves" on the tree! Unintentional, but sometimes you get lucky =) Indigo x

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  9. Gorgeous work. Love the "path!"

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    1. Hey Britt! Thank you! The "path" seems to be running away with this. I tossed it in as an afterthought, so clearly I have no clue what I'm doing =) Indigo x

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  10. Truthfully, I prefer your arty shots.

    Put it down to the fact I went to art college when they actually did art there.

    But I do love them. Framing, composition, moodiness. More please.

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    1. More arty ones? Oh, all right then.

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