photo walk

The weather was brilliant today. I felt compelled to get out in the sunshine … get some fresh air, and I wanted to take some pictures.

There are days when I come back with close to a hundred pictures in the camera — when I just see stuff everywhere, and keep on snapping. Not so today! Perhaps I had my expectations set too high. Today, I think I had twenty pictures and perhaps one that I was remotely happy with.

Barker Street

After this non-winter, and before the green foliage returns it’s like even the camera itself is just screaming for some colour! We still have the grayish-brown that we’ve had all Winter.

Each time we drive by the Lutheran Church on Second Street, I look at the railing at the stairs, thinking I should take a picture of it some time. Today I did, and I didn’t get it the way I wanted it at all. Finally, I felt so stupid — this is a small street, with big apartment buildings all around. It was as if they were all looking at me, even though I’m sure they couldn’t care less.

Steps ~ Lutheran Church

There’s more to this idea than what you see in this picture. The entrance consists of three rows of these forged iron railings, here you see one yellow … curlicue [or whatever I should call it], next row has a green, and the third a red one. If you’re into taking pictures, I’m sure you understand my ‘hang-up’ about this … how you can get an idea in your head, but really can’t get it right in the viewfinder. I’ll keep on trying — perhaps when the sun is in a different angle will also help.

As I’m typing this, I’m watching CNN in the corner of my eye and the tornado watch. A huge one is right now in Salina, KS and my thoughts and prayers go out to the people there, my friend Julie-Ann, who lives very near Salina! To me, it’s all so unimaginable!

Here, at least a tiny burst of colour! These guys had spread from a garden, out on the street.

Those of you, who have followed this blog since the ‘Post a Day challenge’ started in January 2011, may remember that the title of it used to be COLDERWEATHER. I didn’t get it as a user-ID here in WP, but now it’s back … with its own domain even. When you look in the address field up above, you’ll see http://colderweather.net. I’ve had that registered for some time, but had it on Blogger and did nothing with it. Last night I decided it needed to come to life and moved it over here, where I actually write.

If you’re one of the ‘newer’ readers: The reasons that I like that name so much is

19 Replies to “photo walk”

    1. Yes, I’m pleased … always felt that that was MY blog, somehow. Childish?! Yes, but so what πŸ™‚

  1. Hi,
    I’m glad you were able to get your title back, that is just fantastic. πŸ˜€
    How the gold on that rail stands out against the black, it really brightens up the stairs, looks great.

    Footnote:
    I was wondering if I need to change my RSS feed or the link in my blogroll?

    1. I’m not sure how that works, about the RSS, but I don’t think you’d have to change anything. This is just a re-direct… Β«underneathΒ», it’s still the same URL..

      blog

  2. Oh how exciting! You did get it! Then it as meant to be. I bet you treasure it even more now after the heartache of losing it initially. Congratulations. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you got it!

    1. Well … πŸ™‚ the thing was; I really wanted the .COM — that’s the one that got taken. Just some silly hang-up I had — I’m perfectly happy with this now..

      Thank you, Karina!

      1. I actually like .net better, personally! πŸ™‚ great photos…gave me the inspiration to do the same tomorrow. We are back in NYC so I’m sure I’ll have a lot to shoot! πŸ˜‰

        1. awww… lucky you! πŸ™‚ If the weather cooperates tomorrow, I’ll probably make another attempt..

  3. I have similar hang-ups when I am out photographing, I always have this feeling that EVERYONE around me is watching and I freak out and move on; dealing with this is a major work in progress πŸ™‚

    1. I really should deal with it too. It’s okay when I’m not alone! Then it doesn’t matter at all?! In my mind, I know nobody cares, but that doesn’t help.

      Thank you, by the way, for stopping by and commenting! Much appreciated!

  4. Glad you are back to using Colderweather – it’s more you – you go together!
    I see what you mean about the railings, the gold stands out against the black, but if you hadn’t mention there was a green one, I wouldn’t have seen it. It will be hard getting the right angle to show the red one as well.

    1. That’s exactly how I felt too … I wanted it back all the time.

      In order to get the red one in, the picture will be too busy… we’ll see about that πŸ˜€

  5. so glad you got your name! even with .net, it’s still you!
    Funny, I did a similar thing yesterday but only walked the property with camera in hand and was planning to post a “photo walk” today. Must be something in the Maritime air that we are thinking alike.

    1. Yes, I was thinking of repeating it today, but now the weather is beginning to look a little …. iffy..

    1. Yep, Colder Weather forever …wish it was in real life too LOL.

      I kind of liked that fence too..

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