When I first started blogging here in WordPress, they had this Daily Post challenge — one post a day for one year. That was a lot of fun, and thanks to that I met many friendly, fellow bloggers. Now they’ve started with the daily prompts again, but the comments are turned off there, so no interaction will take place there at their site. You’ll only be able to see the ping-backs. Tonight is one of those nights when I felt I really wanted to write something but didn’t have a subject clear in my mind so I went there and checked the prompts. Got so caught up in reading so I forget what the topic was 🙂 Found a lot of food for thoughts.
The cruise ship season is drawing to a close, and the day before yesterday Queen Mary 2 was here. Usually she’s the last ship for the season, but not so this time. Underneath Harbour Bridge, there’s like a look-out place and I decided to go down there and shoot some pictures of her in sunset. A few years ago, we were a group of people that went down there to shoot night pictures, but at that time I didn’t have a good tripod, so only one came out half decent. This time, I was alone, and I didn’t aim for real night pictures … didn’t necessarily want to be there, in this area, all by myself after nightfall.
There were two ships in the harbour that day, and as I got there, the other one was just leaving … Jewel of the Seas. She was honking her horn [or whatever ships do], as she was leaving, and Queen Mary 2 was honking back. There’s a big storage building with flat roof, where thousands of gulls like to sit … apparently they got annoyed by all this honking so they lifted in a cloud of gulls!
These few minutes, just after sunset, the light is so amazing …almost indigo …so I was glad I pulled myself together and went out. Nothing like dawn and dusk for photography … even though I tend to think, personally, that dawn is even more awesome.
One more picture, so that you’ll see what a gem Saint John is 🙂
This cold reminded me of a funny commercial I saw not too long ago. Actually it was so funny so I don’t remember what the ad was really about. Anyway: A woman had a bad cold, and instead of calling in sick, she texted her boss. Unfortunately, she had the auto-correct turned on, on her cell phone so the message read …«I’m in bed with a nasty clown» 😀