Monday, December 28, 2009

A Happy Bird

This is sort of a happy accident. I was playing around with my shutter speed when I noticed some birds. I turned and took the shot and this is the result. Not a normal looking photo but the bird looks pretty cute.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Where Two or More are Gathered

A winter prayer?

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tiny Icy Reflections

An icicle melting in the sun

The icicle upside down. Notice how it's barely clinging to the roof as it lets go of it's last drops
In the water drop I can see the reflection of the sky, some trees and the side of a church, but I realize that if I didn't take the pictures I wouldn't know what the reflections where. I took these with my one and only lens(it came with the camera). It's 18-55mm. I'm wondering if there is a type of lens that would be able to capture a clear reflection in a drop of water outside? Maybe I just didn't focus correctly.

The dripping icicle in the pictures fell about 30 seconds after I took them.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

"When I was your age, I had to walk miles in the snow to get to school"

This picture reminds me of a famous tall tale. I wonder if it's still told to children? There are some variations like walking 10 miles each way, uphill in the snow with no shoes etc. Oh and the school was usually on the other side of a river that didn't have a bridge.

I just noticed that my last two posts sort of go together. The old man has fishing poles and the post before it has fish. I also noticed that most people think the old mad in the last post is homeless. I didn't think he was but now I'm wondering.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Art Nouveau in Prague

There are plenty of different styles of art and architecture to enjoy in Prague. This is about a hundred years old.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Something Sighted near "A studio Rubin"

I was walking around Prague the other day when something caught my eye.

I went in for a closer look and even though I found it somewhat disturbing I kept looking at it.
I could almost imagine it opening it's eyes and looking down at me.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Glorious Aura

I was on the Charles Bridge in Prague late in the day and the sun was shinning directly into my camera from this angle. I thought it would be impossible to get a good photo of the statues on this side of the bridge. So I improvised by using the statues to block the sun thus making the sun my ally.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hazy Winter Crossing

Four swans crossing the Vltava River in Prague.