A sunny day, only a few wisps of clouds overhead I used Snapseed “drama” to get a cool looking sky. Today I got to wondering what that place would look like in a day without street signs and auto traffic. I wonder how old it is. And how much did the Kiley Law Group have to pay to be the only one listed on the front of the building? Or does it own the building? Good questions, all.
Temperatures near freezing at night, warming up to the mid-50’s or above during the days. Most of the lilac buds froze to death this year so there are almost no lilacs on the bushes just outside the side door – only the skeletons of potential beauty stick up in withered spines. But the bushes in front of the house are full of blossoms.
My daughter’s front yard….
I’m debating if it is worth using photobucket, going to flexfoto to do my final editing (frame/Zapino text) or if I should cave in and stay with what I’ve got on PB.
HAL: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
Dave Bowman: What’s the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?
HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Dave Bowman: I don’t know what you’re talking about, HAL.
HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I cannot allow to happen.
Dave Bowman: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
Dave Bowman: Alright, HAL. I’ll go in through the emergency airlock.
HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You’re going to find that rather difficult.
Dave Bowman: HAL, I won’t argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
In case you’d like the music while we watch Dave morph into the infant in space….
Most of the black look on the building does not have to do with any grunge application. It is the look of the black fire escapes installed on the exterior of the building. This building sort of fascinates me In the front (yet to be shot) it is one of those rounded triangle shapes found in New England. In the back it is flat as a flitter and has a bank or credit union drive through. I’m never sure of what to call the architectural styles of various buildings. I guess I’ll have to do some research. It was raining when I took this picture, so there is a bit of a gloomy element.
Y’find the darndest things in malls these days. Makes a nifty sorta stamp, don’cha think?
Actually, it is Middlesex Superior Court, but it is in Woburn, so that’s what I refer to it as. It’s also where the best Law Library around is so that’s where I go. And every time I go there, it’s like OJ is being sentenced or something. Sometime there are news vans with satellite dishes lined up in front of the Career Place to broadcast to the station (and around the world, for all I know). Today it was the photojournalists with cameras and 3 microphones on a tripod for the word of the day.
I walked up, looked around and said, “Why are you guys always here when I’m here?” When I commented that I was an infrequent visitor one of them commented that I just don’t get arrested often enough and I laughed and moved on. I got a covert shot of the guys. When I came out an hour later they were still sitting there, only by then the “talent” (newswomen in flashy suits) had arrived. But still no satellite vans, so this was probably for the 11 o’clock news.
Want to guess where this photo was taken in my wanderings around Massachusetts?
It’s a bloomin’ fact, it is, that we’ve bloomin’ trees all over the place. I do enjoy the bright colors, but at the same time, I remember the delights of black and white photography.
After all, I’m old enough that I remember in photo club in high school we developed our black and white photos in a dark room off the chemistry classroom. Nowadays, it is difficult to get black and white film and black and white digital photography is only an approximation of the clear, crisp shots by fantastic photographer Ansel Adams. (drool)
To this point, we still don’t have the clarity of film in digital photography (except on the really high end cameras) an my iPhone is not one of those. Still I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison.
And here is the same shot in the original colored version. Ideas? Opinions? Which is more attractive to the eye? Does it depend on the room it would be displayed in? The preference of the moment? A memory of the past where the color has faded or even gone to shades of grey?
Out around Littleton, Massachusetts there are barns made of plain brown wood and I recollected OneLifeThisLife, another photoblogger, was interested in seeing a barn that wasn’t painted red. There were actually a handful in this area, but this was the one I took a shot of. I wonder why I seem to be in a rush when I’m there and thus don’t take time to take multiple shots of all of them … probably because I am on my way to pick up or drop off a grandchild.
The original shot was almost a silhouette because of the angle of the sun. What snapseed does is simply amazing. I’m not sure I could have salvaged it with Photoshop a dozen years ago. Mind boggling.