Monday, December 29, 2008

MONOCHROME ODDSHOTS - 4 HEADLESS SWANS!

Duck Babooshka's here with her camera again!


Sounds like the macabre version of the 12 days of Christmas doesn't it? Four Headless Swans and one hunted Wren from yesterday's St Stephen's Day Post here Not at all just the way the photos fall. A walk along Ramsey Harbour, here) with camera is always a sheer delight for the photographer. I do mean real photographer, not snapper too but that's a matter for another day. At least acknowledge me you amateur!(you know who you are)


An image that begged to be shown as a black and white and the odd part well, all swans just swan diving at precisely the same time is a gift. Serendipity the photographers greatest friend lending a helping hand again.  You ignore serendipity at your peril. As you can see another natural image with all the debris that flows in and around the harbour left in the frame.  Why clone out something from an image that is perfectly natural just because it is slightly ugly and not perfect? Another time for that discussion on perhaps another blog.


Bad news again. Gary's laptop has died too. Now we are back to sharing one laptop that is borrowed until next week only.  You can appreciate a photographer and artist need a laptop each so blogging will take a back seat for a while. I will post as best I can, but it is difficult presently, work I'm afraid comes first, especially when people are still trying to clone my very being. 



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44 comments:

mannanan said...

What a capture....Odd yes....Brilliant yes....This is just perfect, I love it.....Sorry to hear about the laptops. If I can be of any help just email me.You can use my PC any time.... Hope you had a good Christmas. Here's to a great new year.

Sue said...

You are just a crazy lady. I crack up at your titles.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

that really is a great shot in b/w

BJ Roan said...

Both odd and beautiful in black and white!

Aileni said...

Bottoms up!

Peter said...

White swans against black water is fine! The swans in "my" park are black! Would have to look for white water!

Blogging even with a working PC or laptop can already be tough. I appreciate that you must have some difficult times - which you however seem to handle very well! Hope you can solve your problems quickly!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Run for the hills birds! Funny.

Jan said...

Your photo is too funny. Love it. Good luck with the computer problems. Ugh.

Barbara said...

This is a breath taking shot
Smiles B

Anonymous said...

You are the smartest person I know that tries to hide it behind top notch photography. I will see if we I can get something sorted for the NY.


Neil.

Virginia said...

Oh B, these are just great. Bravo. We welcome you when you can be with us as always. Heads down, bottoms up I always say.
V

George Townboy said...

Great shot!

I really did see a headless swan once in Zurich, it was spinning round and round, its head having just been lopped off by a passing boat. This is a much nicer view of headless swans, lol.

Anonymous said...

Gross headless swan. Cool photo

George said...

A great black and white photograph. I hope you soon get functioning laptops again.

ramblingwoods said...

Serendipity is my favorite word. I love the swans...Another laptop died. Oh what rotten luck..Next year has to be better..Please have a very happy and healthy New Year...

Lynette said...

Perfection, thanks to your keen sense of the importance of serendipity. I do wish most heartily for a much better computer future for the two of you.

By the way, thank you for these words in your comment, "... you mad woman. A girl after my own heart." I can't tell you how proud they make me, coming from a talented, curious, dedicated woman like you.

Steve Buser said...

I think the key part of serindipity is that you have to be searching for 'something' -- be in a search mode -- befre you czn find the unexpected. Great shot, and powers of observation.

magiceye said...

fantastic capture!!!!!!

Gaelyn said...

What's next, three fried hens?
You caught an excellent opportunity. Leave the garbage alone.
So sorry to hear about Gary's laptop. Don't you have one coming soon? Good luck with this. And start the new year new.

Catherine said...

Are you a bird trainer, Babooshka? I remember an other picture of you where one bird was in a strange situation too.
I sympathize with you about laptop problems. It happens regularly at our home! That's life.

Brett said...

Great shot, made me smile

Greyscale Territory said...

The swans seem to be creating a synchronised symphony! Wonderful shot!

Anonymous said...

Funny.

Sailor Girl said...

LOL!

laxeylass said...

Funny and odd. Hope you both have a better New Year.

Lisa

Silwy said...

What a nice shot!! We are in the center of beauty-nature circle.

Pam said...

It's really creepy.

Pam again said...

I mean brilliant but just creepy. I think you are a Manx Fairy.

Bibi said...

Love the humor of the four headless swans...sorry about your computer problems; I feel out of touch when I don't have mine for a day...

RuneE said...

A nice salute. Happy new year!

JM said...

I really like your headless swans shot in b&w!

marley said...

I like the idea of an alternative 12 days fo christmas! This is a great photo.

Daryl said...

Oh that 'headline' is so like a pun of David's .. I had to laugh

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Just gorgeous! Love the bold white against the grey water! Cute how they all are heads down too :)

Julie said...

Funny and cool shot.

Clueless in boston said...

Great whites and blacks in your shot.

kaye said...

The photo is prettier than the title

Mojo said...

Actually, I find the title kind of provocative in a twisted sort of way. But all the same I'm happy to know that no swans were harmed in the making of this photo.

uncleawang said...

That was beautiful B&W ,happy MM.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Hahaha, lovely photo in monochrome.
It is odd but beautiful.
I'm missing oddshots for over a month, and will et back to it soon.
Have a great week.

auringonkukka :) said...

beautiful photos and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Bergson said...

ducks are not happy to be on your blog

;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

No need to edit reality, it's quite good as it is ...like your photo just proved.

Mary said...

Funny photo!

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