Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lake Placid, in a sense

I am a name not a number

Reflections of the Week


Ok it's not really Lake Placid. It is a placid lake though. Google will be confused. For the moment it's it's working title, or as Hyde DP humorously commented on yesterday's image, #13. Very true. Technically the image is a number. I always give images a title, even if it's a library only image just so I can find it again. I'd never find dc10205 and know instantly that it was this image, but a name I'll recall and which named file it's in. You wouldn't believe how many names you can up with for a puddle. No, really you can if you let your imagination fly.
Happy puddle, dopey puddle, sneezy puddle. As you can see I really take my filing system seriously (she say in mock ironic tones.)


Another reflection of the little houses on the hill behind the park. Just tiny silhouettes. The longer thin lines are the lamposts. I said some would not be easy on the eye. This is pretty to look at but you have to use your imagination to envisage those black shadow boxes as buildings. If you live in Ramsey you would probably guess that's Mooragh Lake as low as I've ever seen it and I'm photographing inside the Park, over the lake onto the road. I'll show you another image. In fact I will try and get one for skywatch so you can compare. Time of day for this image was late afternoon again. Same as yesterday manual setting and left as taken.




It's my Birthday today, and I never ever work on it. I get very drunk instead.


54 comments:

Ken said...

Happy Birthday!

Pam said...

Babs,

Happy Birthday. These last days images have been my favourites.

Babooshka said...

Cheers.

I will be low key for a few days. Join me on Facebook with more of the island and ideas. Birthdays are to be celebrated not worked.

marley said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to...well you get the idea!

Have a great time and forget work for the day, just drink!

I agree with Pam above, my favs too :)

Mr S(anon. until we meet) said...

I look forward to making the acquaintance of the Island's most elusive (possibly best too) photographer. Happy Birthday.

laxeylass said...

Congrats. What quiz? Enjoy your day. This week has been my favourite too. Monday photo.

mannanan said...

Happy Birthday Babooshka. Hope you have a good one and not get too drunk. Quiz. Friday. Where? If I wasn't down the boathouse on SOS day raising funds for the RNLI I would be there.

Horsoon said...

Beautiful shot. I love the reflections. And Happy Birthday to u!

gogouci said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Boozing. Have one on me, would you. Don't try on too many lampshades.

Kim said...

Please try and post a pic. I am learning so much and you make lol. All the best.

Gaelyn said...

Happy Birthday Babooshka! Here's a toast to you.
Thanks for another nice reflection.

George said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy it!!

Dusty Lens said...

I like simple names, like puddle.
Happy birthday to you, have a few Guinnesses on me.

White Oleander said...

Happy birthday! Wish you all the best!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

happy drunkedness - keep up the good photography

Olivier said...

Je chante faux, mais je te chante un Happy anniversaire.
Petit hommage a "Je ne suis pas un numéro", Patrick McGoohan qui est mort la semaine dernière
I tune, but I sing you a happy birthday.
A small tribute "I'm not a number" Patrick McGoohan, who died last week

magiceye said...

Happy birthday!

have a super day!

drink ramsey dry!!

Hyde DP said...

happy birthday

Dan said...

Happy Bithday

picture to words said...

cherrio .. happy moments .. LIFE

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant Birthday Babooshka! You could call the puddle: "Birthday Puddle".

Lisa said...

HB. Enjoy.

Bibi said...

Hey!! Happy Birthday from one Aquarian to another! My birthday is on Monday the 2nd!!! Drop by for a piece of cake...

kRiZ cPEc said...

happy birthday.

tr3nta said...

wow what a fantastic shot... love the light...

Carolina said...

Happy birthday to you
Hippy birthday to you
Hoppy birthday to youhou
Happy birthday to you
Cheers!

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Happy Birthday Babooshka. You know you haven't celebrated too much if you can still spell the word backwards.

You do so much with light in your photos even on days when light is scarce.

Jan

Greensboro Daily Photo

Jim said...

Happy Birthday, have a few drinks for me.

Z said...

Happy birthday B! And many happy returns!

Buck said...

Happy Birthday Babooshka!

Today's post is exceptionally interesting on pretty much all levels. I live 2 hours drive south of the Olympic Lake Placid, NY.

I'm a fan of The Prisoner - American Movie Classics are doing a remake of the series AND they have the originals on their web site!

And of course, Patrick McGoohan recently passed away.

I like the reflections theme. Nothing much reflects here this time of the year, except the occasional glare of sun on dirty windows!

Brian Miller said...

Names give more personality than numbers. In pictures and people Happy birthday!

Small City Scenes said...

Happy Birthdy!!! Now go drink!!! MB

Dina ... UK said...

Happy Birthday!
Don't forget what makes you feel bad,
can make you feel better... :-)

(I don't really believe that) lol

Mojo said...

Whaa...? If I'd known I'd have had cake and fireworks and all manner of other hungama for ya over at my place. Well you're on the radar now kid. Next year there'll be no mercy! 'Cos I'll have to make up for missing this year!

But you'll have to be satisfied with birthday wishes a-la comment this time round.

janmadin ki badhai, Babooshka ji!

Lucia said...

Happy Birthday, today a talented artist of sorts was born "YOU"
All the best

LC

Mo said...

Happy Birthday. I'll share a drink over the miles with you. My shout what'll it be?
Am loving the relection series.

JM said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABOOSHKA!
Love this photo too!

Marie-Noyale said...

Have a Splendid Birthday
Enjoy the No work day and may be week end!

Abraham Lincoln said...

You can have my drinks as I gave it up in 1953 in Japan. LOL

I enjoyed your post and liked the photo...what is the number?

Carver said...

Happy Birthday to You! Hope it was a good one. Wonderful shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shot. I love the reflection of the buildings along the top edge.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-)

Steffe said...

Happy Birthday!

Paul said...

Happy Birthday.
Always a good excuse not to work, have a great day.

brattcat said...

Birthday greetings from Vermont. Thanks for sharing your light with us.

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, you brilliant photo goddess. I'm so glad to know you, even if from across the world. Many, many, many more years of great shots, great humor, and a gorgeous spirit! Yippee!!! (BTW: you share my husband's birthday!)

Joy said...

Many happy returns! Enjoy it to the hilt!

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Virginia said...

Happy Birthday B!!! Wish I were there to tip one with you. Darn, you can make a puddle look good! :)
V

angela said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a memorable one..

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I really wish you a very Happy Birtday!
Better, I guess I'll drink to that too!

Rocks said...

That's beautiful! and haven;t tried capturing reflections. I might do them also one of this day.

Chuck Pefley said...

Happy belated birthday ... along with congratulations as well as condolences. Life does march along, doesn't it? Always fluid and morphing. Memories are wonderful treasures.

Keith said...

Happy Birthday! Relax, drink, be well and happy!
Beautiful colors in this series.

John said...

Great composed and exsposed.
Happy Birthday! :)

Just M said...

Happy late birthday! I love the reflection in this post! Beautiful. I never work on my birthday either... I say... party the day away!

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