Sunday, April 26, 2009

BLOGGED OUT AND WATER BORED! - MONOCHROME

Add ImageOh look it's another reflection I'm reflecting on.

Monochrome


Just an monochrome, nothing odd. Straightforward reflection of a bridge. Not the famous Ramsey Swing Bridge I hasten to add. No just, the little footbridge towards the entrance of the Park. That's the black lagoon again, I mean lake that I went for my unofficial swim in after tumbling out of a canoe. Looks so calm doesn't it? How deceptive is the camera to capture one second of pure, silken, flat water just before that gust of wind catches the ripples or that canoeist makes a splash.


The title I think says it all. I am in need of more challenging images, things that move, things that don't have reflections, things that aren't in Ramsey. Not very good that when this blog is called "Ramsey Daily Photo" is it? I can't be false about it. Honestly you can get bored of the place. Don't get me wrong the image is a beauty, but I can do this "mirror reflection" image in my sleep, in fact most of the images. So no critters this week, no odd shot. Posts as you can see will be as and when, no longer than two days but no guarantees they will be daily. Basically I am itching to photograph the Blues festival, the TT Road Races, Ramsey Rocks, events in other words. It's been a long wet dull winter blues now it's time for the promise of summer and hot shots in more ways than one.


I'm working strange hours too so posts also erratic due to this along with blog fatigue.


Time to go again. Not around I know. Busy Bee(or should that be B?) For other Mononchromes of Maniacs see and Aileni play nice or I'll send those Manx Fairies over your way to cast grey clouds, with no silver lining!


The Blues Festival is next Saturday. Can't wait and yes you'll get to see it here.

51 comments:

Ben said...

I love it from the moment I saw on the small thumbnail picture at portal.

Virginia said...

I'ts great but what I want to see is you with your arse up in the lake is what i'm after. Bring it on B. Surely G can work the camera!
V

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful watery reflection shot in b&w.

Snapshutter said...

Hang in there, we're going through the same 'in between' seasons phase. Soon things will be happening all over the place.

Marie Reed said...

Can't wait for that blues festival then! I know how you feel! I've been in such a blogging funk lately:)

Lindab said...

Isle of Man Daily Photo? I'm really impressed at what you've managed to get out of Ramsey, but I can see that you would want a wider canvas. That's why I decided not to do another Edinburgh daily photo when I started this, and unlike you I don't have the technical knowledge to wring every last drop out of one city.

Stan said...

B. I don't care if you post garbage on the streets or sunsets it's always a fun read and brilliant photography.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful b&w! I liked it!
Léia :-)

magiceye said...

love the composition!

Jilly said...

Gorgeous reflection and such a pretty bridge.

Don't be bored. Sure you find if you just wander around with your camera, you'll soon be inspired. Looking forward to the Blues Festival photos.

Reader Wil said...

I like your blog! It's not only the photos but actually the way you write, that makes it so interesting!

Marie said...

It's worth enlarging it to see all the details. I like the way you write too.

Carver said...

I love your reflection shots. This one has a classic feel to it that I find very appealing. I do understand about blogger fatigue.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shot, i wouldn't want to have fallen in there though..hehe

John said...

What a great composed mono shot. Love the reflection. Have a nice photo week!

Per Stromsjo said...

Beware of canoeists!

marley said...

Cabin fever then...it'll soon improve :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Change is in the air! Hang n there, it's coming.

Meanwhile, the reflection IS stunning. ;-)

BeanTownBoy said...

Gorgeous 'shot in your sleep' reflection!

I have blog fatigue also.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I can completely relate to this post. My yard is pretty much maxed out, until the tulips and then the summer flowers. I want to go on a long trip!

The blues fest sounds great!

Dave Coulter said...

Nice shot! Have fun at the Blues Festival :)

Jacob said...

Very nicely done.

kden said...

I understand what you're feeling about blog boredom. Sometimes I don't think I can post another picture because I don't have anything new and then something comes along and I get the "itch" again. Your shot is lovely but I agree that it's what you write that is special.

Lynette said...

Even when you're bored, you so doggone creative! I'm in awe every time I come here, not only for the photos, but for yur ability to express yourself so astutely.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Pretty still day in Ramsey when this photo was taken. All is calm. Still enjoying that Skywatch Friday silhouette. Fabulous retreat for our hobbit and fairy buddies!

lisaschaos said...

I've been a little uninspired lately too. But I really love the reflection!

slim said...

A simple reflection of a bridge that I like. The light is always interesting. I hear ya on the blogging . . . I plateau with my blog too. . . but it passes. I find that sometimes it takes everything I've got to post something that I think might be worthwhile to look at and by the time I post, there is little or no time left to comment on others. I really appreciate all the commenting you've done on my blog ;-). Hang in there.

bettyl said...

As usual, great b&w. Bridges are fascinating as a subject--makes one wonder where they are leading and who's been crossing them.

Aileni said...

Well B, at least you dont't have to rely on a dwindling archive of prints decades old. Not that I need worry any longer - I am using film again and building a new 'portfolio' - don't it sound posh.
Practise starts in a couple of weeks and you can cover the preps. Capture the determination in the backlane garages... why not get a paddock pass.

allhorsestuff said...

Funny...I too am looking for other horizons..need to drive beyond the boudaries and see what we may see! The photo will capture YOU!
Sorry for the spill in the lagoon!
Love the shot though!

RuneE said...

I liked the reflection anyhow... :-)

Kitty said...

Another nice shot - and you've done an excellent job of providing a constant flow of wonderful shots so far. Looking forward to seeing your take on the blues festival :)

Dina ... UK said...

I agree, the winter has been long and drawn out...
The reflections are super.
Winter Blues? they will pass..:-)

Jane said...

Lovely and mystical shot, I am not sure whether my post falls into the Monochrome catergory though, its kind of both black and white but with a hint of red.

Mo said...

You might be bored but we never get bored at looking at your pictures. Same place everyday is just fine thanks. It always looks a little different.

BJ Roan said...

Great shot! I doubt your viewers are ever bored.

Greyscale Territory said...

Loved your wandering thoughts which seem to match the wandering reflected patterns of the bridge rails in the water. Yet it's these very wanderings that keep the interest all together and alive and unique! (Hope that makes sense! I've just been seeing heaps of parents on a parent-teacher night and my brain cells are a bit ga ga!)

Bibi said...

Am currently a victim (since last Thursday...) of internet havoc, so I haven't been checking blogs! Been using scheduled posting from friends' places.

I like your bw and two/three-tone shots a lot. I'm a sucker for anything with some nice purple shade in it, like yours yesterday.

Jim said...

I am looking forward to the TT road races also, I remember them from last year.

Robin said...

It's a beautiful reflection for sure, but I'm with you - I'm longing to shoot the bright colors and carefree happiness of summertime.

Gennasus said...

It's an interesting shot, one that makes you use your eyes. Feel free to broaden your horizons, inspiration will surely come.

Quiet Paths said...

This is a great shot. So much going on yet it all sings together; very nice.

Daryl said...

My dear, your photos are NEVER boring!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Nice picture 'bridge over untrubbled water'

Tyra

Mojo said...

Awright! A blues festival! Not that I see a single thing wrong with this image -- or any of yours for that matter -- but I know the feeling you're talking about. I'm tired of flowers, tired of trees, tired of oddball macros of ordinary things. Not thta I hate how these come out mind you, but I know exactly where you're coming from.

Maybe I need a beach trip. Yeah! That's it! A beach trip!

2sweetnsaxy said...

You may be bored of these shots but they're quite beautiful. Still, I know the feel of wanting something new to shoot.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Verra Cool! Love the reflection. Are we up...or down? Terrific capture!

~Lisa

Joe Narvaez said...

Great capture of the reflection. I like this mono!

Dragonstar said...

I love it! Monochrome + reflections = perfection.

Stan said...

You are never boring my friend. Perfect.

Liz said...

Great reflection! Not boring to me.

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