Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bank holiday laptop blues -

Grey Day

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I know I skipped a few days again. Friday night. So why the delay in posting? My psycho laptop( yes the relatively new laptop) has suddenly lost/mislaid/dumped wireless broadband connection. Very annoying. Means choices are sitting in the hall plugged into the the laptop( the Internet plugged in not me obviously) or borrow G's when he is not on it. So a long wait then. Like er two whole days. So today you have the first image I came across in black and white because I really don't won't to spend Bank Holiday Weekend wading through images. guess


Did you say the beach? Well it is an island I live on and we do sort of have er a lot of them. This would be the Mooragh beach. Remember the week on the beach we had. Remember how it pis... er persisted down with precipitation. Well here is one of those rainy grainy images, taken with the tiny point and shoot and not the big all singing dancing Nikon. Nikon is far too sensitive and isn't allowed out in the rain, little point and shoot is. Looks like I wasn't the only one out and about at least one man and his dog braving the elements. For the colour, sunny, stages of the beach clickety click the colours below.


Beach 1
Beach 2
Beach3
Beach 4
Rocks


Going to get some soothing ice cream and scream at my laptop until it complies. I may be a while. . Now pass me a very big spoon and a bottomless pit of the cold stuff. My needs are greater I cannot share today.

48 comments:

Aileni said...

A scene that would lower the mood quite a bit - not that you need it lowered. Looks like a British Summer of old.

Kitty said...

Think this shot is beautiful since I prefer my beaches to look this - sunbathing is boring. Does the Nikon ever get jealous?

Good luck with the laptop - they can be pesky things...are you sure the Manx fairies aren't playing a joke on YOU? :-)

Ulrica said...

Ooo I love this shot. I feel so little and yet pieceful. I want to go there, with my camera and my dog beside me.

Martha said...

Great shot!
Hmmm, I didn't know screaming at my computer would do the trick! It's been acting up lately - I'll try that next time ;-)

jabblog said...

A very apt photograph for a British (or Manx) Bank Holiday weekend. I think this is what we're promised tomorrow. I love empty beaches so this shot is the sort I usually see!

Gaelyn said...

Monochrome is the perfect touch for this gray day at the beach. And what sounds like a gray day for you as well. Do you seem to have particularly bad luck with computers? Maybe if you'd stop dropping it at the pub...

Laurie said...

Oh, your mono shots are always worth the wait. This is so atmospheric and cinematic -- my favorite combo!

Sorry to hear of your laptop woes. I've been there!

Vita Stunder said...

I love this shot!
Perfect mono filled with the senses..

I would love to go here.

Really sorry to hear about your laptop! :/

Anna

RuneE said...

Looks a bit cold at the moment, but I suppose you are the leader of the Ice Bather's Association? :-)

Anne said...

Sory to hear about your computer, this is trouble yhat we bloggers hate!!

So over to your picture, love it, the line..., so nice..., and I am sitting here, wondering how it should bee walking there...

Frank said...

Love the post. But,of course sorry the laptop has taken on a mind of its own. It'll come around and realize soon that you're its lifeline to the world.

Dagrun said...

Hope the screaming makes the computer come around. Love the shot anyway! Vast and empty and beautiful.

BJ Roan said...

Very nice! However, the clouds makes it seem like a cold day. Good luck with the laptop!

Carver said...

Sorry about your laptop issues. I like this shot. Looks like my kind of beach. I'd rather walk on the beach when there are few people and little sun at this point in my life.

Dina ... UK said...

That is a lovely beach, PERFECT for sitting and eating ice cream...
:-/

Good luck with the laptop..:-)

Anonymous said...

The song today is Madness. Am I right? It's so atmospheric and lonely.

Paul

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Nice composition emphasizing the rain on those hills.

Babooshka said...

Paul( is that as in Paul the Actor) I confess it is. Here comes the rain again was the other obvious choice. I'm on FB now.

Bim said...

I like this rainy beach - the guy with the dog looks like he's got a peaceful time. Your ice cream and seagull comment had me laugh - you totally summarized it :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Sorry about your laptop troubles. I have had problems with this pc on and off for ages and it gets so frustrating.

Yours may look a bit cold but i love deserted beaches. That would be me and my two dogs walking along if we lived near there.


Great shot.

Thank you for your kind comments on mine. I had left my favourite one out somehow, i must have deleted it when i edited it and didn't notice. Or maybe it got eaten up in cyber land..lol

Anyway have a great Monday.

marley said...

I find technology is often misbehaving! It needs a spell on the naughty step.

Anyway, enjoy the ice cream. Its better than laptops :)

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice beach shot.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a very grey day but a nice day to walk on the beach as it should not be too hot. Thanks for your comments on the night photo series on my site. I am going to keep practicing at next full moon.

magiceye said...

the image certainly brings on gloom!

Olivier said...

beau b&w de cette plage, cela donne une belle atmosphère
nice b&w of this beach, it gives a nice atmosphere

Regina said...

It is grey. But it's really a nice one!

Bibi said...

Moody photograph, reflecting your mood! Sorry about the laptop troubles; I hate it when that happens....

mrsnesbitt said...

Grey skies are gonna clear up! Pass me the bottle of gin! lol! Not long now!

Liz said...

A very grey day indeed. Hope your laptop is better soon and that the ice cream did the trick.

Small City Scenes said...

I feel your pain. I have been having mass problems myself. Sooo maddening and one screams at the sky "WHY!!". MB

uncleawang said...

What a lovely photo !!!.
Thanks for the visit.

Marie Reed said...

Babs!! My Internet has been batty too!

Daryl said...

Ah when things get too annoying step away from the computer and go shoot something ... ;-D

lv2scpbk said...

Does look grey. Nice shot in black and white. Love the bridge on your other post.

alicesg said...

It is a lovely shot. The island you stay in looked beautiful and big.

Sylvia K said...

I do know about computer issues! This is a great shot! Hope you get things cleared up soon, you can always stop by a pub and drink one for me. And, yeah, like Daryl says, go shoot something!

Ann said...

This reminds me of some of my parents old b&w photos of England from the 40s and 50s.

Photo Cache said...

Sorry about your technical difficulties.

It's holiday here in the states too, and I spent my day walking around San Francisco and taking pictures.

Lovely mono.

Guy D said...

Great mono pic, I love it.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carraol said...

Beautiful composition of this quiet spot, perfect for walk or run or for just sit and take a pic like this!

Hilary said...

My Pentax isn't allowed out in the rain either - but my Kodak EasyShare most definitely is! (well for a fewseconds only)

Black and white is often perfect for British beaches - for obvious reasons!

Susan said...

Ugh, good luck with the laptop problems--but the photo's wonderful! I've been trying to learn better black & white photography, and practicing. This one's inspiring. I hope your week gets better!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So, so sorry to hear you're experiencing laptop woes. How irritating! Hope you solve it soon.

Chuck Pefley said...

Fickle machines! You've arrived at the only logical treatment plan, however. Alternatives to being connected abound -:)

Glad to hear your postcard arrived!

Dragonstar said...

Such typical summer weather...

Gail's Man said...

Not one for the tourist guides methinks. It was just the same here. Saturday, lovely & sunny. Sunday; started well & then went downhill. Monday. Did Monday arrive?

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely view, Babooshka. Good luck resolving your computer situation.

Mojo said...

How the hell did I fall so far behind in your posts? this here is marvelous. Sorry I missed it the first time around! Long stretches of empty beach strike a chord with me. I've even been known to visit the coast in the dead of winter just for that very reason. Looks like this might have been just such a day actually.

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