Shingle Creek

Free Hi-Res Wallpaper: Solitude

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"Solitude", Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/20 at 1/160 sec., 135mmFree Hi-Res Desktop Wallpaper - Just reverse click over the image and choose "Save Image as..."

“Solitude”, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/20 at 1/160 sec., 135mm
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Here’s a small version for whatever.
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The Laughing Place

There is a spot in Kissimmee that sits hidden just feet from Highway 192, the main road through town. It is a place that has somehow beat the odds against the so-called progress resulting from having Walt Disney World in your back yard. It is fortunate to have kept most of its pristine natural beauty. It was a favorite spot to bring my camera as a teenager back in the 70’s; in fact, I won a 1st-place ribbon in my first photography contest in high school with an infrared photo taken here. At some point, I started referring to this as my “laughing place”. Of course, I took that name from Joel Chandler Harris’ “Uncle Remus” story with the same title. In the story, Br’er Rabbit explains that his laughing place is where he goes when he wants to forget his troubles. I’ve killed many hours forgetting my troubles in the shadows of this cypress swamp, watching leaves drift silently by on the mirrored surface of its black waters. Back then, as now, I would often find myself wishing I could somehow just hop aboard one of those leaves and let the slowly moving current quietly pull me away to wherever it wants me to go.

"The Laughing Place" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

“The Laughing Place” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm
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The Whole of Tranquility

“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”
   ― James Carroll

"The Whole of Tranquility" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/4.5 at 1/640 sec., 28mm To purchase a print, click here.

“The Whole of Tranquility” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/4.5 at 1/640 sec., 28mm
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Questionable Social Behaviors

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Abstract Nature: Moss, Cypress and Sky

“It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye.”
    — Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1929)

Having a bit of fun going overboard with the various editing tools in OnOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8, again… Usually after a few days, I’ll get this sort of thing out of my system.

"Moss, Cypress and Sky" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90 mm

“Moss, Cypress and Sky” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90mm
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Predictable Social Behavior

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Shadows on Shingle Creek

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
  – Petronius Arbiter

In my much younger days, Shingle Creek was one of my favorite places to take photos or to just sit, think and watch time pass. Back then, I didn’t think about snakes, mud, mosquitoes, mud, or mud. Early this morning, those things were very much on my mind as I took my first stroll on this land in at least twenty years. Typically, I couldn’t come here without seeing at least one or two rowboats floating silently on the water, their occupants dangling fishing lines in hopeful anticipation that matched that of the birds on the banks waiting and watching for minnows. Not so today; although there was no hint of a boat having been this way in a long time, I couldn’t mistake the sound of cars on the major roadway that is now on the other side of the background trees. I was quite happy to see there had been no further progress; I expected there to be more of less here by now.

"Morning Swamplight" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/20 at 1/80 sec., 16 mm

“Morning Swamplight” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/20 at 1/80 sec., 16 mm

"Swamplight" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/250 sec., 16 mm

“Swamplight” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/250 sec., 16 mm

 

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