Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wexford Sights (XVIII): After The Rain





Some photos taken after the recent rain. The top and bottom images are of spiderwebs adorned with little droplets of water. I'd have posted more, but the macro lens on my camera is acting up. An addition, as I sit here on this dark windy night wondering if the internet single will last long enough to post it: there's a guy called James Kirby who goes under the moniker of V/Vm, and specialises in deranged remixes of popular songs, transforming them into often nightmarish reflections. He's best known for his very creepy version of Chris de Burgh's awful 'Lady in Red' (found on YouTube here), but the following made me laugh out loud in the way that it so brilliantly undermines the original:

If you're interested, there's more on V/Vm here.

6 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Excellent photos! I wish I was producing photos of that quality but my creative juices have dried up a bit since my last operation

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks, Jams. And creative juices are tidal: they recede, but they return in force at a moment's notice!

Sean Jeating said...

It is the fourth - no, the fifth - time I am returning.

Each photo is worth a post of its own. There is one, though, I do enlarge again and again - the one with the droplet hanging at the edge of the fuchsia blossom, encapsulating a world of its own.

A metaphor? ... yes, a metaphor! ... How to explain, though? ...

... and tempted I feel to pinch the very photo; just in case I find words to put in words the thoughts that are humming. May I?

... and on and on I could go. However, here I stop. Following readers could come to think 'What a ...'
Ha ha ha ...

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thank you, Sean. I'm very glad that you feel that my humble photos are worthy of a second (and third) look! The droplet on the fushcia is one that I'm quite happy with; for once the macro lens did its work properly!

Claude said...

Splendid sights! You caught so well the iridescence of single drops of water on plants. They look like a cluster of little diamonds, all different shapes and colours, while keeping a crystalline transparency. The photos, with one drop mysteriously attached, are very suspenseful. I keep waiting for the droplet to gracefully, softly fall to the ground.

A Doubtful Egg said...

I don't think I could add to that observation! Well said, Claudia. I'm really glad you like the pictures; Nature that provides the beauty, and I just aim a camera at it and hope for the best...