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February 21, 2007

Fog and Ice

We're fog-bound today, and waiting for the wolves to descend from the frozen north to consume our very bones, but before that happens, I went outside and got some photos. The entire collection is here, but let me post a couple here as well.

Posted by john at February 21, 2007 11:09 AM

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Steve Buchheit | February 21, 2007 11:28 AM

Hoar ice, always beautiful.

Kate | February 21, 2007 11:34 AM

You've got a great eye for photography. (I'm not just blowing fog up your keister either)

John Scalzi | February 21, 2007 11:39 AM

Well, bear in mind I don't show you all the lousy pictures I take. But thank you, Kate.

Steve Buchheit | February 21, 2007 11:52 AM

They are good photos, John, you do have an eye for it. I didn't mean my comment to mean any schlub with a camera could take good pictures. I just meant that Hoar Ice is always a beautiful thing. When it's accompanied by ice that's sheathed over branches, and the morning sun catches in it, magnificent. Then there is the sound as the wind plays through it which is just fantastic. I always associate it with quiet contemplation.

Ray | February 21, 2007 12:21 PM

Very nine pictures John. Truly winter encapsulated.
If I may share these of Europe and Calif...

Justine Larbalestier | February 21, 2007 12:23 PM

That's how I like to experience the frozen north: via beautiful photographs.

Ray | February 21, 2007 12:23 PM

Umm....nice also! (not nine!)
Now off to the Austrian Chinese food place....
MMMM...Chinese Schnitzel!


Steve Buchheit | February 21, 2007 12:41 PM

Aw, come on Justine. Travel to the north in winter. Experience it for yourself. We don't bite, you know. Unless we're snowed in and all the food is gone then it's every person for themselves, but until that happens all is good. :)

Bearpaw | February 21, 2007 12:51 PM

Well, bear in mind I don't show you all the lousy pictures I take. But thank you, Kate.

As I understand it, one of the major differences between amateur photographers and professional ones is that professional photographers don't show all the lousy pictures they take. (Granted, there's also a huge amount of learning and experience that goes into improving their ration of great photos to not-so-great photos.)

When the wolves come to consume your very bones, can you try to get a few pics? I love wolf photos.

Brad | February 21, 2007 01:00 PM

I like the additional shots on flickr too. I do have to admit the one with the swing-set in it threw me as the swing isn't visible in the thumbnail pic. I think it would be interesting to see a side by side comparison with the original with a version that has the swing removed via photoshop.

I had my own personal experience with the ice and fog this moring. (I'm not that far from where you live.) I pull out of the drive, and then wonder what's wrong with my steering as I'm turning the wheel and the car isn't changing direction. Then I cleared the patch of black ice and suddenly my steering was fixed - amazing! Nothing like an early morning brain cramp combined with unexpected weather conditions.

Steven desJardins | February 21, 2007 02:24 PM

Am I the only one who thinks it odd that, with wolves venturing south to devour his frozen bones, he goes outside? Shouldn't he be setting up barricades, laying in stocks of ammunition, and preparing to throw Grandma from the sleigh?

Steve Buchheit | February 21, 2007 02:26 PM

Steven desJardins, "and preparing to throw Grandma from the sleigh?"

That's in case of reindeer attack.

Justine Larbalestier | February 21, 2007 02:36 PM

Steve Buchheit: Aw, come on Justine. Travel to the north in winter. Experience it for yourself. We don't bite, you know.

I'm in the north in winter and I'm not happy.

Nathan | February 21, 2007 03:13 PM

I'm with Justine. Nothing beats sitting in front of the fireplace with a hot toddy while watching the weather do awful things outside......unless it's sitting on an island somewhere, quaffing Corona's and looking at pics of the weather doing awful things outside.

JerolJ | February 21, 2007 03:32 PM

Just as long as they're not direwolves. We're seeing more and more of those south of The Wall these days - Winter is coming.

Oh, sorry. I've been re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire again.

Nance | February 21, 2007 04:02 PM

Sigh. I wish I had a clothesline.

Scorpio | February 21, 2007 06:28 PM

Naw, you're waiting for the 63 degree weather from Kansas to get there.

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