Playing with light

Posted on February 16, 2010


Going to the laundromat is one of those things a person cannot avoid. I know. I’ve tried.  There are, however, good ways to use the downtime between Sort, Load and Fold, should a person be provident enough to bring a camera along. 

Behold the Ice.  Can’t you just imagine what it must have been like to look up . . . and up, and up . . . at the Glacier moving inexorably over the land?  Can’t you hear the theme music from 2001: A Space Odyssey?  Isn’t it extraordinary that we once thought of 2001 as the distant future?

But just as the Ice Cometh, the Ice Goeth, leaving behind fanciful shapes, dripping icicles, and the sure knowledge that one day, should we live long enough, there will be a Spring.  Not now of course.  Maybe not until 3001. Still, something to hold onto.

Look at all that ice long enough and all you want to do is go back home and make things cozy. I was experimenting with closeups, seeking to achieve the desirable “bokeh” of my betters with my beloved point’n’shoot camera. I failed at bokeh, but I ended up with cozy. Cozy is good, I think. Here, have a cup.

Now I’m off to a Township Board meeting. In due course I will write it up for the Elk Rapids News. I will endeavor to cast more light than heat. Keep warm, keep safe. Be cozy.