Thorny Twilight

By: pbcmedia

Dec 17 2008

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Category: Creativity, nature, Seasons, STORMS


Focal Length:85mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

The day qualified as miserable.  Leaden skies, sleet, fog.  It looked like it was twilight all day long.

And, then, when it actually was twilight, I stopped at the library and pulled into a parking spot in front of an enormous thorny bush.  Seriously, I’ve parked at this spot a million times in all seasons and had never noticed this lethal looking plant.

What does it look like in spring?  I have no recollection.  On a night, deep in December, when two winter storms are forecast for the weekend, I am going to try to remember what April looks like.

©Pat Coakley 2008


11 comments on “Thorny Twilight”

  1. Neat photo as per normal. I took some shots today. I have to download them and have a look :)

  2. Lethal. I like that word in relation to this photo. Maybe that thorn could attack the winter & send it packing? A girl can hope right :)

  3. Beautiful imagery and the symbology brought a huge smile to my face!

    Ooo I see people trying to do emoticons on your blog again hmph

    • Symbology applied to my work makes me laugh. Emoticons do not. But, it’s been awhile since I’ve done by riff so some new folks may not know about my deep irrational but abiding distaste for those smiley things!

  4. Manual mode, Amber. Manual Mode. You’ll screw up in the beginning but gradually it pays off!

    Conni, A girl can hope alright but I’m a thinkin’ that thorns aren’t gonna do the trick this time. Since the forecast is for 12 inches of snow!!

  5. Wow! That one is wonderful! Did you do any digital tweaking or is it “o’natural”?

    -Turkish Prawn

  6. nice thorns, it will be cool to see what ther’re hidin’ under there
    come spring that is
    CheyAnne ❦

  7. Turkish, everything gets tweaked because that is the nature of digital capture. However, this is what my eye saw. Whether it’s what your eye would have seen, now that is a different question.

  8. CheyAnne, Welcome! I am so intrigued to see what is hiding under there, too. I can’t believe I’ve never noticed. But, then, this is what I said about so many things since I began going out every day to do my national geographic within a 3 miles radius. Appreciate you leaving a comment!

  9. you have a great site and your writing style is quick and fun too.

  10. Another of my favorites. Winter is indeed beautiful if you know where to look. Park and get out more often Pat!

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