Twilight Stop

By: pbcmedia

Dec 28 2008

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Category: 2009, Aging, anxiety, Creativity, Humor, Life, Personal, Photography


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

I had to push myself out the door today, day four of Countdown to 2009.  (See HERE)  I didn’t feel like contemplating the reeds without the colors of sunset.  Hell, I didn’t feel like contemplating the reeds or anything else.

So, I delivered “the” talk to myself and went out the door and decided to take photos of them with another lens.   After doing that with results I’ll post on a future day, I looked around and at myself.  I was wearing an outfit that my mother would have shot me down like an elk if I’d worn in the house never mind outside.  I laughed.  Ok, one more photo stop and I’ll go straight home and stop nowhere.  No getting out of the car.

My camera was already set with the lens I usually use for stoplights at intersections.  So, off I went to my favorite set of lights.  Yes, I have a favorite stoplight just like I have my favorite pajamas.

So, off I went to twilight at the intersection on Rt. 140.

I am usually behind someone and have to stop which is critical for these shots.  I had the right lens all prepped on manual with the correct settings and just went from light to light and around again.  This was from the last sequence of shots before I headed home.

You know that feeling when you think you’ve got something nice?

It’s not always borne out once home and images can be fully inspected, particularly with these type of shots.

But, I have to say, I like this one and the best part is no one was in danger in its capture!  And, no horns were honking at me, either.

Although if I’d gotten out to show them my outfit–pajama bottoms were visible below the 30 year old coat with no buttons left– I might have gotten a few beep beeps.

I’ve got to widen my contemplation in Countdown to 2009 from how to lead a meaningful life to how to dress properly if in an accident.

©Pat Coakley 2008


7 comments on “Twilight Stop”

  1. Just make sure you have on clean underwear . . .

  2. Wouldn’t it be a funny moment if you got out in your PJ’s to take a shot, and someone behind you got out of their car to take a shot of you?

    And wouldn’t it be even funnier if it was me!

    I am looking forward to seeing the photos, as usual.

  3. Great colours. Nice shot!

    I once read somewhere that we aren’t truly adults until our parents die. It’s a pity if that’s actually the case.

  4. Um..Tysdaddy. If you are wearing pajamas underwear is sort of a non starter if you get my drift.

    Pomeroy, anytime you’d be pulling up behind me in a vehicle, I’d be worth a photo!

    Razz, twilight is the key for these colors (if you ever take up this hobby) and your comment could require a separate post. I know that feeling of having both parents and only sibling gone and it is quite odd for me, the “baby” of the family to now be the “it” of the family, but I think whether parents or siblings are alive or not, we are always a son or daughter, a sister or a brother– whether we are adults, now…that is the question!!

  5. I love this photo, Pat! And love it even more when I think of you in your pjs snapping it. As far as accident preparedness … clean pjs would seem like a good plan.

  6. Hi, Stacie! You are right, clean pjs would “seem” like a good plan. I got another pair for Christmas so now I have two pairs! I think clean pj’s may be in my future.

  7. If I got your drift, there’d be a draft . . .


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