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aha! photos

I took photos with a disposable camera, had them put on a CD, opened a flickr account AND... now I can post pictures!!

So... from the swamp:

First, a picture of the source of all waters... this is a true spring, bubbling up from the beneath the sands.

Second, a picture of the tree with the praying-hands leaves... but blurry, because the camera chooses what to focus on itself, and doesn't focus on the extreme foreground (see suzan_s, I blame technology... though surely I'm partly to blame :-)

Third, a blurry picture of part of the undiscovered country, so you know it exists! And this blurriness really is the photographer's fault...

(But now I know that I should put this behind an lj cut, so here goes)









I hope this works!

And... I will use the communal digital camera to take more...

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sufitom
Apr. 28th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
ok...I'm with you on the first and third, but I'm not seeing any praying hands in #2.

I know a few people with flicker accounts...let me know what you think, I'm thinking of opening one too. Is it free?....other friends I know use smugmug.

I like springs...hope that seems to rise from nowhere, just out of the ground. Have you seen Bergman's "The Virgin Spring", or "Manon of the Spring"?

On the Orthodox calendar today is a feast of the Life-Giving Spring of the Most Holy Theotokos. There's a nice web page about it here
asakiyume
Apr. 28th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
That was a fascinating page!

Springs are so clearly holy. In Japan, they often mark off a spring as a holy spot. When we lived there, there was a housing development going up near us, and it disturbed a spring, and someone put the lightning-bolt papers that are used at shrines by the spring, and for the longest time the construction work just didn't touch it.

(Here are those lightning-bolt papers; I forget their real name)



I guess in the end they probably did touch it, but by then we had moved, so I can't be sure.
ex_stdymphna813
Apr. 28th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
those are gorgeous, that trail is so inviting.
asakiyume
Apr. 28th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
You would love it--I wish you could walk there ...
ex_stdymphna813
Apr. 29th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
one of these days, i will be visiting boston and maybe we can meet. that would be nice.
babydriver
Apr. 28th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
I really wish I lived somewhere with scenery like that. The spring is beautiful. I'm making it my wallpaper. Thanks! :D
asakiyume
Apr. 28th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I'm tickled! Glad you liked the picture. I think I might make a userpic out of it. But I have some others that I might use for userpics instead.

I wish you could walk in this scenery...
babydriver
Apr. 29th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
I know, me too! The only places like that I could get to are up north, and with gas at $3/gal, a roadtrip isn't looking very likely :(
mcblm921
Apr. 29th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
Nice photos - I think we are on opposite sides of the same marsh system.
asakiyume
Apr. 30th, 2006 11:03 am (UTC)
Hello marsh neighbor!

I've fallen in love with the marsh--or swamp, whichever it is (or maybe it's both)--though I don't know if I'll be so inclined to walk there once it gets more mosquito-y.
seuzen
Apr. 29th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
lj cuts
just looking for instruction...i may venture into the recesses of lj management and figure it out for myself, but...
asakiyume
Apr. 30th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Re: lj cuts
Hi! I left you a message at your page :-)
suzan_s
Apr. 30th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
OOOOH, I love the spring one...awesome. I can see the large leaf...four fingers....smaller downward turned leaf...thumb...yes, yes, I can see praying hands...would probably show better if you could get a close-up of just the leaf...but camera's are so touchy these days! I love the leaf covered lane....stress relief stroll for sure.
joybon
Apr. 30th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Oh my!!
Lovely lovely lovely.
I want to walk down the path (run actually).
Well done you !
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