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Sometimes It Turns Out To Be a Mermaid

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Muse: Synchronicity II - The Police - Synchronicity

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celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: August 8th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
really great shot! a little eerie and spooky.

and brave of you to take your camera into water like that.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I took a whole bunch -- how could I not, in that setting -- but think I like that one best for its archetypal qualities.

Not only did I take my camera into the water, I had it poised just above the surface, cradled in my hands -- I couldn't look through the viewfinder -- with my knuckles partially immersed. It was the only way to get that angle and the great dark swirls around Skylar.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: August 8th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
well, it's beautiful. and very appropriately titled. i hadn't noticed your title at first, and was going to say something about how she looked like a mermaid.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. I was playing off the Police song, which mentions something rising from the deep in a Scottish lake.
midendian From: midendian Date: August 8th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow, where's that?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, a little south of the town of Stanley:


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midendian From: midendian Date: August 8th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ah! Easy to forget there are beautiful peaks like that outside of California :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
With fewer people visiting them, at least in the case of Idaho.

See you next Saturday. . .

(And be sure to introduce yourself.)
mary919 From: mary919 Date: August 8th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Amazing picture. It looks like a scene straight out of fantasy. There's something mysterious and animal about her face in that light and with that perspective, and there could be old castles on those peaks. I was sure you were going to say it was in Scotland or somewhere like that. Amazing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, hey, thanks. It's great to hear from you. Yes, it sure does look like Scotland. I'd never really seen photos of that area, at least that I knew were of that area. I was blown away by the beauty and relative emptiness of it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 8th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love that image! It is totally amazing and hauntingly beautiful.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I'm really happy about how it came out. The setting was so beautiful that my photographic talents were stymied at first. But I persevered.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: August 8th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I don't know if my previous comments are here or not but, I love this image!!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 8th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, you must have written the one I just unscreened. Thank you. It's always nice to hear from you. I've been meaning to contact you, just to say "Hello" and what not. And to discuss pie!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: August 9th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Pie? You are too much... you and your whole clan! {{{hugs}}}
I swear we have to have a cook off just to enjoy some time together. Seriously.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: August 9th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, that was me. I thought I was logged in. :-)
From: yao_bu_yao Date: August 9th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
wow!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 9th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Danke sehr! I took a lot in the series. Most were pretty good, given the setting, but I'm glad I kept shooting.
flw From: flw Date: August 9th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Spiderland

Totally Indy-Rock Tastic!

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 9th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Spiderland

Were you aware of my Louisville fixation?
flw From: flw Date: August 9th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Spiderland

Were you aware of my Louisville fixation? You know who took that picture?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 16th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Spiderland

Belatedly -- I never got notification of these two comments -- yes, I know who took the photo!

His beard scares me, though.
flw From: flw Date: August 16th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Spiderland

That is the purpose of a beard.
flw From: flw Date: August 9th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Spiderland

I am obsessed with areas of the country that when you look at them on the map, you think, "Good land. Good climate. Good water source. Good location. Beautiful area. Lots of natural resources... why is there (comparitively) NOTHING THERE?"

For instance: Central Asia. (Southern Siberia... NOTHING but vast expanses of lakes and forests and rivers)
wanderius_thrax From: wanderius_thrax Date: August 9th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that's a really great photo! i've rediscovered the obvious--reflective surfaces usually help in sending a photo/picture over the top. I've been playing a lot with a 3d design program the past couple of weeks--it's like, wow, that looks cool with no reflection... but click-click-click, now it's reflecting that looks OMG AWESOME!!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 9th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It sure helps when drawing or painting. In this case, the only way to get the angle I wanted was to wade far out into the very shallow lake. I'm glad I did. And I'm even gladder that you liked the photo!
zonaroja From: zonaroja Date: August 10th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Beautiful! There are pics that follow you throughout life...that decades later you still look back to....this will be one of those photos for skylar. portraiture worthy!
From: donttrustsnakes Date: August 16th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Hansel Mieth, 1939



"Rhesus Monkey Sitting in Water"

Both very nice shots.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 16th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Hansel Mieth, 1939

Thanks! Nice to hear from you. And I'm grateful for the photo, which I did not previously know.
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