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A rainy day shot ...only it wasnt raining.
07-DEC-2009

A rainy day shot ...only it wasn't raining.

I bought some Chinese Lanterns at the FlowerMarket a few weeks ago.
I thought they would bring some colour to the dark days of late October and although
it will soon be time to put up the Christmas decorations, I am reluctant to throw them out.
They were to provide me with a back-up for a rainy day, and although it wasn't raining today,
they caught my eye when I was home at lunchtime.
They also remind me of the time when we could watch foreign language and art house films
like 'Raise the Red Lantern'. With one teenager and one television, our choice of movies is now
dictated by what we'll allow him to watch and what he will agree to watch. With the typical
dubious morality of most Irish parents, we are more willing to let him watch films with 'strong
language and bloody violence' than ones with passionate lovemaking.
The one clink of light on the horizon is that he is studying German so hopefully we will
have a German film season coming up shortly. He has already seen 'Run Lola Run' at
school and enjoyed it so now I just have to hunt down some German titles.

Nikon D90
1/160s f/6.3 at 105.0mm iso500 full exif

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Jeff Real18-Jan-2010 16:26
This is a stunning piece of art. I love your storytelling abilities. Whether with word or image it ts always fascinating ~V~
larose forest photos11-Dec-2009 04:29
Gorgeous photo. YOur capture of these Chinese Lanterns is remarkable. I say Keep 'em! V
LynnH09-Dec-2009 12:45
Fantastic light and background. Beautiful red too. V
lisamidi08-Dec-2009 20:55
oups: "film" titles
lisamidi08-Dec-2009 20:55
A agree with the others: don't throw them away, they are so beautiful!
As for the german fim tiles, let's have a talk about that, I can give you some ideas! v
Kevin Chester08-Dec-2009 17:34
They look great, keep em til thy rot. ;-)
Blandine Mangin08-Dec-2009 16:54
very beautiful compo ! v
globalgadabout08-Dec-2009 16:09
those lanterns are endlessly cheerful, no need to throw them out...beautiful autumn palette in the background...
Neal Nye08-Dec-2009 12:38
Beautiful things on any day! The red color is so nice in this dark season.
January Grey08-Dec-2009 06:55
Stunning eye-catchers! You should hang them on the Christmas tree, Mairead! A beautiful capture! And I always enjoy your commentary! V~
Betty Vlasiu08-Dec-2009 06:05
Wonderful , excellent clarity and detail. ~
slhoornstra08-Dec-2009 02:13
Very nice. I also love the movie (both, actually) and it is always good to keep flowers in the house in winter when we are inside. V
lou_rozensteins08-Dec-2009 00:03
Doesn't look like they need to be thrown out quite yet. You have made a great image here with the lanterns in good focus and a beautiful background. Well done.
Ann...07-Dec-2009 23:32
Oh! don't throw them out - you can have hours of fun with them as they "mature" !! I love the rich orange red.-
Sheila07-Dec-2009 23:04
Lovely glowing red and a simply gorgeous smooth background with complimentary tones.
(At least you recognise the 'dubious morality' LOL.)
Patricia Kay07-Dec-2009 22:41
Beautiful image Mairead...I couldnt throw them away either...BV
Keith O'Brien07-Dec-2009 22:38
Love the blurred background and nicely composed subjects. V
pkocinski07-Dec-2009 22:23
Very nicely done.
Nora van Beek07-Dec-2009 22:18
Such beautiful, rich, warm colors! I agree that the colors in the background really make this one special. ~V~
Colin Storey07-Dec-2009 22:04
Physalis, and a great shot of the tehm , I have a plant full of them in the garden.
Peter Sussex07-Dec-2009 22:03
Wonderful still, love even the background. Fine work!!!
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