I’m sharing my spare time between experiences at the cabin and those that I enjoyed in Florida, and I’d like to digress from tropical subjects to a more contemplative one that came to me just a couple of days before our southern excursion. A dramatic storm front had passed over us in the morning of June 17, followed by a serious downpour and a subsequent lull in its wake. It made for a lovely evening. Sunset 1614Thanks to all the rain and a quiet night, there was delicate but dramatic fog on the lake the next morning. I was on the dock with my cup of coffee when this family of (black?) ducks paddled by, nearly out of sight.Ducks, fog 1650

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10 Responses to Digression

  1. shoreacres says:

    The peacefulness of the first, family photo is touching and reassuring — and a reminder to take those moments together whenever possible.

    As for the second, an optical illusion left me confused last night, and it lingers this morning. At first, my eye interpreted the ducks as a signature, as though the photo were a piece of artwork. Now, I can see the ducks, but the signature comes back easily. I wonder those it is? :-)

    • krikitarts says:

      Family must always come first. We are truly very fortunate to have such a close one. And now that we live so far apart, our time together is all the more precious. I readily see your impression of a signature in the second, a clearly understandable and logical step from its abstractness. Whose indeed?!

  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    I very much like the duck picture, Gary, its very well done. Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      I had a hunch this would be up your alley of minimalist preferences. I considered making the overall gray a bit brighter, but this much more conveyed the mood of the experience and how I wanted the new observer to perceive it. Glad you like it!

  3. That first one is a keeper, Gary. Beautiful light and so evocative. The duck image is a nice bit of zen photography.

  4. I, too, initially had trouble seeing the ducks. At first the whole image seemed abstract to me.

    • krikitarts says:

      That’s a major part of why I like it so much. I considered making the whole thing brighter and increasing the contrast, but this invokes much more effectively the vision I had in mind to portray when I was on the scene.

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