Today this is a footbridge to nowhere; I think it was built for vehicles, and decommissioned long ago. That means the stone-toothed window was a decoration, nothing more.
While this looks like and entrance to the underworld, I think it’s wholly prosaic…a simple drain.
We allocated our 20%-off-one-full-price-item coupon from REI to new shoes for me. I wanted a great pair to get my exercise on sidewalks in—the urban Thang. I was assured these Hoka shoes would be like walking on clouds! And a tad pricey, so: perfect for the coupon. Soon, I walked three miles in them and I would say: clouds. Wonderful. Like nothing I’ve ever worn. [Bonus: Foot happy!]
Here’s old to go with the new above. I traipsed off in an alley (wearing the Hokas) that’s more of a drainage lined with cobblestones (but still technically public), and found this apparent abandonment scenario. I couldn’t even figure out what the yellow/red/white vehicle was: pickup? van? After snapping this quick digital record, I left the mystery…to be (quietly) mysterious.
I was zipping along trying to keep my heart rate solidly in zone 3, and had to back up a step to get this photo. I snapped, and as I got my feet moving to re-attain my zone, I heard a voice behind me chuckle, “That’ll be five bucks!” Heh.
Tried out a night shot of the sky, letting the computations pile up to make the photo. Can’t decide if the green Thang is a UFO or schmutz on the lens.
Decoration exuberance abounds in our neighborhood.
Meanwhile…the water was flowing (aka falling water).
And the sand-churners were practicing.
All photos with the widest lens (aka “ultra wide”); only the first did I alter the aspect ratio.
New phone did NOT think this was a face; it’s pretty sharp!
I think of dahlias as fall flowers, but maybe that’s what they do in the Deep South, and not in cooler places.
Lily pad droplets. Magic of surface tension.
Flower droplets. Lookit that color!
Wide lens aka “ultra wide” to Apple.
Normal lens aka “wide” to Apple.
This second trio are cropped to 16×9 aspect ratio, but otherwise unchanged. In the order presented, the lenses are digital-world 13mm, 26mm, and 52mm. FYI
This morning I thought my day would be miscellaneous (dull, boring) chores, with the headliner being getting my hair done (D, B subject for a post…). [I’m so Midwest.]
Then I went for a walk and found these droplets spaced like a variation on a flat meniscus situation, and thought, well, that’d be a big improvement on hair salon tedium.
Just about rush hour, things turned topsy turvy. The Guru exercised his traffic mojo and we went “to the mall” Apple store and brought home a new phone for me. Lots of advertising focused (heh) on the three lenses, ignoring the one on the front for selfies. Now I have to study up on how to use all the lenses with technical intelligence and creativity. It was raining and getting darned dark when I made this photo (which would never win a prize of any sort). Still, the fancy algorithms produce an interesting image, no?
Last night was warm and strangely still, perfect conditions for mistiness to descend with the arrival of MrSun, first to the north where I usually photo, and then, later, in a second appearance of ground fog, to the south, shown here.
I am pondering what the googly, triple-eyed iPhone 11 Pro would do with this view…would it temper the murkiness (rrr), or enhance it? Or?
[Perhaps science is called for: get that phone; find “phog;” take pictures. Examine results.]
Public art one: red bird, airborne.
White bird: tethered.
I like the red one better; seems “free”er and less contrived. My imagination, perhaps.
“License plate” on rental electric moped. The second letter…you’re meant to see “U” not “O.” I see the intent, but it’s an “O” to me. The rest is…tacky. At best.
We ventured out toward the ’burbs to a civic center to see model train layouts and the miscellany that vendors bring to such shows, table after table of tracks and trains and fake trees, and fake all kinds of landscape and small town elements. [We managed to not buy anything. Yay!] I did see a snack-baggie of scale model coal for $5. Wonder if the vendor bought it as “fake coal” or as some kind of generic project plastic granular sand or something….
Somehow, I managed to photograph this carnival ride that wasn’t even in a diorama. Somehow, it seems more interesting….