Saturday, February 4, 2017

Driver's Seat Photography

A fine subject for many a photographer and schlepper of children and old people, the UW Arboretum is an all-weather drive and winter allows you to pull over and take the shot.  I've never gotten stuck doing that. Now watch me get stuck. I'll take photos of the car getting towed if I do.
I grew up around the Arboretum and often return.
There weren't any turkeys out this time, but there were some walkers ("Brainnssss").


A good place to hide from a Zombie Apocolypse?

There are more shady trees than shady characters in the Arb (as far as I know)

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

This was our idea of an interactive device

You can catch a glimpse of traffic just behind the trees

Fun Fact: There were over 50,000 Little Free Libraries in 2016

Does the sepia tone make it seem warmer? Not warm enough to grab a book and park your dupa on a rock.







44 comments:

  1. I ran a marathon in 1997 that looped through the arboretum. I don't remember very much about it except thinking that it was pretty cool. It is still cool it appears.

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    1. Really, how did you do? It's a pleasant way to get to the south and west sides of town and although the beach and it's lifeguard stand are long gone and they've made it tough to get to my favorite swimming hole, it's still a big draw with way more turkeys than I ever remember.

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    1. Thanks, TTT, I was hoping for more action, maybe on Sunday.

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  3. Great shots! I like sepia shots a lot. They take you to a different place, I think.

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    1. They really do. I only took a few monochrome shots today. It was of a couple walking across the ice and I liked their shadows. It said black and white to me for some reason.

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  4. Looks cold! That owl is spectacular.

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    1. It was a bit too much for me, DS, but I may be getting thinned skinned or thin blooded or something. I was cold today and it was up to 33. I realized that 33 and sunny does you no good in fingerless gloves and shadow.

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    1. Mulţumesc mult, Robert. That is if you're Romanian. Thought you were Italian for awhile there.

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    2. :)) I'd wish:))
      I try to go in Belgium, to be euthanized.

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    3. I'm laughing and I don't know why, Robert.

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    4. We all wish we were Italian, or in my case, more Italian.

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  6. Fab photos and nice descriptions :-)

    I like the oldie tune :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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    1. Ta, Steve, I like your bold statement today {: And you too, hope it doesn't get stuck in your head like it did mine.

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  7. What a lovely place ~ love owl and your photography is awesome ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

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    1. That's very kind, Carol. But remember, the owls are not what they seem.

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    1. Why thank you, Tamar, all it needs is some of your delicious chili.

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    1. As long as my hands don't freeze to the steering wheel, I'm happy, Felicia. Getting warmer though so yeeehaaa.

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  10. ...thanks for sharing your frigid your fotos. Stop back!

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    1. I heard it was 40 just south of here, must have been the meteor.

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  11. I like the little libraries. 50,000 is quite a lot. I like the sepia tone. I think it does make it seem warmer than regular B&W.

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    1. And I'm sure there's more as I type this. I've dropped books off in other neighborhoods but don't feel right borrowing any. None close-by that I've seen but am on the lookout.

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  12. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog! I enjoyed your photos and I am a BIG fan of little free libraries! I have two near me and I just love the thrill of opening the door and finding a good book. You asked about the icon...you will see a little smiley face in edit, just click to see what icons are available.

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    1. Really, a Blogger feature, I never noticed. I would have gone nuts for these little libraries as a kid, you're lucky to have two near you, Mildred.

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  13. Love your photos...I've never heard of little free libraries...so so cool

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    1. I see more and more around town, but not in my immediate area. Makes me wish I read more.

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  14. How interesting. Never knew there was such a thing as a library like this. Looks more like a birdhouse. Most interesting post.

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    1. They are like birdhouses. I bet building them is similar.

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  15. I enjoyed reading this post.Interesting and with great views of photography!I like that owl capture too!

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    1. The owl caught my eye because I've been watching Twin Peaks lately, lol.

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  16. Jeanna, I love snowy landscapes! The little creek with blankets of white caressing its water edge is my favorite shot. The sepia effect does take the chill off the last two images but not enough to talk me into picking out a book to read outdoors, maybe if I could take it home with me and then maybe not. I guess it depends on what the temperature was. I'm a big baby! :) Have a fototastic week & you're invited to join my not-so WW hop! ;)

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    1. That's pretty poetic, Cathy. I like your version better than doing a u-turn at a stop sign and taking the shot from my window until the results forced my lazy butt out of the car to stand in the road. Thanks for the invite I just dropped by.

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  17. I have been noticing all the little libraries available in different states and close to home. What an idea! Liking the cyber tour of the creek and snow.

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    1. Thanks, I was a little surprised to see it there, but it's a good change to a familiar landscape.

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  18. Great shots. I really like the stark white of the snow

    mollyx

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    1. These turned out okay, wish I knew why.

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  19. Hi Jeanna, the Aboretum looks a lovely place to walk, but very cold. Even the sepia photos don't add enough warmth to make me want to go there!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    XX

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    1. It was a chilly one that day as were the last two, but we're due for another warm up tomorrow. Will hopefully catch up with you next week Debbie.

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  20. LOL No, it still looks cold! So much snow! It does make for lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are right PJ. But seven days later everything is melting BIG time.

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