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Petite wet-snow blizzard Friday afternoon. It was like shooting in the rain.

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I’ve driven over this little overpass a few zillion times in my life, but it never occurred to me to stop until I caught a glimpse of it in the storm on Friday.

Just when we think our lives are settled and predictable, circumstances can change abruptly,  rocketing  our complacent selves into a whole new narrative. That doesn’t mean bad things are happening in Wabi Sabi land, but an unexpected turn of events has switched us all onto a wildly different track. I put aside my camera for a while, something I haven’t done in years, but I’m thinking it’s maybe safe to quietly exhale now.  Even new narratives should yield a little creative space.

Hmmm…maybe I should buy a new lens. Major metaphoric statement, yes?

Not enough haze to be fog, but enough to lay a filter over my early morning outing.

 

One image which needs to be viewed at full size. Seriously.

Downtown Green Bay

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Three images

Taken from the footpath near the Museum (west side of the Fox.)

On Thursday night, the view from the Museum parking lot was outstanding: the Fox was covered in a glistening coat of ice and a full moon shone over it all. Wabi Sabi, however, was in full-on grown-up garb INCLUDING girl shoes and sans camera, en route from the opening reception for the Art Annual at the Neville (yes! I have a picture in the juried show!) to dinner with friends.

Because…and I’ve said it before…the whole point of making it into art shows is celebrating with friends afterwards.

I returned Sunday night wearing sturdy boots and carrying a tripod. The full moon was gone and the ice has begun to thin, but I was nonetheless pleased with the results.

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I so rarely do black and white, but this last shot seemed to be designed for grays and blacks, shadows and highlights.

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Variation on yesterday’s shot:

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 I’ll set this into context tomorrow but I liked the narrative possibilities of the single picture.

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Because WHO lives under bridges?

If you have followed this blog for a while, then this bridge will be familiar to you. It is my favorite shoot-from-below space. This time, though, the Fox River is covered with a thin layer of ice–an effect I’d not captured before now.

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