Saturday, January 12, 2008

Energy #1 or #2

"Energy #1"
West Odessa, Texas

"Energy #2"
West Odessa, Texas

A quick post this morning before heading for a day trip, back up to Bailey County for photos, with Donna and a couple of 15 year old girls -- my niece and her granddaughter. Should be interesting!

Actually, these two pictures were taken on a very pleasant mini photo safari yesterday with that same niece, who recently bought a digital camera with her own hard-earned money so she could take her very own pictures of West Texas. That makes this Aunt really proud.

Today's suggestion "Energy" is from John, of typos.daylight.fate. His suggestions were all ideas, which seem to lend themselves nicely to taking pictures of whatever my heart desires. Nice guy! While gathering up the link to his blog, I quickly noted a really beautiful recent piece of his, something about 112 moons? Another proud moment. :) And if it makes his Yankee heart feel any better, I've gotten a few of my own speeding tickets as well -- even while using my best drawl. "But, sir, I was just fixin' to slow down when I noticed that speedometer thingie was way on up there." Pre-addressed envelope for me, too.

Photo info --
Standard post-production to make these images blog-ready (reduce and 50% sharpen). No need to do Multiply Image on these. That blue is the blue that we live under most days.


nelda said...

#1 for the beauty of the clouds. The composition of #2 is awesome, and the picture is pretty even if it is just some big old power lines!

Andi said...

I second Nelda's comment! The clouds swooshing across the sky give me energy!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

What I find amazing are the tiny Energizer Bunnies you minimized and cut and pasted into the clouds.

There are thousands of them and it is like sublimal advertising.

I have to go out and buy batteries, excuse me. AA, AAA, C, D - that little rectangular one. :)

I think these two would look cool overlayed.

BTW, the clouds - nature - blow away anything we as people imagine we can do. The only thing we have done is created electrical light which diminishes the night sky.

I think Edison's light bulb is why people stopped believing in God.

If you are in mountains or desert at night, you crumble in awe over the universe. In Bellmore, tonight,all we see is the 7-11 neon sign as we concentrate concentrate on the taste and rush of a bad Slurpee.

Here, a toast to all the moons over lil' old Odessa.

Y'all or U-Haul.


dianeclancy said...

Hi Debi,

My heart is right there with #1 ... gorgeous!!

Have a great day together!

~ Diane Clancy

Bobbie said...

Me too! #1 just has the energy that is stored in those clouds. Just imagine what it must be like up there. You know me, I love the wind!

Kris Cahill said...

#1 please! I love the energy in those clouds. They are the kind that inspire me to paint them. They are preening across the sky. It looks to me like they are chasing each other like a bunch of kids.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I love the 2 contrasting energy forms you chose.
The cloudscape is just wonderful. Very peaceful. I could lay on the grass and gaze at that for hours!
Wind ofcourse is a great energy source..imagine if Captain Cook hadn't been able to sail across the seas to make the discoveries he did?
So Number 1 it is for me!Looking forward to see the results of your safari!

Sweet Irene said...

Definitely number one and wouldn't I like to be a cloud swept away by the wind like that.

I think when you see clouds like that it is God being whimsical on his day off.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

before my eyes really focused on #1, I thought it was a monster ocean wave. ive never seen them like that here, but i have apparently a different water orientation. that being said, i too vote for #1 for the incredible majesty. you are making me hungry for time outside. we've had solid rain for almost 10 days, with only brief respites occurring when ive been hard at work inside. i like john's idea of the overlay. have fun.

chosha said...

I love #1, but then I'm a total sky junkie.

D.C. Confidential said...

I'm going with No. 2 on this one. It's just so stark and real and "in your face." Very visceral.

Neda said...

Do we really live in the same STATE!!!!??? This is one heck of a gorgeous sky scene! My vote is for #1

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