Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Stressing and Savouring

I appreciate your commiseration with my computer woes. Said woes continue. Backing up files, which I haven't done for a while, is even problematic because even that process tends to cause a crash. So, I drag a few at a time to Cuppa's computer, and will put them on an external hard drive from there. I am doing the extra step of loading them onto her computer first because not having to deal with an additional item is one less thing to tax my sadsack machine. It's all very odd because I can usually do things like type this without running into trouble.

We didn't get around to exploring new pathways as I had wished the other day. We returned rather late from ogling Butterfly's shower presents; it was downright nippy by that time, and the shadows were beginning to lengthen, so we stuck to tried and true paths. Nevertheless, Cuppa thought to bring her camera along, and I was able to snap the following picture. It's a little creek right next to the river in the park near our house, and I think it looks pretty fine in this photo. As you can see, I continue to experiment with methods of processing colour into black and white.

Perhaps because I remember the days when it was so cool to advance to colour photography, I am not quite as taken with b&w as many. I probably prefer colour to b&w about 99.9% of the time. But it's still fun to experiment, and I only crashed the computer once while doing that — or maybe it was twice. Sigh. Nevertheless, while the computer causes some angst and stress, I appreciate being able to spend time playing with pixels like this and generally savouring my days, for there looms a time when there will be no more days to savour.

Meanwhile, Butterfly has posted some photos and I know that Cuppa will also do so either today or tomorrow. I know because I uploaded a half dozen for her last night, and they merely await proper and lucid explication. Wow! Did I say that?! lol

Creek by the River

Creek by the River b&w3

15 comments:

Turtle Guy said...

Computer woes? Yah, me too. What happened to the pen and paper that always WORKED???!!!

I had a boo at the smudge picture... it'll be so cool to see her outside! You must be thrilled!

Kathy said...

As long as there be machines there will be machine worries lol someone once said. Hey! it looks BRrrrr in your part of the world! the snow looks beautiful. I'm hoping for rain and some thunder...but we only get some sprinkles, not that exciting.

Maria said...

I wish that I was advanced enough spiritually to appreciate the beauty in a snowy picture. All I see is me shivering and trying to get my kid to put on her boots.....

Of course, in July, this will all change and any picture with snow in it will be sighed over lovingly.

Bonita said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I don't save any of my photographs. Seems like the only photograph I'm truly interested in is the next one I will take. Then, I'll be attached to it only for a day or so.

Steffi said...

Yes,computer can makes problems sometimes but you pictures are very beautiful.I like it!

Steffi

PBS said...

Beautiful photos of that little creek. I'm not usually much taken with B&W photos either, must be a generational thing!

Laurie said...

I love the photos! Really beautiful.

I also hope that you have good luck with your computer!

Cathy said...

Yes, AC - you did say 'proper and lucid explication' and I loved it.

Regarding the photos: The warm sunshine on the side of that cottonwood is best appreciated in the colored version of that lovely photo.

mreddie said...

I'm much more into the color - the color one of the creek almost has a 3-D look to it with the many shades and tones on the bark of the trees - even on the snow. "Proper and lucid explication" is what I read as well, but I'm into that sort of thing also. :) ec

Thailand Gal said...

Computer problems are just the worst! I have no patience with these things when they don't work! :)

Beautiful pictures!


Peace,

~C

Gina said...

I like black and white pictures, but it seems they require very specific subjects.

As for the computer stuff-so stressful! I have an external hard drive that has saved me twice now.

sare said...

Ooooooooo, I love that photo - a river runs through it!
Did my Dad tell you his crack in the ice adventure?? It's a must hear!

Coll said...

You are so fortunate to have such a lovely place to walk. Love the photo.. again I too seem to prefer the coloured one.
Good luck with your computer. Stuff like this drives me absolutely crazy.

Cate said...

Sorry to hear of your computer woes. I share in your pain, as my laptop has started to give me "lip".

Beautiful shots, btw!

Cate

Leann said...

love the picture it reminds me of the creek by my home .we had two of them.mud creek and iorn creek.yes you guessed it one was muddy and one red and rust looking.I like the color one to.God bless.O I checked out the mommy to be.I cant wait for that baby to come.