Great photo. Read on FB that you got this when walking your dog?
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He got me up but we don’t walk in the dark. Neighborhood full of red foxes and he likes to bark at them. I try to be a good neighbor. 🙂
Fox in the hood. Wow!
Quite a few actually. Last year a pair had a litter of five. I saw them. This year I am told their litter was seven. I did not see them all together but have seen several running around here at the same time. No problem with the bunny population.
I really like this, an aura of mystery! A stellar shot (or is that Stella)
Thanks for going with the theme, Robert. 🙂 It could have been even more mysterious, but I wanted the starburst and had to wait for the thick fog to thin out a bit. Still get a little of the foggy effect around the lamp.I had hoped to get the starburst through the tree but the fog was foiling that desire. 😉
It’s such a well-defined star, and a cool picture.
I had to go out three times before I was able to get it. The first two times were just a wad of bright mush.
And I won’t blanch to remind everyone, regarding this picture of trees, that DuBois means ‘of the woods.’
Oh my gosh, blanch took me way too long, nice one! 😀
Steve’s title and your comment gave me carte blanche to continue with the theme.
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I was expecting you to come up with a good one and you did not disappoint, Steve.
Do I see a wet street? We’ve had yet more rain today … not lots … but just enough to make the atmosphere pretty miserable. Now you’ve really got me wondering about what parameters influence the number of star points in images such as this?
Yes, we had quite the storm come through here last night and the heavy fog kept things wet and shiny. Just a short time ago this evening we had another come through but not as fierce as last night’s.
This was with the Zeiss 50mm PLanar which also has 9 blades. I’ll have to research how the blades and aperture work together to create the rays. This was at f/16 which is as small as the 50’s aperture closes.
The lamp certainly beckons one’s attention and curiosity.
This wasn’t exactly total fulfillment of my desire but came close. Thanks, Ann.
Despite your title, my mind went in a different direction when I saw the photo. I thought of the first stanza of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “Rhapsody On a Windy Night.”
Along the reaches of the street…
Every street lamp that I pass
Beats like a fatalistic drum,
And through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
In its way, the poem’s as dark as the night you’ve captured here, but I’ve always loved it. When I still lived in the midwest, I enjoyed late night walks through fallen leaves, especially after a rain. The photo brought back those experiences, too.
First of all, I admire folks like you who can recall their readings. Sometimes I can’t remember what I have read when I move on to the next paragraph in a book. It’s very frustrating and I am not quite sure, actually not even close to not quite, why that is. I sometimes get all sleepy-eyed when reading. But it’s not oldish age. I could never memorize anything in school more than two sentences long. The preamble…”We the people …..”. It’s just a vast “Wasteland” in there. 🙂
I like what you have shared although I had nothing particular in mind when I made this image aside from recalling other images I have seen of streetlamps in the night.
With previous beagles I could walk them in the night. But both Murphy and now Bentley bark/ed in the dark at things smelled and heard so with respect for my neighbors we don’t do that now…especially with the bevy of foxes in the ‘hood these days.
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