Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Not as skillful...

I saw a beautiful opportunity for capturing a truly wonderful photo in the sky the other day. Alas, I do not own equipment that would have come NEAR to doing it justice, but it was so cool and I thought of you, Garry, and all the wonderful photos you share. :)

It was nearing sunset and so the sky was getting this really nice color to it, and there, all by itself, was a group of clouds so arranged that they looked exactly like a profile of a handsome man's face. I felt, for a few minutes, as if God Himself were there, checking up on me, letting me know He was watching over me. It was so cool.

Sigh. Too bad for not having a good enough camera!! :) Maybe someday! I guess my mind's eye view of it will have to do! :)

Enjoy the day all - Sylvia

Friday, August 26, 2005

Let your eyes and spirit rejoice!

I have today added a new permanent link on this site, namely, a blog called Flickrsoup for the Soul, which I discovered only this morning. The blogger who created this site has culled what in her view are the best and most uplifting photos on Flickr, and then posted them on the blog. Based on what I admit was a rather cursory examination, I believe she has chosen very well, and this may be something worth a daily perusal by all of us. Just as an example, her latest posting, as of this morning, is this, which is the work of none other than the lovely Agnieszka, who has appeared here before, and who is in fact a member of I miei cari amici. (She doesn't post very often, but that's all right, because she is so busy putting beautiful photographs on Flickr that I don't think she has much time for activities of lesser importance.)

If you click the Flickr link under the picture, you can read the comments made about it, one of which was by yours truly. If you don't feel inclined to explore the picture to that degree, I simply asked Agnieszka if I could have the next dance with her.

My thanks to Fatima for creating the blog, and for doing such a fine job of selecting the cream of the crop from a site that has my vote for being the best thing on the Web. But since Flickr has about 1 million members and contains over 17 million photos, I suppose we need someone to provide us a sort of Reader's Digest version of it, as it were, and Fatima appears to have done a great job with that.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Art as God's gift

For today's blog entry, I'm appropriating this post by Julie, at Happy Catholic, as my own. I knew I liked Pope Benedict, and this is one more reason for me to feel that way. Having recently taken up photography as a serious hobby, I've been thinking a lot lately about art and its role in our lives, and my own views pretty much correspond with his.

Monday, August 15, 2005

When mistakes are fun

A fortunate mistake
Originally uploaded by gwilmore.
I took this picture in Flagstaff Saturday night, and now it appears on Flickr. Click on the image and read my explanation of what happened.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Most-viewed in my Flickr photostream

Workhorse pen 2
Originally uploaded by gwilmore.
I took this picture about two weeks ago and posted it on Flickr. It's a close-up of my favorite fountain pen, set against the backdrop of a Dante passage, copied in my own handwriting using this very pen. As of today, it has been viewed 95 times, and appears certain to become the first of my Flickr photos to be viewed more than 100 times. I was quite pleased by the reception it got, and decided it would be worth posting here as well. Click on the picture and read the description and comments below it.