November 27th, 2011

japanese autumn

Doldrums

I thought this prompt would be so easy! We'd been having fog for a couple of weeks, and London in grey November mist is very much in the doldrums. But it cleared pretty much at the moment the prompt was posted! So I thought about taking a very dull picture of a not very successful parade of shops... but it was dull. So I went instead for the literal doldrums, where ships can't sail due to lack of wind. Or, in this case, lack of water.

This is supposed to be a pond. Can you tell?



It's been a dryish year, needless to say...
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Doldrums

When I saw this I thought that I was probably in totally the wrong part of the world for the real Doldrums. Then I had a brainwave. I set off to a moth-balled fish farm about 15 miles away thinking that that would be a double hit on a calm day. But the winds started up on the way and as I got there and parked a really heavy hailstorm arrived and there was no visibility. I suppose the situation could have counted as Doldrums, but how to photograph it?

So, instead, one from April. This was taken from the PS Waverley, late afternoon on the 28th, heading away from Gairloch and back down to Kyle. There was little movement in the water and what there was was due to the movement of the boat.

Doldrums
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Father

This is a very late catch-up.
I'd anticipated this one but struggled to find anything; I'd rejected a really tatty display of Fathers' Day cards in the local Co-op.....
Then I was down in Glasgow for a couple of nights and parked behind a car in the car park which had this dangling from the rear view mirror.

Father
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Hairy

Another catch up.

I'd hoped to delight you with some lovely hairy Highland cows but they seem to have been keeping away from the roads.

I spotted this horse and caught it through the car window.

Hairy