February 4th, 2017

Whale door handle
  • ysilme

Up and down

Looking up at people looking down....

This is the famous Preikestolen in Norway, seen from below, from a ferry sailing through the fjord. The tiny dots you see on top are actually people; I had my zoom lens on full extension to get this pic. Here's a second pic to give you an idea of the distance; the line you see belongs to the ferry, and in the middle you can see the Preikestolen far, far up, at 604 metres/1,982 ft.Collapse )
Whale door handle
  • ysilme

Noise

Some people call it noise, others call it fun, entertaining minstrel music. *g* All right, so there were some bawdy songs and some rough voices, but if this should be noise, it's certainly a nice kind of it!

Last year, we took a short trip on the Lädine, a historic rebuild of a 15th century freight sailer on Lake Constance where these had been in use. We were there during a small Medieval festival on the shore, and to our delight, one of the minstrel groups of the festival decided to take the trip at the same time, and when offered to get the trip for free, were happy to play for us. Which in turn caused a dour comment from some corner: "There's no escaping that infernal noise!" IDK, perhaps better avoid Medieval fairs in the future if you don't like that, dear sir? ^^
GoldenDove
  • thismaz

Noise

It's not easy to represent 'noise' visually, although others have posted some really good responses to this prompt. Unfortunately, I seem to prefer to take peaceful pictures.

But I went looking through my folders, searching for inspiration, and eventually came across the photos I took when I visited the university art students' honours show a couple of years ago. I think this painting is as close to a visual representation of violent noise as you could get.



And from the same show, gentler visual noise. This seems to me to be more like a pitter-pattering sound.