Archive for August 7th, 2008

07
Aug
08

Steelhead Flytying Pattern Pics (so-so to a little better)

Riding the Wave~GM

Riding the Wave~GM

Bad Vibrations

Bad Vibrations

Too Hot To Sit Still

Too Hot To Sit Still

So, I was experimenting with new concepts in taking my pictures and my experimets did not turn out as I had hoped. Back to the set up to figure out diffused, side lighting, stability while exposing, backdrop, etc. But, the photo’s were just silly enough that I thought why not show the mistakes.

So, I moved the lights back about a foot on each side. I decide to use the 10 second delay mode rather than trying to maintain stability while pushing the shutter button. I am not sure if it made a difference, but I switched the white balance from white fluorescent light to tungsten light. The combination of changes did result in better photo’s. Not quite there yet but going to continue to experiment with backdrop and lighting.

Junk in the Trunk on the Skunk

Junk in the Trunk on the Skunk

07
Aug
08

Blond Beauty (Seducing the Eye & The Fish)

Blond Beauty in Basic Black

Blond Beauty in Basic Black

Beautiful lines. Very appealing. Perfectly formed. Geeez, are we talking about some hootchie mama like Scarlet or Paris…a different form of beauty, don’t you agree (the fly).
07
Aug
08

Canadian Lakes (Mining Industry’s Dump Site?)

Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites!

Kluela Lake, NW B.C. at risk

Kluela Lake, NW B.C. at risk

 

 

 

Lakes are in B.C., Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, NWT and Nunavut

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/16/condemned-lakes.html

Now, this is where the environmental focus and struggle should be focused and unrelenting. This is several months old release I just came across and may be well publicized but just in case.

07
Aug
08

Nymphs (still seducing us)

Mayfly Nymph

Mayfly Nymph

Sleeping Wood Nymph

Sleeping Wood Nymph

 

Tuscan Water Nymph~Hmmm? Not as appealing

Tuscan Water Nymph~Hmmm? Not as appealing

  

In Greek mythology/religion Nymphs had important roles. They were the main nature beings of Ancient Greece. There were three major water nymph groups. They were: Naiads, Oceanids, and Nereids. There were also many subwater groups of Nymphs. There were Nymphs for just about everything in nature except animals. There were even even specific Nymphs for the Mediterranean sea, but we’ll get to that later. Nymphs hardly ever wore clothing. Nymphs such as the water Nymphs and wood Nymphs depended on their home for survival. For example, if something ever happened to a water nymph’s body of water, they would suffer along with it. Same for the wood Nymphs. If something killed their tree, the would be killed too. Mostly they were healthy Nymphs. They were NOT immortal. The closest they came to immortality was the fact that they lived a long time. Much longer than any mortal would hope to live. They spent most of their lives falling in love, running through the forests, having fun, stuff like that. Nymphs often fell in love with mortal men. Sometimes they married them, sometimes they were rejected. Also, lots of Nymphs gave birth to Zeus’s children. Overall, Nymphs had pretty interesting lives.

I think Dionysus, Pan and Hermes had it figured out. In Greek mythology, a nymph was a class of naked female forms that lived in mountains, groves, by spings, rivers, lakes and oceans. No wonder we are drawn to these areas. The nymphs were believed to be drawn to the ‘superior divinities’ and were eager to serve. What a perfectly intoxicating idea. Naked women moving about eager to provide comfort and pleasure. How the nymphs transfered to entomological definitions is too much work for me right now. I am having more fun looking at nymph impressions on canvas. Yes, I read about Romans and Macedonia streams and nymphs and well, back to the paintings for me. 

 

Hylus Meets The Nymphs

Hylas Meets The Nymphs

 John William Waterhouse – Hylas and the Nymphs (1896). Ah, see this is the downside. Hylas, a young ‘friend’ of Hercules, went to the waters edge at night, in the moonlight the story goes, for water. He comes upon the sedutively lovely nymphs…he is drawn near for the kiss. The sweet kiss. He was drawn over the edge to the depths and never seen again. Perhaps this is why our nymphs have that sharp hook affixed as a reminder to be careful.  




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