Tuesday, October 25, 2011

spouting off

Wow, the sun shone brightly today, and the views were stunning all around. This is Meyer Park, which is just East of our post office and across the street from our amazing new library.

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Someone told me that the water is shooting up because of a machine under the water. That's ridiculous! Who would believe such a preposterous notion? How do you plug in an electric machine under the water?! Or if it is allegedly gas powered, let me ask you this, what would happen to your car's engine if you submerged it under water? I'm not that gullible, people! No, I believe this to be a whale of some sort. Probably the beluga from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium enjoying a day in the burbs before he gets shipped off to do some work in Connecticut.

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If you are able to view our town's e-newspaper, you will see that I added my photo to the other shots of the park.

15 comments:

Teacher's Pet said...

Craver....this is a great shot. I feel the movement in this...loving all the aspects you captured!!
You love photography, and I can tell.
...The sparkling water....the mist from the spout cascading across the lake....just beautiful.
I hope someone captures that whale....it could play havoc!!! :))))
The view from your new library is very pretty...
Smiles,
Jackie

Happyone:-) said...

Pretty photo. I like how the leaves are the frame for it.

imac said...

Im sorry Craver, its all my fault that you captured this great shot of spurting water - I let Moby Dick out of his swimming pool.

Craver Vii said...

I do love to see and share the beauty, Jackie. Especially with people who appreciate it. Your nice comment is a wonderful motivator. Now, if we were using my 4-D Imaginator, you would feel the gusty winds and cool, fine mist as well.

Happyone, that framing thing is something that I like to do with landscapes. I'll use the flash to get the color of something close by, instead of letting it create a silhouette. Usually I have to tone down the flip-up flash (with Kleenex), but this was so bright outside, that I let it go full-force.

Ahoy, Imac! Or should I call you Ishmael? That must be one heckuva swimming pool. Come get your whale, and next time you're in the neighborhood, we will need to share a meal and a beer.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! that is an amazing shot!
i love everything there is in this photo!

gorgeous!
betty

p.s. hope your fence is ok by now.

George said...

I don't know how that whale got into the pool, but you certainly got this picture at the perfect moment. This is so pretty that you just might have to keep the whale there.

lime said...

definitely a whale. i'm with you.

Craver Vii said...

We got a lot done on the fence the other day, Betty. There's still LOTS to do there, and projects like this usually have unforeseen problems that pop up, but that's life, right?

Thanks for such an extravagant encouragement!

I have sad news, George. I made a reference here to a male beluga from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. This male is being shipped to Connecticut for reproductive services, so it made the local news. Then yesterday, I saw that one of his close friends, a female from Chicago just passed away, but I do not know the cause of death. :-(

Then it must be a whale for sure, Lime. There's no way they'd pull one over you and me, both.

chris said...

Same as you I believe it is a whale ;-) Maybe a fresh water new species ;-) Lucky you to have some sun it is become darker and darker over here ;-)

Kristin Bridgman said...

Hey there,
Just hopped over from anothers site. . .love the shot through the leaves! My husband is a photographer on the side. I love to see how people "see" through the camera lens.
Glad I came over:)
Blessings~

Carletta said...

Ah, the elusive Meyer Park whale!
Are you working for your local tourism board Craver? :)
Lovely image of light and water!

I know I've said it before and it may sound like a broken record but your posts always make me smile.

Craver Vii said...

Chris, I have been thinking of what to photograph when it gets dark. I imagine I'll be doing some experimental things, and maybe more macro. Dark as Iceland may be, YOU are a bright spot whenever you visit, my friend! Peace.

Welcome, Kristin! I saw some of 's photography, and he has a real gift. You're a fellow homeschooler? Excellent! Thanks for visiting.

Yea!! I can never hear it enough, Carletta. Thanks so much for the encouraging boost.

EG Wow said...

I think you have a tourist attraction there, Craver! I for one would love to see that whale up close.

Teacher's Pet said...

Friday (10:25 P.M.)
Ooops...left another comment for you earlier. Was using my phone to do it....squinting at those itty bitty keys.
Thought I left it here. Nope. Left it on another of your blog posts.
I guess it's "Hide and Seek" time for you.... :))))

Shammickite said...

Definitely a whale, no doubt at all. I hope all the local residents by the name of Jonah are taking appropriate precautions.