Friday, April 20, 2007

Photo Hunters --- Steps


I'd hoped to produce something original this week for the theme STEPS. Bad ideas and little time conspired together to force me towards my photography archive for an appropriate photograph. I made the picture of the ancient fire escape on the local Odd Fellows Hall almost 10 years ago. Those steps are intended to save a life.

My second choice was this wooden walkway that crosses a local wetland. Each time I look at it appears to ask to step across. I had some other ideas but they all seemed to involve parking my Vespa in front of a set of steps. If I could have thought of something even more stupid I might have actually made the picture.

The weather has warmed considerably the past couple of days. Today saw the thermometer pass the 70° F mark making riding relaxed and comfortable. I stopped on the way to pick up dinner at a local restaurant to photograph this old wooden clapboard building. I have seen it for years and have no idea what its for. Just looks neat.

On the way this evening to get some DVDs I stopped in the warm glowing of the setting sun. It's nice not to have to worry about my hands freezing every time I make an image. Tomorrow morning I plan to leave early to ride 60 miles to an auction with my friend Paul. From there I don't know where I'll go. Wherever it is I'm certain I'll have a good time.

21 comments:

TNChick said...

The first steps of the fire escape is one great shot but I love the 2nd choice of the walkway!! Great choices for the theme!

Rose said...

I hate fire escape steps. lol
I really like the last photo.

srp said...

I like the mystery of the walkway... not being able to see all the way to the other side. Great pictures!

Jane said...

Neat pics! I love the desert one with the bike!

jmb said...

The fire escape photo is wonderful, the walkway looks like one on Bowen Island not far from us.
jmb

amy said...

those are alll really good...




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Michael said...

Hi Steve,

That's a truly beautiful sunset shot - thanks very much for posting it!

M

Dragonheart said...

Nice pair of photos for steps. :) I really like the walkway photo. :)

jenn in holland said...

I am a fan of the walkway there. I agree it does seem as if it's beckoning to be crossed.
Love the shots this week. Very cool.

SimplyTim said...

Hi Steve,

Neat fire escape.

With the theme of steps, the seat of your scooter in front of the door of the old wood structure looks like it is providing a front landing, or the first step down to the ground.

Tim

eastcoastlife said...

Hi Steve!
I'm a new photo hunter from Singapore.

You take really awesome pictures! I love the wooden walkway! It gives the place so much character!

Bengbeng said...

Hi, let me intro myself, Bengbeng :)
love yr pics especially the second one

Linda said...

I don't think I'd want to try to go down that old fire escape! Very nice photos and glad to hear that you're finally getting some nice weather as we are this weekend. It's about time!

Lynn said...

I love the black and white pictures!

Barbara H. said...

I'd be a little afraid to use the fire escape. but I guess if the building was burning and that was the only way out, I'd take my chances.

That walkway does look inviting!

CodyandMichelle said...

I'll take B&W over color any day. Both photos are good, probably leaning towards the 2nd one cause I'm more of a woodsy guy:)

meeyauw said...

I love those boardwalks over wetlands. I love your Vespa and I love that building. You are in a gorgeous area. Some day I will get a Vespa to run down to the village, too! Mine will be pink (and I have seen them!)

Incog & Nito said...

I agree the walkway looks interesting. Happy weekend.

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

The fire escape photo reminds me of my home town--the old buildings--even the Odd Fellows Hall.

I like the foot path especially--it is inviting.

SASSY MOM said...

The first pic is quite scary.. but you have neat pictures! My hubby would surely be envious is he sees your bike. He's been wanting to buy one but I really don't want him to.

Nway, thanks for dropping by.

Happy Sunday!

angelo said...

Those are all great shots! That second one really does seem to beckon. Happy Hunting and a belated welcome to the hunt.