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  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2008, 02:28
Louis I like it the colour of the road dominates.May i ask is it mist or dust?
Louis: You may ask - it is dust. Thanks for the comment vintage.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jun 2008, 02:29
Heavy with atmosphere, Louis.

Is that a "speed hump" in the road, or did someone let a trainee loose with the grader last time work was done?

Really like this image.
Louis: Thanks ray. I believe both your guesses could be right. The trainee created the bump by accident so the overseer planted a sign and declared a new speed hump. Just a thought - could a speed hump and a quickie be the same thing?
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Jun 2008, 02:34
Lovely capture of the early morning light (I presume). Hopefully this isn't the road you take to work. That would probably get old fairly quickly.
Louis: Not to work, it is way out in the bush. Thanks for the comment Martin.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Jun 2008, 02:46
Beautiful atmosphere Louis, lovely shot.
Louis: Thank you Aussie
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Jun 2008, 03:46
Louis: Heavenly wink
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 9 Jun 2008, 06:29
I feel a lion waiting to leap out on me, Louis. I think road pictures are boring really, don't you?
Louis: I haven't got an idea why you would think so grin No lions here, but there were elephinks.
I don't need to ''tell granny to suck eggs'' but the post(which I thought was a shadowy person in the thumb) is the making of this. richard
Louis: Thanks Richard. I must confess that I didn't know the expression, so had to look it up. Came accross this explanation:

I always took it as meaning that coz your granny is meant to be really old she probably hasn't a tooth in her head to call her own. Consequently she can't chew eggs, so will be an expert on the subject of sucking them ...

Thought I would share it.
  • DDT
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jun 2008, 08:09
Nice but why do I get the feeling it was a bit cold at the time you took the photo?
Louis: It was the weekend of 27 April - not cold yet in the bushveld. I do agree that this can be a typical winterscape on a dirt road in the bush.
Moody and unusual. The only weak point is the bland sky.
Louis: Thanks Bill, the dust blocks out the sky.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2008, 08:37
Great atmosphere, great colours..I had to smile at Chad's comment....ik zou best die leeuw achter hem aan willen zien rennen...
Louis: Wat een gezicht! Thanks for the comment Astrid.
Beautiful moody shot Louis. Winter in on the way!
Louis: Thank you Richard, not cold yet but winter is knocking.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2008, 10:19
"Im Nebel ruhet noch die Welt,
Noch träumen Wald und Wiesen:
Bald siehst du, wenn der Schleier fällt,
Den blauen Himmel unverstellt,
Herbstkräftig die gedämpfte Welt
In warmem Golde fließen." (Eduard Mörike)
I like the early morning atmosphere and the light - a bit mysterious and all/many 'things' are open...- een heel goede week toegewenst van Philine
Louis: Bedankt voor de wensen en Mörike. Jij kan gerust weer een bezoek afleggen bij deze foto - een bericht voor je van GL@ met een Schubert versie van de Erlkönig daarbij. All of the best, Philine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2008, 10:22
I had to smile about Chad's (the spezi foor road pics) comment and Astrid's funny answer, too!
Louis: Een leeuw wat achter Chad aan en dat op de stofweg - een geweldige idee. Of ook op zijn geasfalteerde weg met die katte ogen.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2008, 10:50
great morning ambiance
Louis: Thank you Chantal
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2008, 15:22
Erlkönig Johann Wolfgang Goethe (♪ Schubert!)

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;
Er hat den Knaben wohl in dem Arm,
Er faßt ihn sicher, er hält ihn warm.

Mein Sohn, was birgst du so bang dein Gesicht? -
Siehst Vater, du den Erlkönig nicht?
Den Erlenkönig mit Kron und Schweif? -
Mein Sohn, es ist ein Nebelstreif. -

»Du liebes Kind, komm, geh mit mir!
Gar schöne Spiele spiel ich mit dir;
Manch bunte Blumen sind an dem Strand,
Meine Mutter hat manch gülden Gewand.«

Mein Vater, mein Vater, und hörest du nicht,
Was Erlenkönig mir leise verspricht? -
Sei ruhig, bleibe ruhig, mein Kind;
In dürren Blättern säuselt der Wind. -

»Willst, feiner Knabe, du mit mir gehn?
Meine Töchter sollen dich warten schön;
Meine Töchter führen den nächtlichen Reihn
Und wiegen und tanzen und singen dich ein.«

Mein Vater, mein Vater, und siehst du nicht dort
Erlkönigs Töchter am düstern Ort? -
Mein Sohn, mein Sohn, ich seh es genau:
Es scheinen die alten Weiden so grau. -

»Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt.«
Mein Vater, mein Vater, jetzt faßt er mich an!
Erlkönig hat mir ein Leids getan! -

Dem Vater grauset's, er reitet geschwind,
Er hält in den Armen das ächzende Kind,
Erreicht den Hof mit Mühe und Not;
In seinen Armen das Kind war tot.

Ik weet het Philine, het is niet in de nacht maar ik vond het wel een mooi stuk om te delen. De "Schubert versie" heb je vast ooit gehoord.

Prettige week allen.

Louis, mooi gedaan.
Louis: Bedankt Giep, da's een mooie. Ik liet Philine weten om weer langes te komen en de Erlkönig te beobachten. En hoe zit dit in de nieuwe huis? Groetjes.
This could almost be a painting. So vivid and unusual.

Louis: Africa could be spectacular if we (who live here) would keep our eyes peeled for the beauty and also if we had a lot less of blood diamonds, zimbabwe tricks etc. Thanks for your comment Paul.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 9 Jun 2008, 18:10
oh i think chad was a little cruel, its not just any old road is it, love the tones/light and atmosphere. Great shot Louis.
Louis: Oh, he was just joking about his 37 consecutive road pictures. But you are right - it is not any road - it is a memory as well. If I would be moving to europe (if ever) this is what I will miss. Thanks for the comment tim.
Fantástic! Really! I recommend a visit to you to this Web, http://nikoslaskaridis.com/ one of the images of cover of this photographer, me has remembered this photo yours. Bravo!
Louis: Thank you Josè-Angel. I have seen the picture that you have mentioned. Nikoslas has great pictures.
looks like some movie scene
Louis: Thank you Dr A.W!
The warm tones and the hues give this a sense of quiet and serenity.
Louis: Thank you Red Pen - it was a serene weekend for me smile
Stunning picture, like the misty effect on this country road. Beautiful composition with the warm tones and landscape.
Louis: Thank you John - country road it is. Now I have a song in my head smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2008, 21:06
GL@ , heel bedankt voor het mooi stukje "Erlkönig", "...es ist ein Nebelstreif..." , Louis' foto past deze woorden en de beschreven geheimzinnige situatie erg goed bij, ja, ik heb get mooie gezang van Schubert ook al gehoord!
Louis: Ik laat Giep even weten.
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 11 Jun 2008, 23:11
Ahhh... good old dusty SA dirt road! Every time I visit your blog I get homesick - thanks Louis! H.
Louis: I am happy to provide Harry. I have long ago sat down and considered the great move - then decided I just can't. Warm summer days with watermelon (sounds stupid I know and I don't even eat so much of the stuff), cold winters with sherry and biltong - and I drive around this country without a map. Maybe why it remains exciting for me to travel to europe smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2008, 00:45
Nice colors and a fantastic atmosphere in this photo.
Louis: Thanks for the comment cako.
There is a certain atmosphere in this one - and I discover more and more the longer I keep looking...
Louis: Thanks Aksel - it was taken for the atmosphere it imparts.

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