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Twilight zone

We sat on the deck sipping on gin and tonics - very important remedy against mosquitoes. The sun has set and I am using the last little light to capture the rest and calm that has set on the Zambezi at that time. The only noise is the grunting hippo's moving up to elsewhere in the river.

The last time I had a break of note was very long ago in 2005. I am taking three weeks to see if I can delve some new energy from the rest and calm of the time away. To all my shutter friends - best of luck and the best of pictures.

I have done a strange thing. I went through all my likey pictures. Will I unlikey some of them? No - I still believe they are likeys. I bit of nostalgia (sorry Viktor) when you realise that some of the people producing the pictures disappeared into the twilight zone. Here's to old friends!

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Louis in a blue mood. Very unusual and... special. smile
I had no idea gin and tonic is a good remedy against mosquitoes. Is that because you don't pay much attention to them and don't feel their bites after a few glasses? smile
Regarding likeys, you are damn right. Lots of good folks, creme de la creme I would say, faded away from the shutter horizon. Good thing is, John keeps some of the sites alive, but I guess not for long.
I have truly nostalgic moments flipping through their archives, when I see nothing of interest on shutter.
Have restful three weeks, Louis.
Here's to old friends and to keep mosquitoes away. LOL
Louis: The tonic contains a few mg quinine, which (gin and tonic) is what the british in the colonial days used to drink against malaria. A good number of sundowners with gin and tonic is good against the mosquitoes. Ingenious of the british I would say. It also happens to be an excellent thirst quencher in the dry warm parts of Africa.
Thanks for the shared thoughts VZ
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 02:02
This is definitely better than a Black Hole, Louis, and more comforting as a place for disappearance! Beautiful.
Louis: Yes, it is better to hit the twilight zone before disappearing into a black hole. A good break is a good remedy. Thanks Ginnie.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 03:49
What a beautiful scene Louis.
Louis: Thank you Aussie - all the relaxing gives one a steady hand to take the shot.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2009, 05:09
Louis, This is beautiful.
You are lucky to live in such a nice area.
Glad you are taking a nice break from work.
Louis: Thank you Kay - on all counts. Not exactly where I live, but something like interstate travel would be for you. Within reach with a car and a day's drive.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 07:48
Love the processing louis, the peace is palpable
Louis: Thanks zed, yes one can get hooked to it.
this calls for a poem about peave and quietness
Louis: It does call for a poem - and a poet smile
I have heard that the gin has anti mosquito qualities Louis. Presumably you have other protection?
Louis: It is the quinine in the tonic. Ingenious creation of the british in the olden days. While away time with g&t on the hotel verandah and at the same time stock up on anti-malaria. You can use malaria-pills, but watch for side effects and the ones with no side effect are expensive.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 11 Nov 2009, 10:19
Lovely just not the gin and tonic
Louis: When it is a warm day - you will want it smile Thanks vintage.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2009, 10:31
I'll drink with you Louis, I love a good G&T....smile
Enjoy your adventure and keep safe, bring lots of lovely pics back with you.
Louis: I can imagine that you would like it smile So cheers and bottoms up! The camera goes with me - of course smile
Very calm and peaceful scene, enjoy!
Louis: Thank you Linda, I will do my best
Lovely Louis.
Have a great break and try to come back with wonderful pictures!
All the best.
Louis: Thank you richard. I will be doing my best.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2009, 12:23
My goodness Louis, this is amazing!
Louis: I am glad you think so. You should have been there to sip a G&T while listening to africa coming to a rest. Wonderful stuff.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2009, 11:16
een droom-beeld- wondermooi heeft je ook beschreven jullie avondsfeertje, een bijna perfecte, gelukkige situatie- en ik vind ook de soort transparente inlijsting heel prachtig! Zoals je weet vind ik velen foto's die je heeft opgenomen een "likey" maar ik heb dit nooit genoteerd (er was ook een probleem voor mij als outsider)- ik wens je een goede creatieve en bezinnelijke tijd -en ik hoop dat je weer terugkeert!
Louis: Terugkeren in de plannen - denk van Maandag wel. In leven ben ik gisteren teruggekeert - dus moet nog een moment vinden om wat uit te zoeken - 1000 fotos zitten erop smile Bedankt voor't commentaar - 'twas wel een zalige avond in afrika geweest.
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2009, 16:31
Louis: Thanksss NaCha. I am back home in body and still have to sort through the pics I have - but will do a Phoenix thing by monday on shutterchance.
We dont- have mosquitoes we have to be afraid of here in Norway- but I take a GT once in a while, just to be safe....you never know...

The beauty of the twilight zone is that old freinds can come back....and even new friends can emerge...

Cool border...
Louis: I was up north near the pole circle where the Laps live. Millions of mosquitoes per square meter. But they didn't seem that voracious, more icky because they like to get into orifices and are noisy.
You are right about the beauty of twilight smile Thanks again Aksel.

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