Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"I'm Not Dead ... " ~ Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Having been away from the blog since Saturday, I just wanted to do a quick post to let those who might care know that I am still quite alive in spite of my absence from the Blogosphere.  In between working on a better attitude than I had this past weekend, I've actually been pretty busy but am hoping to find the time to get back into things full-swing in the next couple of days provided I can find the time in between Christmas decorating, work, taking Amanda up to the Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts for an open house on Saturday, work, and other assorted stuff.  'Tis the season to be busy, right?

Just to prove that I've done more than lounge on the couch and watch all of the episodes of House that I had stacked up on the DVR, here's a picture that I took yesterday morning after patiently waiting by the side of the railroad tracks for almost 2-1/2 hours ...

Did I mention that it was quite cold yesterday morning with frost all over the ground?  No?  Probably a good thing then as no doubt that would attest to my level of insanity while waiting for a train to come by and trying to get a good picture.  Unfortunately, because trains move fast, this was the best one I got of the engine so I guess I'll be going back to wait another day to try it again.  Next time I'm bringing a blanket, though, and maybe a thermos of hot chocolate!

Boxcars are so much easier to capture ... 

Ah well, gotta go to work now. Hopefully I'll be around to visit all of your blogs soon!


  1. You waited 2.5 hours in the cold to take pictures of a train. Wow, you have the patience of a saint. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  2. Well the shot was worth the wait Linda.

    We had a deep frost here on Monday evening -5 Centrigrade. It's warmed up a bit now it 6 Centigrade. :)

  3. The picture of the train came out really well. Worth the two hour wait, though, perhaps you should wait for the weather to get a bit warmer to try again.

  4. I agree with Sandee...patience indeed. But, the good thing is that you got the shot. It's beautiful!!!
    Nicely done and I agree, next time hot chocolate is in order for sure.

  5. Ah, you have the patience of a true photographer, Linda. :) I've waited hours for the light to be "just right" or for certain wildlife to make an appearance. Such is life behind a camera. That engine shot was definitely worth the wait! Great capture! And, being a huge Python fan myself (I have the entire Flying Circus on DVD) I love your post title.

  6. Anonymous8:01 PM EST

    Hubby said "good job" on the train pics! I missed the first HOUSE episode of this season. I do love that show.

  7. What a dedicated photographer you are. Little crazy, but that's okay :o)

  8. I am glad you are not dead. :)

    I'm looking forward to hearing how you and Amanda like the art school!

  9. What Sandee said! It was a great shot of that engine, as well as the boxcars. You are sooo dedicated, but do stay warm...and alive!

    I'll miss ya while we are away, so stop by and leave me a little note, OK? Merry Christmas, and big hugs...

  10. Wow, when I admired the shots on flickr earlier this week, I had no idea you had to wait that long to get them. That makes them that much more awesome, and definitely would rock in a black frame in a cool restaurant somewhere. Love the train series you got going. Wishing I had the motivation to get out an shoot, its just getting too hard these days.

  11. Tis the season to be sure have that right! lol I don't know if I'm coming or going these days!!

    Woohoo, you finally were able to get pictures of the train going over those tracks!!! Love it. I'm very much like you in that I'll wait in the cold for hours just to get a certain picture or see something. lol A blanket and hot chocolate does seem like a good idea for next time though:-) xoxo

  12. I don't think I could wait that long, even on a warm summer's day. Just saying.

    That reminds me... I just bought some hot chocolate and some mini-marshmellos! I'll have to have some tonight before bed!

    Big Hugs ♥xo

  13. I'vew got to say, Linda, you are a dedicated photographer. Most would have given up a long time before.

  14. Great shots, Linda. You really do have a great eye, and your skill with the camera is great. Patience is not one of my strong suits, and I need to really start looking at the totality of what I'm shooting.

    I tend to look for the most interesting shot I can get in the present circumstances rather than waiting for "just the right moment." I think there's something to be said for both approaches.


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