one day at a time…
Wednesday, 21 January 2004

Pix Of The Day: Works Like Magic, Even When Wet
CREDIT: © Andrew Leaney/Leaney.org
WHERE: Ullswater, English Lake District. WHAT: steamer pier in the rain.
MAP: Pooley Bridge. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.

Magic Even When Wet © Andrew LeaneyThere is, we suppose, a tendency to take pictures when the sun is shining, rather than when the clouds roll over the sky. Photographically there are good reasons for this, but it does give a somewhat misleading representation of a place to those from afar. It rains in the English Lake District, where we lived before coming to southern Utah. It rains a lot: sometimes in an hour the precipitation is more than what we receive in a year where we now live.

Some of the best days out are had when it rains, the soggy discomfort being just a minor detraction. This picture arrived in RGB format, which supports color in an image, though it can also be used for monochrome images, or images converted to monochrome. We think the latter might be the case, though either way we like it very much.

The pictures was taken by Andrew Leaney in November 2003 at Pooley Bridge Pier, which lies at the northern end of the lake where it outflows. Just a month earlier Andrew was at the next pier on the steamer's route around the lake. His picture from that day, the steamer Raven leaving Howtown Pier, makes quite a contrast. Asked what the weather is like in those parts, answer with confidence, "Magic, but variable!"

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)