Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thematic Photographic 13: Watery v.4.0

"White House"
Washington, DC - April 1998 (Click to embiggen)

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"Boat House"
Raleigh, NC - November 1999 (Click to embiggen)

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Continuing the sub-theme of dichotomies that I seem to have established this week, I give you America's most famous address, and one that most of the world has never heard of.

I understand the current tenant's lease is up on this home in a few months, and we've gotten to applications for the next lease. The board will be meeting in November to approve one of them.

Meanwhile, a few hundred miles to the south, this boat rental shop quietly goes about its business at Shelley Lake oblivious to the battle for rights to claim that "other" house. The park that includes this oversized pond is one of the nicer green spaces within the city of Raleigh proper.

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Anonymous said...

I think, of the two houses, I would much prefer living in the smaller one. Just sayin'.

ciara said...

i haven't been able to keep up with the thematic photographic, but i do have some 'water' pics on my blog if you want to check it out. i also have some photos in a post from last year at the pearl harbor memorial.

i love how that looks like it's splashing all up on the white kind of does make me think about the upcoming election.

tiff said...

I would have thought for SURE that the boathouse was at the Durant Nature Park.
Seems like they must have expended the boathouse since you took that picture, but it's been a while since I've been to Shelley Lake, so maybe I'm memembering wrong.
Nice shot tho. Did you de-saturate or something?

Mojo said...

Quill: You should check out Gord's latest series of posts on It Strikes Me Funny. He talks about building 1000 sq ft and smaller homes. But if you use the boats themselves for scale, you can tell how small the building is. I suppose people squeeze a whole life into a space that small all the time, but it would be a tight fit.

ciara: The Arizona Memorial is awe inspiring. I was 12 when I went there, but the memory has never faded. I wonder if the pictures I took are still around somewhere.

Tiff: Shh! You're giving away all my secrets! I remember the day I took that shot very well. A chilly November morning the day after Thanksgiving, in delightful company (yes I have a picture -- and no I'm not posting it). And yes, I desaturated it about 30 or 40 percent. I wanted the simplicity of monochrome, but I wanted to keep a bit of the color temp. If I'd been shooting it today I'd be using the monochrome setting with sepia toning. But this was taken in 1999 and in 1999 digital was still way over my horizon.

Leora said...

I love water pics. This one is very watery, indeed.

Anonymous said...

mMM. Love the water pics, mojo!
Very crisp and cool. Makes me want to grab my wool peacoat and go tour the capitol. I've been twice, but never in the Fall.
Nice to meet you!

oh...and the fireworks shots are great! the color is fantastic. I can smell the sulfur in the air.