What I Hated the Least Today 45/365: Nature

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19 comments on “What I Hated the Least Today 45/365: Nature”

  1. Washers and dryers are so decadent. Graduating from laundramats, to wringer washer and clothesline, up to a bona fide washer and dryer not at a friend’s house, not down the hall, but right inside my own house, I give gratitude to the dryer. I could be on the river smashing my clothes with rocks. I am glad I am not. Great photos, great story.

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    1. I congratulate myself for my good luck anytime my eyes rest on my washing machine combined with dryer. I have a huge appreciation for things that make ordinary tasks easier. My grandmother did actually do her laundry under a water pump…

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  2. Very colourful area 🙂 You don’t have any idea what they were really meant for? Back home, every apartment building [at least USED to] have some type of arrangement for big carpets. You hung them over the rod, rolled them up so that you could beat them. http://www.muller.se/angela/archives/pics/mattmupp.jpg
    Perhaps this is something similar …

    Walking, just for the sake of it, has never been my thing. Strange really — nobody could be less goal oriented than I. The surroundings there look quite lovely!

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    1. Of course! I’m so dumb, I forgot that the poles were meant for carpets. I knew it, but it’s so long since I saw anyone using it for carpets that I quite forgot. I saw some people using the poles for laundry lines.

      The surroundings here aren’t that nice, but I edited the picture to make it look nicer 😉 Also, I didn’t take any closeups of all the rubbish that was on each step.

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        1. Most people have wall-to-wall carpeting here too, and also everyone has a vacuum now, so I’m not sure what the point of the suicide poles is. It’s curious that no one attempted to steal them and sell them as scrap metal yet – which I’d quite approve of – maybe they’re too deep rooted.

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  3. That first photo is just beautiful – I can almost smell the crisp air and the contrast of colours is gorgeous. Nice place to take your camera walking! Did it like it there ?

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    1. Haha, yes, my camera enjoyed itself more than I did 😉 The photos actually turned out very bleak, but I added some vibrancy and saturation in post-processing, so it looks much more enticing than the real thing. I have to admit that it was an okay walk though. I’m inclined to do it again 🙂

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      1. Could you post the original too? I would love to see how different they are – especially because I am absolutely clueless when it comes to the editing of photos 🙂

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        1. The original photo should be here:

          Editing photos take some practice but ultimately, it’s not very difficult. Many editing apps have a smart autoedit option, when you just press a button and your photo is automatically adjusted to look better…

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  4. 🙂 haha it seems I am the antithesis of you. Thank you for introducing me to Emerson’s Transparent eyeball! In the city I can reside and live a peaceful existence but in nature my chest and heart expand beyond explanation. Everywhere I walk I take my camera (for a walk), although more often than not it is now my phone (chosen specifically for its camera). Post-processing is something that I enjoy doing too; thank goodness for digital for opening up this possibility to rank amateurs like me 🙂 Thank you for your posts…I have been on a semi-self imposed hiatus and have only recently returned. I find myself quite frequently with a wry smile of my face as I read your posts and they are inspiring me to gently rejoin the wordpress community. Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It very much made my day 🙂

      My pleasure to introduce you to the transparent eyeball – I get the idea, but I find the metaphor hilarious. While I prefer the city, I must admit, begrudgingly, that it felt quite peaceful to walk in natural surroundings. And the city was still safely behind my back…

      I’m a mediocre to bad photographer, but I usually manage to fix a lot in post-processing. I have a good camera on my phone too – though it picked the phone for its long-lasting battery rather than its camera – and I’ve grown quite seasoned in using Snapseed for editing camera pictures. It can do great things and make a bad and boring photo look interesting.

      And, of course, welcome back to blogging, the WordPress community is the best, I daresay, and it will be good to have you around 🙂

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