26.6.09 - Water Colour
After a desperately long and busy day I thought that a nice sunset walk along the canal would be a good way to wind down, but the mosquitoes disagreed. For the second day running the sunset didn't co-operate either, and everything went a bit grey and flat. But once I got home and had a nice meal things started to look a bit better. I applied my watercolour effect to this image and it brought it alive, refreshing the colours and reflections. The frame is something new for me, but I quite like it, I hope you like it too. I love these old boats, no two are the same, and the canal was built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago. It is a beautiful serene place within walking distance of the City Centre.
I see that my mild mannered remark about the media reaction to Michael Jackson's death yesterday upset someone. So much that they decided to hide behind a nickname and leave a snide comment giving my photo 1 star. I don't really mind, the delete key works fine, but I do worry about some people. I try to live in the real world, not the pages of celebrity magazines. So I am far more concerned about the 100s of millions of people in the world who still have to walk miles for fresh water, than the death of cosseted millionaires with dodgy personal habits.
We're all adults, or most of us are, so we don't have to agree all the time, but there is no need to attack someone's photos just because you don't share the same musical taste :)