Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Night Lights #3

While we are here in Houston I am trying to see as many movies as I can. Particularly those that might be in the running for some category of the Academy Awards. I saw Secretariat which was panned by a lot of the critics as being a "Feel Good" movie. What is the matter with being a "Feel Good" movie if it is also a good story, well acted, good photography, wonderful time-piece sets and wardrobe? I don't get it. Does a movie have to be on the darkside to be an Academy Award movie?

Another movie I saw was The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, from the last book in Stieg Larsson's trilogy. I saw the first movie, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo but missed the second one. And, of course, I've read all three books. These movies were made in Sweden and so you have English subtitles. I thought the two movies that I saw were good and kept to the storyline of the books. They felt gritty and raw like the books. I liked them, so of course, the critics panned them. Now Hollywood is going to re-make them. Can Hollywood make them better? Time will tell.

Last night good friends invited us for dinner. They had made a new soup recipe and had bought some tamales from a vendor that they wanted to check out. Simple dinner but we could not have enjoyed it more if it were five-courses. Just goes to remind me that it is the company not the necessarily the food that makes a good evening.

Another Night Lights image at the top. This one is also from the Heights. I'm having a hard time with these images. They look okay in Photoshop or if I view them from one of the Windows image programs but when I add them to Blogspot or Facebook they become darker. They were made in the dark and I want them dark not daylight but I don't want them as dark as Blogspot and Facebook are making them. I'm having to go back and adjust my files. Still they aren't quite right but I hope you enjoy my Night Lights series.


Gloria said...

I think it's a great photo. I love the house and the tree. Someone took time to carefully wrap those lights around the trunk. Awesome. The light burning behind that window invites me in. I wonder what's going on in there? Perhaps a pie baking. Ayeeeee! Very nice. Thx for sharing. Enjoy your holidays.

Jonna said...

I'm loving the night pictures. I wonder if the difference in display on some online sites is due to the site changing the resolution?

I would love to learn how to take night pics of my pond, I can never get them to look as still and mysterious as it looks in person.

Steve Cotton said...

I have stopped posting night photographs for the same reason -- the application seems to readjust the apparent exposure. Thanks for taking the extra time to share the photographs with us.