The blog of photographer and musician, Kim Ayres

Through these eyes...

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UPDATE:
Carole said my pic looked like a blues album cover, and suggested a band name and title. So here you are, Carole...


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29 comments

Kim Ayres said...

Today, anyway.
Tomorrow, maybe not.

Charlie said...

It is my turn to say I don't know what to say.

savannah said...

thoughtful. like you, sugar! xox

Mary Witzl said...

Rainy there? Whatever it is, I like it.

Sarah said...

matching weather. we've got that too. i dig your take on it - moody, but you know it smells good, because rain does.

Kim Ayres said...

Bloody typical - I try to make some kind of existential angst kind of statment with a picture of rain, and the first 4 commenters live in desert environments...

Eryl Shields said...

I tried to go out for a paper today, but was beaten back in: my eyeballs looked like your window. When will it end?

Fat Lazy Guy said...

That'll be us soon enough... stupid seasons

karatemom said...

to me...its a pic of fragmented shattered rain droplets as viewed through a hazy cloudy distorted view in gloomy shades of grey.

Conan Drumm said...

Maybe you need to migrate south for the winter months.

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl - well it's clear and sunny here today - did you get the snow last night?

FLG - maybe we should live in more equatorial climates, which don't tend to have such changes

KarateMom - that's it! Reflected yesterday's mood perfectly.

Conan - I should be living in a mediterranean climate. The only drawback is lack of money, lack of another language and Maggie's not so keen.

Carole said...

It is a perfect cover for a Blues album. Good eye.

Eryl Shields said...

No snow last night, a smattering today but it's been gloriously sunny for the most part.

Dr Maroon said...

Oh Kim. What a picture. No depth of field whatsoever. You have focused on the window rather than the world outside. A common mistake among beginners. Alter aperture and lens settings and we might get somewhere.
As for the rain, welcome to Dumfriesshire. Serves you right.

problemchildbride said...

I like pregnant window-rain-drops, all full of incipient trickle.

What's the wee brown thing in the lower left? i might say it's a commentary on the jaundiced state of the current economic climate but I always did get carried away to easily.

Kim Ayres said...

Carole - send me a title and a band name (make them up) and I'll create an album cover out of it :)

Eryl - I love the sun

Dr Maroon - Once again I am gobsmacked by your understanding and insight

Sam - On the left is the library across the road. The yellowish bit was the light on in the window. Over on the right is a monkey puzzle tree - the only one I've seen in SW Scotland, I have to admit.

So when you combine the idea of a lonely light calling to booklovers in an increasingly underfunded and underused resource, with the foreign tree in an alien environment, we can see how the uber narrative plays out in a dark and blurry background juxtaposed with the drops in front of our eyes, distorting the life giving light, and undermining our sense of belonging in a nostlagic and unattainable Britain...

Carole said...

MT Heart Blues

Dark Vices

Carole said...

Wow, now I have to put a band together, just so I can have the album cover. That is excellent.

Kim Ayres said...

So do you play the saxaphone?

karatemom said...

very cool..when I was a kid in school we had to design album covers very cool project saw some awesome ideas..this brought back memories of that assignment.

PI said...

Makes me smile - it reminds me of my Gran. On a Monday - washday - when it was raining she'd turn back from the window with a tragic face and
intone, with gloom and doom drowning every syllable -
'Raining again!'
You had to be there. It was throat cut time!

debra said...

Rain is coming our way, too, and thunderstorms. Through Sunday night. That means mud. And muddy dogs. Ugh.

Kanani said...

It could also be the advert for some kind of sexy men's cologne.

Jimmy Bastard said...

There's something very magical about the rain in Scotland. You've managed to capture it perfectly, and it's just how I always envisage it to be.

If you're not Scottish, rain is just rain.

savannah said...

desert? i think not, sugar...this is faulkner country - verdant, luscious, fecund land...ok, maybe not in the winter, but still far from a desert. ;) xoxox

(don't hate the playa, hate the game...not my fault it's 11c at 6.30 in the morning, darlin!)

Kim Ayres said...

KarateMom - maybe I should turn it into a meme and tag everyone...

Pat - I can feel it, I can feel it...

Debra - muddy dogs... one of the reasons pets never appealed...

Kanani - "Gloom. Pour Hommes"

Jimmy - at some point I may have to point out to you that although I've lived in Scotland for 21 years and my wife and children are Scottish...

Savannah - maybe I should have said warmer and sunnier. But then most people fit into that category...

savannah said...

*poke* ya'll know i'm jes teasin! ;) xoxo


(but it really was that warm anevne warmer now!)

i N a said...

rains just change my mood.. hate rains, how i wish it was always sunny..

Kim Ayres said...

I know the feeling - I need to be living somewhere like Greece, Southern France, or California rather than Scotland as far as the weather is concerned :)

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