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16 September 2008 @ 09:03 pm
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guppiecatguppiecat on September 17th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know about the others, but I'm certainly impressed.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 17th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
Thank you, sir!
Diplomatically brutal since 1999tuluum on September 17th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
wow :)
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritterfredcritter on September 17th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
:D Thanks!
Haniahaniaw on September 17th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
That is stunning!!! I love it.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 17th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm happy you like it.
Peter Hentges: ganeshjbru on September 17th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
And a very cool one at that!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 17th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Ooooh. Thanks!
gomeza on September 17th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to ask what the actual subject matter was and how the photo was accomplished, but in the end, I suppose it doesn't really matter - I do appreciate it for what it is - it's beautiful!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 19th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
TMI perhaps....

Thanks ever so much—I'm glad you like it.

I sincerely hope it doesn't spoil it if I tell you more about the photo. I took it sometime in the late 70's. It's the Tom Mix Memorial (see map); I saw it off to the side of the road as I was driving and thought it interesting enough to stop and take some photos.

View Actual Map
(Google's embedded frame thang didn't work so I screen-grabbed a gif)

If you go to the actual Google map and click the location marker, a balloon with some information about the site plus a photo that some other nice person took and posted will pop up. I don't remember the sheltered picnic table being there back when I took my photo—I especially don't remember having to take it into account and work around it, which is at part of why I don't think it was there then—but I can't guarantee that my memory is correct. It has been, after all, such a long exposition.

The really weird thing about it is that the riderless horse is actually cut out of a piece of sheet metal rather than being the sculpture it may seem to be in the photos. Considering that was one of the aspects of the monument that engaged me and caused me to find it truly fascinating, it's interesting that I seem to have done rather a good job of disguising that fact in my photo. I guess I must just be funny that way. At least some of the time.

Ha! I just discovered that if you click on the "More" box on the actual Google map and select the "Photos" clickiebox, the window populates with a lot of squares representing photos. If you then click on the square to which the location marker appears to be pointing, up pops a photo by another person. That photo clearly shows the quintessential sheet-metalness of the bit at the top…

Again, I'm very glad you enjoy the photo!

gomeza on September 22nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Re: TMI perhaps....
Far from spoiling it, the back story makes it more interesting.
Feelings are what you make of themmrsmodew on September 18th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Now there are two that I need on my walls. You are incredible.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 19th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)

*blush*

Gawrsh, thanks. I'm very glad you like it.

one_undoneone_undone on September 19th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
Wow, this is a fabulous photo. I think I may like this one best of all the pics you've posted so far, and that's saying something.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on September 19th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)

It is? You do? That is just so way cool. Thankyou thankyou thankyou.