by Stefan Fletcher July. 20, 2013 2167 views

Last night's storms (it's actually July 29th) swept away the heavy, oppressive atmosphere, leaving the village bathed in the scent of pines drying in the sun. (I'm often tempted on days like these to ask the municipal council to change the village's name to “Airwick”.)

The temperature is a perfect 30º. A light breeze swishes through the trees. Bees are drowsily humming in the lavender, hibiscus, thyme and rosemary I planted in the garden that are my personal contribution to any village name-change. There's a languid riff by the occasional cicada, along with peaceful cooing of doves.

That hammock looks sorely tempting.

There's a universal law, an order known as dharma in Sanskrit, which rules that on days like today I have to be stuck in the office, translating an unutterably tedious and badly-written text.

So here I am.

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Dorothe 7 years, 8 months ago

Dharma? It is Murphy's law!:-)))

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Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 8 months ago

I look at your B&W posts with two minds. One the aesthetic mind to enjoy the beauty, the other with the mind of the Lightroom 4 practitioner, wondering about the process to achieve this result. I would really like to know the various choices you have made when editing. Here I am guessing that you pushed the Highlight slider far to the left to get rid of all the spotty white highlights, but what else did you do? Of course I would need to see the original RAW image to really appreciate the result
By the way, I like the result very much. The movement of the leaves in the tree gives a wonderful sense of the refreshing breeze.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Matt Mckenna 7 years, 8 months ago

A what can I say that would do justest to this image, I love the effect that you have created, the B&W is so vivid it is jumping out at me, love it

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 8 months ago

How inviting but you might enjoy a glass of wine later in the hammock :-)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kenny H 7 years, 8 months ago

I like this. Love the hammock in the background!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 8 months ago

LOL about the originalchange of name for your town .
Lovely B & W.
I'd love some lavender plants but haven't managed to grow any succesfully yet and my rosemary is taking a while to get any bigger than the a tiny bush, still have to buy that at the local supermarket.
Patience for your tedious translation to be finished soon.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 years, 8 months ago

Good luck. I'm doing the same. (Btw, loved the text)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
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