Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shadowland, With Monsters

When I took Olga out for her early morning walk on Sunday, the light was just right for long shadows, making twigs look monstrous and leaves look like spacecraft.

Speaking of monsters, Dave and I went to see "Godzilla" yesterday. We really enjoyed it. Of course it's completely silly -- in fact I think the new movie maintains the feeling you get when watching a good '50s sci-fi movie. That eye-rolling Oh come on!

And yet it works. It's fun. The effects are crazy.

Having said that, the previews for coming attractions were an endless parade of CGI. They were actually a bit exhausting. I like a good special-effects movie as much as the next person, but particularly in the summer, EVERY movie seems to rely on them.

With light like this, who needs special effects? Real life is fantastic enough!


  1. These are great! I love early morning shadows. It's the only time I ever really get to feel tall. ;)

  2. I think that if people are going to spend a lot of money going to a movie, they want their money's worth in special effects. The good stories about people, they wait for them on CD or Netflix.

  3. perfect northern , ride low on horizon light. Similar light here when the orb shows up. Your shadows are especially smart looking!