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Monday, March 08, 2010


Doesn't this look like a scene from a horror movie? Alas, hubby has the same last name as the maker of the Dracula films, and more than once people have asked him if he was his brother. Well, I'm glad hubby isn't, because I find these movies are...kinda not my style !
 Enough said, this pic was taken by him, right by our condo on a mysterious night.
Looking at this moon, I imagine that there might be another world on another planet out there. But I wouldn't bank on Star Trek (sorry, if you're a fan!). The results of my imaginations do not travel further than my canvas.

At the same time in my world and in my neighborhood, the Long Beach harbor is pretty close, and hubby took this shot. A city never goes to sleep at night.

As well as this shot taken by hubby. The purple neon light is from a restaurant, I believe.
He now has so many photos that I'm toying with the idea to do a blog for him. These photos otherwise never will be seen!


Protege said...

These are stunning images. The moon photo is beautiful, very enticing and enigmatic.
I think you should do a photo blog of your husband pictures; if the rest is anything like this, I will read it.;)

Clytie said...

I think you need to talk hubby into starting his own blog! That first picture, after I enlarged it, is definitely spooky! I keep looking at it again and again. I love the city lights, don't get me wrong, but there's a feeling about this moon shot that I just can't describe.

Dick said...

These pictures are really good, I agree he needs to start a blog of his own.

Stephanie V said...

Lovely, dark photos. I'm a fan of darkness. A whole different set of skills and senses needed for dark movies, dark books and dark nights.

The purple neon light looks like a spider squatting over the sleeping city. Guarding? Nesting?

midwesttomidlands said...

Great pics. Hard to get good nights shots. I see a new blog in your future:)

Paul C said...

Wonderful night shots of vibrant city life.

Angie Muresan said...

Oh! That first photo gave me the chills.

Stop on by, I'm having 3 book giveaways.

Barry said...

Your husband has a wonderful eye. The moon photo is haunting and gthe harbor scene should be used by your Chamber of Commerce.

crochet lady said...

Those are great photos, the reflective night lights in the water are so appealing. The moon picture really is spooky.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you! I'll pass it on to him:) Since he started this just a year ago, he has trouble believing he has something to say with his photos.
Some of the rest may not be as shiny and spectacular, but his photos have his own individual signature mark, and atmosphere(mood) in his photos.

The only way to start it, is that I start it for him! Because he thinks I exaggerate his his skills (I don't think so!). Maybe he'll take it over if I do something he doesn't like -haha, that gives me an idea (just kidding)!

Thaks, friend! I'll pass it on! You know, I'm not that much a fan of dark, so the fact that I as a lover of light think this good, is for me another confirmation, his pics should be seen by others.
The purple...I don't know?...I just chose it, because one of my fave colors is purple:)

Yes, the more comments I get, the more serious I'm thinking about it -just have to find the right way to approach it!
It seems he uses a specific setting for the night pics.

Paul C,
Yes, the city is always vibrant, but also nice to get away to the mountains where there is quietness! Bytheway, I love your profile pic -the green is frivolous and makes me think of spring!

Thank you -I'll pass it on to him:) Another reason to tell him "I told you so"" (not!)
Also thanks for alerting me -if the lot falls on me for a cookbook, give it to someone else (hint, hint-giggle) :)

Thank you Friend! I'll pass it on to him!Especially the last item will make him smile!
How are you doing? You've had so many BIG changes in your life lately -just give yourself time to adjust:)

jeannette stgermain said...

So sorry, I passed you by - I will tell hubby -that comment coming from a Dutchman may win him over to the idea (he is a stubborn Fries, if you know what I mean:) )

Rudee said...

Well I think his photos are beautiful. It's not easy to capture light sources and he's done a great job with these.

Lillie said...

Amazing nite photos. The first one is eerie indeed, the branches on the right looked liked extended long fingers reaching out!! LOL

DUTA said...

It takes great skill to take good pictures in the dark.
I like the first picture; it has mystery about it and makes us think of evil forces out there.

If your hubby is as good a photographer as he is a carpenter, the he should definitely start his own photoblog.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you, I'll pass it on to him. Your comment and that of all the others is my "evidence" that people who don't know him think they're good pics:)

My dear friend, you have a sense for dark mysteries:) -thank you!

He had a very good teacher, but has only one year experience as a photographer, whereas he has been a carpenter for more than 40 years. So, to me, the (his) sky is the limit!

DawnTreader said...

That first one - hard to tell whether it is a painting or a photo at first glance! I think they're all good shots. Tell him that blogging is a great learning experience, you don't have to wait until you consider yourself "good enough" to start! ;)

... and the word verification adds: "re(hu)ally"! ... LOL

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! The top photo does look like a "dark and stormy night" just like the beginning of a horror movie indeed!

I love all the night photos!

jeannette stgermain said...

That's not the only "problem" - he doesn't like blogging LOL
that word application really fits!:)

Indeed it does! Although I have to say that the dark and stormy nights in California are nothing compared to those of the Netherlands:)

Reader Wil said...

Yes great idea to have your dad start a blog that's how my daughter had me start my blog first at EFx2, which went down several times and was unstable.So I came here and my daughter too.

Rosie said...

Wonderful photos, so atmospheric especially the moon photo - a photo blog would be an excellent idea:)

Eki said...

your imagination about that moonlight scene is just like mine ... i often think the same whenever I see this kind of scene: that there must be some kind of other life out there ... I like moon light!

jeannette stgermain said...

Reader wil,
What is your daughter's blog? Maybe you misunderstand - I meant that I want to start a blog for my husband...

Thank you, Rosie! I have it now on black and white that OTHER people think his pics should be on a blog of his own (can you tell, I'm making my case here :) )

Do you know that even though I was only 5 years old that I remember the moon lit nights in Indonesia?
Maybe Saturn or Mars would be hunch?

Glennis said...

Moon lit nights are so lovely, the light is so different, and your lights and reflections are just beautiful.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you, Glennis:). If you read the text, you may see they are hubby's photos -I'll pass on the compliment to him!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jeannette: What great photo of the moon and the night scenes.