February 20, 2010

Lake Mendota, today.

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19 comments:

XWL said...

Is that your entry in this week's Gizmodo Shooting Challenge?

(this shot sort of fits)

Jason (the commenter) said...

A good photo, but to be a truly great work of photography it would have needed enough snow to completely obscure the landscape and to be shot with a fish-eye lens.

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

Lake Mendota seems like it would be an excellent setting for a fictional crime. I hope, Professor, if you have a future great American novel in the works, that you will kill someone off there.

Fred4Pres said...

JRH said that and I thought of American Gods. That is a very good book. I should read it again.

Lem said...

Its a Rothko.

Its sublime.

HKatz said...

When I saw this photo I thought of Whistler and the shade of white you see in his paintings - whether it's a woman's dress or fog on an ocean.

Lem said...

Are the heavens and the earth really the same?

Is living and dying the same?

Lem said...

NYU's professor Martin Hoffman said “humans are built in such a way that they can involuntarily and forcefully experience another’s emotion – that their distress is often contingent not on their own but someone else’s painful experience.”

When you are constantly told that it doesn't matter, that its all the same maybe you build up a reservoir that spills over when a Lady Diana, a 9/11, a Haiti comes along.

Meantime everything is just a haze.

Lem said...

Isn't curious that Palin with less education when compared to Obama could be argued to have better instincts than Obama.

All the Experts said she made a mistake giving up the governorship of Alaska.

She tweeted "death panels" and derailed the center piece of a popular president with control of both houses.

Palin could mean what Obama offered and failed to deliver. An unchanging change.

Lem said...

How Do You Keep the Music Playing.

sykes.1 said...

Lake Mendota is an important place in the history of environmental engineering (Wisconsin has a small but very good faculty in the discipline), and more photos at different times of year would be appreciated.

If you already have them in the archives, I would be grateful for a pointer.

traditionalguy said...

Damn that groudhog. We in 62F and sunny Atlanta wish you a gentle and warm spring day...coming soon.

Pogo said...

The photo is so subtle I thought it didn't load.

P said...

President Obama called it Snowmagedden. For those of us from the Midwest, we called it Tuesday....

kentuckyliz said...

Sunny and nice here...still cold but sposed to get to 60 today, according to the yahoo weather widget on my new iPhone3GS 32GB, white, with pink and black OtterBox case.

I rowed that--and won the midwest varsity womens 4+ event in 1986 if I remember the year correctly. Borrowed boat, heavy old wooden thing patched with duct tape. We were the B team but we were faster than the rest of the teams including the men. It was an upset championship race. We race perfectly, and hard, leaving nothing on the water. We were relaxed concentration and the smooth application of power. Jen "Crabs" Behnke didn't catch a crab. We counted down in Russian and did our starts in Russian to be a distractor to the other teams at the start line.

We beat powerhouse teams who had fulltime coaches and carpenters. It was a shocking underdog upset. We could row our bathtub faster than the powerhouse teams could row their expensive lightweight carbon fiber beauties.

It was my moment of athletic glory.

Opus One Media said...

Can you stand a little closer and focus the camera pls.

Meade said...

kentuckyliz = my latest sports hero

MamaM said...

I'm late to post, but wondering if the story Kentucky Liz posted would qualify as a fine example of a potentially self-aggrandizing story told in a non self-aggrandizing way?

Will said...

Love it. Looks like a Russell Chatham painting