Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More glimpses of Georgetown


There's something comforting about being in a town that's virtually surrounded by mountains. The steep slopes seem to protect everything below them, shielding them from the extremes of the weather and giving a certain warmth to the buildings and the people who live in their shadows.

Visually, though, this is difficult to capture with a camera. I tried. Often. But had a hard time with it. The angles don't always cooperate, and when you've never been there before, it's difficult to know where to go to get the pictures that you want. The day we came through town, we were additionally challenged by rapidly changing weather: brilliantly sunny one moment, gray clouds with flying snow the next.

Still, I had a great time trying. And I think I came home with the kind of images that take me right back - and more importantly allow me to share that experience with anyone who reads the blog.

The experience has inspired me to explore other new-to-me places in a similar way: just walk the streets and capture whatever appeals to the eye. The story will almost unfold on its own from that point forward.

Your turn: Are these images working for you? Should I keep sharing more glimpses of Georgetown?

7 comments:

MissMeliss said...

Well, I'm biased, because I miss the place - we only lived there for a couple years, yet it's the place I liked living most of all my childhood homes.

But, even without that, I love your photography, so more of THAT is always welcome.

(I was so caught up in the notion that you were posting FROM Georgetown, which, btw, becomes a magical place at Christmas, that I didn't even mention how cool the bike wheel was. Forgive me?)

Linda said...

these pictures do work for me. Having tried to accurately photograph the Austrian/German Alps, I know your pain! But continue to share these...I need all the mountains I can get, living on the prarie of Kansas (well, we are actually in a HILLY area of KS, but still....more flat that mountain!)

Anonymous said...

I like the old style American buildings and the stately way they look. I guess that is why I like St. Charles MO with the cobblestone streets and Longrove IL.

You got a great eye for the camera - great pictures.

Glenn Bishop

kenju said...

I'm more familiar with Georgetown , DC area, so it is nice to see another one. I always like your photos, Carmi.

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures!! Keep 'em coming!!

srp said...

This looks so much like the Colorado town setting for that TV show Everwood.

carli said...

Awesome photos. . . keep sharing, as you already are. . .