Saturday, March 31, 2007



Blogger Inconsequential said...

hmmm, dark...

I'm off for a ponder...

I like dark...

Though it looks a little odd, have you shopped this one Pod?

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here he goes with the titles again.

Is this a dream or a nightmare? There was an abandoned factory on a parkway I used to travel... and it always gave me the heeby-jeebies, as if it was almost but not quite calling to mind some terrible nightmare I'd had long, long ago and couldn't quite remember.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

INCO -i actually thought of you when i pondered posting this. it was brilliant light when i took this (last weekend at a wedding). we were having THE hottest day ever, when suddenly a big southerly came in. all in a moment summer ended and since then we have had cooler days and cold (ish) nights. i have had to get me jammies out!! i couldn't decide whether or not to keep colour (even stranger light) or convert to b&w which is what i have done....

JC - i know what you mean. sinisterness. i kinda like that and those places. this however is a dream, not a nightmare. don't be scared ;0)

3:47 PM  
Blogger raindog said...

you never cease to amaze. not what i'm used to from the camera of pod. so eerie, so dark. the color version as well. you sly devil you. nicely done! i love it!

5:06 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

any moment now, the hurricane will come and lift the house. BAM! It lands and everything is on full Technicolor! You know I'm clicking my ruby-red heels :)

5:12 PM  
Blogger y.Wendy.y said...

I know I know - I haven't popped in for a while. It's not you Darling's not your splendid photos either. It's me. I am a bad blogger.

But I missed you so stopped by for a visual Pod Feast.

Lovely lovely lovely photo - it echos the sky here this morning (it is snowing - although melting in mid-air)..and dark and sinister at almost 10am. *shivers*

5:40 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

So summer's over then. Was it a wet dream, or did the cloud pass over?

6:43 PM  
Blogger Steve Reed said...

Hi Pod - You definitely have a taste for darkness, for the ominous. Or maybe it's just me, seeing that in your photos. A lot of drama, at any rate.

When I lived in Florida I always enjoyed the tropical skies, the big towering clouds and sudden storms that came so quickly. That's what this reminds me of. Instead of a factory, though, we'd see this rain coming in over an orange grove.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Factory, Steve? These are million dollar apartments by the water. But that's irrelevant.

Dark. Dream? Hmmmm!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey BTW Pod, sure I'd love a cuppa! I've been dreaming of it for ages. Talking about dreams...
Pls contact me on ndaguet at hotmail dot com so we can arrange something. I'm in the city on wednesdays, thursdays and fridays.

Your story about the making of your previous post was fascinating. Getting off the bus to come back to that bench is so poddylike. Amazing that you could achieve such a homely feel (if spartan) in the street.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

This is so powerful - looks like the weather is going to sweep away anything in its path. Very purifying, or is it terrifying? Luscious shot, Pod!

11:06 PM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

But what, what, what do you dream of?

Hey Pod!

Well, another man that gets a "no" from Pod. What I think is interesting is that, in your previous post on my blog, you did not list any physical characteristics regarding the kind of men you like (just other types of things - all non-physical), yet you keep rejecting the men on my blog based on physical characteristics - since you don't actually know them and have no other way to judge. What is up with that, my friend? If looks DO matter (which your actions dictate that they do), I want an example of a man Pod finds attractive physically...

12:29 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Hello. I hopped over from J. David's place and I find your photos are absolutely stunning... You made the oridinary extraordinary to say the least... I think my faves are your recent nature ones... Absolutely gorgeous!

I also see your earlier ones from Sept/Oct 06 had a lot of 'graffiti' shots.. Reminded me of this particular 'photographer' on Flickr. Anyway, I'm also a Lush fan! Ehehe!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to admit that my first reaction to this photo was that is was a prison. Sorry, but the tower made think that. You know, guard look-out and all. Thus, the inmate on the inside was still dreaming of his old life on the outside.

hmm ... talk about dark thoughts! But, I had to go with my first reaction. Maybe I just have an overactive imagination! I always enjoy reading the real story behind the photo when you share it with us. I would be interesting to see it in color.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, I meant that last sentence to read
IT would ... etc.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Bobby D. said...

This is beautiful--it is like a Charles Sheeler painting --once I asked a clerk in the Museum of Modern Art bookshop if they had any books on "the Precisionists" and hesmirked, rolled his eyes at me in distain and said "you MEAN the im- PRESSIONISTS." I said "No lil'dude, I mean Precisionists!" ... oh well, Pod got it, and it is so nice I'm going to steal it if I can just so I can use it as a screensaver.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Bobby D. said...

I meant he smirked and disdain...

I oughter prrofread...

My first thought was the beauty of the sky and the depth. I really love this-- the tones are too dreamy & rich too scare me any way. but I see how it could represent a nightmare. ala Roald Dahl or something

8:22 AM  
Blogger Bobby D. said...

oh I see Reya already had the perfect word for this


8:23 AM  
Blogger Bobby D. said...

Th pic I stole (slid actually) is good... it really looks like a factory 2 me. but SOME apt buildings have that feel anyway. some have that 'correctional facility' feel to them.

9:39 AM  
Blogger m.a. said...

I really like this photo. I think that I would like to write something about it. Would you be kind enough to let me post your picture on my blog, with full credit, of course?

12:49 PM  
Blogger Steve Reed said...

Those are apartments?? Wow. They definitely have the industrial brutalist look. At least, in black and white. :)

1:56 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

i'd be quite interested to see the colour version...

i've a big mailbox, so feel free :)

ended up with three ending for the pic...
Think I chose my weakest, but went with it anyway.

so here we go...

It was cliché
And I knew
To use this
Dank dark dusty
Old abandoned warehouse
As a lair

So I rigged
Hidden speakers about
To add effects
Creaks and groan
Footsteps crying whisper
Some theatrical flair
Misty smoky air
From added pipes
And subtle spots
Casting shadows/light

All leading on
Drawing them in
Inexorably central bound

My labyrinths heart
A vast cavern
Of dark light
Strobe and sound
A cacophonous hall
Industrial and black

As they amass
Around the pit
Awaiting the first
Awaiting the one
One who releases
Inhibitions angst ennui

Witching hour strikes
The DJ begins…

4:44 PM  
Blogger T-Bird said...

You have a lovely eye for capturing transient image.

4:50 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

Fabulous pics Pod (the last one too - I'm catching up!). You really do have an 'eye'.

Richard Stilgoe and Duncan Goodhew? I'm in the 'A' listers you know!

I like turning up late so I can read all your great comments and all the cryptic comments from people who's blog you've left comments on!

8:57 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

what'ya dreaming of, Pod?

10:11 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...


10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even in color it's nearly black & white. eerie. What a storm! Funny that when it was in B&W my eye and mind focused on the building more. Now it's more drawn to the storm itself.

3:04 AM  
Blogger FirstNations said...

i love stormlight, pod. you nailed it!

5:21 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Love the little pale goblin-glow on the glass.

Have you read anything by Neil Gaiman? There's a feeling in this that reminds me of some of his schtuff. Mythic but urban but ordinary but dreamlike.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Drizel said...

O my word how kewl is that...LOVE IT POD!!!

6:56 PM  
Blogger M- Filer said...


10:50 PM  
Blogger m.a. said...

The text is up, Pod! :)

2:32 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

atmosphère tres superbe

very impressive atmosphere… photo superb

5:08 AM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Heyyyyyy Amigo,

thank you for visiting and for your comments. I am back ... and I am back. Anyway ... thats is the live ...

Saludos ...

BTW: great work man!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

RAINDAWG - really? i thought i had posted some eerie pics before...i must try harder. thanks doc!

SHE-LA - there's no place like home ;0p

WENDZ - yes you are bad. i shall put you over my knee!! ;0o

NICK - twas very wet :0/

STE - i don't think it is you, i think i have a taste for the ominous perhaps. and yes, these are very very expensive (and hideous in my opinion) apartments!

NAT - i shall be in touch! i have to have oral surgery next week which will wipe me out for a bit, so after then. looking forward! ;0)

REYA - purifying yes. if you are terrified, you can hold my hand x

JD - i dream lots of things my friend. where would i begin? keep trying to please the eye of pod ;0p

ROBERT - nice to meet you, and thatnks for the link! lush and the cocteau twins...good man!

LYNNE - i think i would feel imprisoned living there, if not by the building, then by the mortgage one would need!

CHED - i shall look up charles sheeler. thanks for the compliment! ;0)

MA - steal away. i am honoured ;0)

INC - what where the other endings?

THUNDERBIRD - thank you! i shall pop over and see you soon!

RW - i have two eyes i do actually. as you have eyes for the stars x

LETTY - the most memorable dream i had of late was this. i was working in a factory. at breaktime i went outsdide and ivy tilsley came out for a fag, and gave me a book called 'beautiful places to smoke' which i flicked through thinking 'err'. then she said 'you know mike (baldwin)?' i says 'yeah' she says ' well he might me good at suppin', but he's no good at suckin'!' and she winked at me, and i mentally grimmaced.......

HHB - good word!

FN - thank ye!! hope you're ok x

LORI - i shall look him up thank you!

ETAIN - i thought you might like this one

M-FILER - thank you sir, and welcome!

OLI - merci

RATZ - good to have you back. it seems like an age!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

1 .serial killers body store
2. drug den/lab/brothel/type place

9:43 PM  
Blogger lowenkopf said...

The cover illo for David Copperfield. Gets grit in my eyes, just looking at it.

2:16 AM  
Blogger MB said...

pod, these last 3 have marvelous, luminous light. Wow.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

SHELLY - good ol' david copperfield! nice to meet you ;0)

MB - thank you, and nice to see such a lovely little bird drop by!

10:40 AM  

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