Saturday, October 30, 2010

Through Marlowe's Eyes (Part 3)

It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills...

--Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

10 comments:

Judy Williams said...

The perfect quote. The looming trees could be construed as sad, but also to some, scary. I love how they dominate the sky, despite their slender width.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Mister Earl said...

We sure had a hard wet rain last night!

altadenahiker said...

Funny how sinister the iconic SoCal images can be when viewed from certain angles. (You think you, K and I have quoted about half The Big Sleep by now?)

Mister Earl said...

Yeah, with you guys, who needs Kindle or iPad?

ben wideman said...

Beautiful image, Laurie, but I'm curious if that is a color photo that was doctored up, or if it was actually that gray when you took the picture.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Lovely. Distressing to know our avenue palms are at the edge of their life cycles (palms are actually part of the grass family)

Laurie said...

Thanks guys!

Ben, it really was dark and ominous, but I converted this to monochrome and pushed up the contrast. I just love that sinister look.

PA, I can't bear to think about anything happening to those wonderful palms. I think I love them as much as you do.

Shanna said...

Stunning.

Jilly said...

Perfect quotation for a wonderfully moody photograph.

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shot Laurie!!! And the quote is perfect!!! Raymond sure knew how to turn a phrase!!!