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Friday, March 5, 2010

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go

Another bummer week, another trip to the ER (fortunately, the doc gave me some good pain meds).  I've passed THREE kidney stones in the last 8 days.  Needless to say, I'm grumpier than normal and feel pretty miserable.

I live in suburbia, so I don't normally deal with traffic.  When I ride my motorcycle to work, I have a carefully picked route that does not have any traffic or congestion.  When I drive the cage (motorcycle speak for 'car'), I don't normally take the same route and I encounter a bit of traffic.  Likewise, I don't normally have my camera out while I drive, but we had rain for several days and I was jonesing for shutter fix. Check out Jame's site for more Weekend Reflections

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
45mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/25 sec @ f4.0
ISO 800
White balance adjusted

20 comments:

James said...

I hope you recover soon. I've heard that kidney stones are the worst. I like your picture a lot. The way the mirror blends with the street to make a sort of portal to what's behind is really cool.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

haaaaaaaaaa les embouteillages de bons matins...

bon w end ;O)

cieldequimper said...

Keeping fingers crossed you get better real soon. Plus, even though I like this a lot, I hope you don't get stuck in traffic!

Regina said...

Get well soon!
Great reflections.

Carolyn Ford said...

I do hope the worst is over with those kidney stones. Get well. The mirrored reflection of rainy day lights in traffic is good. I like how the colors just blend together.

Malyss said...

This picture shows very well the mood of the end of the day, in winter, when everyone is happy to go back home..Great!

Sistertex said...

Looks like you are in a bit of traffic, long slow road to work.

Especially if you aren't feeling well. I hope you are feeling much better soon!!

Coffeedoff said...

Super Reflection! Hope you get better soon.

Xavi said...

Very good way to pass time in traffic jams!!

Rebecca said...

Now that is cool. Not the kidney stones, the photo. I love how the raindrops have the bokeh thing going on in the mirror.

Good luck with the kidney stones, may they all be gone!

PS - Schroeder really isn't very patient either. I have about 100 other photos of a tail, ears, or blur. He just happened to give me one good shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great choice for this theme!I loved this idea!
and, for sure, fabulous reflection shot!
Léia

Dianne said...

I've taken a few traffic shots
this one is better than any I've taken and then some

Jientje said...

Get well soon, kidney stones are very painful. I like how we can see the traffic as well as the street. Very nice shot!

hip chick said...

Oh that does look like quite a bit of traffic. I have had kidney stones as well and I know that they are not fun!! I hope you have passed the last of them.

Melli said...

I know that feeling! Honestly... one day I was desperate and started taking micro's of my toenails! It wasn't pretty!

THIS is a nice shot though - I like the glow of the lights!

easternsparkle said...

Loving the tail light!

Helena said...

Very cool reflection. Hope you feel better soon.

Marka said...

A buddy of mine had one kidney stone last semester, and I know the pain he was in. I can't hardly imagine the pain you're putting up with. But on the other hand, that's what the good pain meds are for, right?

BTW, I finally got my act together and after missing the last few weeks I have a reflection post this weekend. Cheers!

Renee said...

I love this. Of course, I'm a fan of shooting traffic scenes... not sure why. Hope you are feeling better. Sorry so many trips to the ER :(

earnest said...

Fortunately I've not suffered kidney stones but I know it is excruciatingly painful as some people close to me have had some... I hope the worst has passed... no pun intended.